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The only book to cover and compare Oracle's online analytic processing products
With the acquisition of Hyperion Systems in 2007, Oracle finds itself owning the two most capable OLAP products on the market--Essbase and the OLAP Option to the Oracle Database. Written by the most knowledgeable experts on both Essbase and Oracle OLAP, this Oracle Press guide explains how these products are similar and how they differ. Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP will help you architect the Oracle OLAP product that is most appropriate for your application, and build, tune, and maintain OLAP solutions.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to OLAP;
Chapter 2. OLAP Concepts and History;
Chapter 3. Design and Overall Methodology;
Chapter 4. Building an Oracle OLAP Analytic Workspace;
Chapter 5. Building Your Essbase Database;
Chapter 6. Reporting from an OLAP Application;
Chapter 7. Leveraging OLAP in Your Organization;
Chapter 8. Keeping It Running;
Chapter 9. Real-World Examples;
Michael Schrader is the director of BI Strategy at Oracle.
Dan Vlamis, founder of Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc., is a beta tester and customer advisory board member for Oracle BI and OLAP-related products.
Mike Nader is a global domain expert for Essbase and Analytics with Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence team.
Chris Claterbos is consulting manager for Vlamis Software, specializing in data warehousing and BI implementations.
Dave Collins has been working with Essbase as a consultant and instructor for more than 15 years.
Mitch Campbell is a global domain expert for Business Intelligence at Oracle.
Floyd Conrad has been working with Hyperion Planning as a customer and sales consultant for more than 15 years.
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Complete Coverage of Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP
Written by renowned experts on both Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP, this exclusive Oracle Press guide explains the unique features and benefits of these powerful online analytic processing products. Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution provides the details you need to architect the OLAP solution that meets your requirements. Proven techniques for building robust applications and tuning and maintaining your OLAP environment are included in this authoritative resource. Real-world case studies illustrate the material presented.
Learn OLAP concepts and history
Understand OLAP as a key component of any business intelligence architecture
Design and build Oracle OLAP analytic workspaces
Plan and create Oracle Essbase databases
Generate reports from Oracle OLAP, Oracle Essbase, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, and other tools
Accelerate and enhance data warehouses with Oracle OLAP
Use Oracle Essbase with performance management applications, including Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Oracle Crystal Ball, and Oracle Smart Space
Develop custom applications using Java APIs
Configure, optimize, tune, and maintain Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP