Kscope 19 Live Blog, Day, Part 1

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Yup, it’s Yr. Obt. Svt.’s patented Kscope19 live blog. I’m going to do my best to keep this going as long as I can aka until my laptop runs out of battery. I will attempt to keep this going until I run out of human battery.

With that, we’re sitting in the pretty much full Analytics and Essbase Sunday Symposium. It’s exciting stuff. The meat of the session is already beginning. Once I (barely) understand, I’ll do my best to set out my take on Gabby Rubin’s Safe Harbored, i.e., don’t hold Oracle to one single thing. You Have Been Warned.

With that, some snapshots for your enjoyment and edification

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Here’s ODTUG board member Teal Sexton and Oracle’s Gabby Rubin kicking it all off.

And the audience.

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Stick around for more

Kscope 19 Live Blog, Day, Part 1

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Yup, it’s Yr. Obt. Svt.’s patented Kscope19 live blog. I’m going to do my best to keep this going as long as I can aka until my laptop runs out of battery. I will attempt to keep this going until I run out of human battery.

With that,

A Change In The Weather

There’ll be a change in the weather and a change in the sea, From now on there’ll be a change in me  

Some of you have heard the rumor and reacted with delight (scarcely believable but possible), others have heard and recoiled in horror (arguably correctly), and the vast majority of the 42 or so people who read this blog haven’t heard and if they did wouldn’t care (definitely the right reaction) but regardless the change is upon us. Or me.

What Cameron, what oh what oh what is the change?

I’m   gonna   change my way of   livin  ’, And if that   ain’t   enough, I’m   gonna   change the way I strut my stuff

The change is I’ll no longer work (and write and present and whatever else I do – send letters care of this address if you’ve figured that out ‘cos I haven’t) with just one technology. It’s a multiproduct CPM (or EPM if you prefer) world and for me at least to stick with just one approach to solving problems simply isn’t enough.

In the past it was Arbor-Hyperion-Oracle, then OneStream, and it will now be about both. And there may be more.

Some would argue that

A n00b’s OneStream Journey No. 4 — Deleting and reloading an application

Moving an application tither and yon

Moving applications across environments is part and parcel of practically any CPM vendor’s tools. It’s here in production and I want it to be there migrated back into development. Or the other way around. Or across servers. Or to a laptop (for we consultants). Whether your team does the moving, or your IT department does it, or your managed service provider does it, or if indeed your software vendor’s cloud team does it, the key bit is that someone does it. Also, it could be you who does the moving.

If you think this is hard, or requires many hours, or is fraught with the potential for error (erm, except for the self-harm Yr. Obt. Svt. inflicts upon himself as I stumbled through this), you’re wrong. It’s dead easy with OneStream.

Let’s do this in steps.

Step the first, extract the application for migration

Just a note – the process I’m going to illustrate below will be for metadata (dimensions, CubeViews, security, dashboards, etc.) only. There’s a separate step that extracts data and I’ll cover that in some later post.

Just another note – this is from an honest to goodness customer application and

A n00b’s OneStream Journey No. 3 — OneStream XF Relational Blending 101, part 1

Introduction

This post is proof that my quite meager salesmanship skills are sometimes successful in convincing others to do my work. This time round, that means that my colleague Mike Gialanella agreed to write a guest post on XF’s relational blending. Thanks, Mike, for giving me the week off. And oh yeah, Gentle Reader, you too should thank Mike for writing about a really exciting and unique tool bit of functionality.

And with that, heeeeeerrrreeee’s Mike.

XF Relational Blending 101

When Cameron Lackpour asks you to write a guest blog post, the answer is yes. It is one of those things that you just can’t say no to. If Santa Claus asked you to deliver Christmas presents to kids-in-need, you would need an incredibly good reason to decline such a request.

XF networking event Nov 2017. Me on the right, Santa on the left.

So, for all you technical and finance experts that are attracted to Cameron’s wit and wisdom this blog, here’s my best-most-humble effort to deliver, by request of the man Cameron himself…. here you go:

OneStream XF is a unified SmartCPMTM platform solution, it is not a siloed set of solutions that are fused together.