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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

By : Jose R Ruiz
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Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook

By: Jose R Ruiz

Overview of this book

Oracle Essbase is a Multi-Dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) server, providing a rich environment for effectively developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications. Oracle Essbase enables business users to quickly model complex business scenarios. This practical cookbook shows you the advanced development techniques when building Essbase Applications and how to take these applications further. Packed with over 90 task-based and immediately reusable recipes, this book starts by showing you how to use a relational data model to build and load an Essbase cube and how to create a data source, prepare the mini schema, and work with the data elements in Essbase Studio. The book then dives into topics such as building the BSO cube, building the ASO cube, using EAS for development, creating Calculation Scripts and using MaxL to automate processes.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Oracle Essbase 11 Development Cookbook
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In this chapter, we will go over some basic, yet necessary Essbase Studio recipes. The first question that we should discuss, is why begin developing with Essbase Studio as opposed to Essbase Administration Services (EAS) or Essbase Integration Services (EIS)? The most obvious answer is that Oracle has announced that their long-term vision is to replace EAS and EIS with Essbase Studio. Please visit the following URL for more information on the Oracle Essbase Road Map:

That said, version, the version this book is written for, requires that you use Essbase Studio in conjunction with EAS for a set of tasks. Please see the following advantages and disadvantages of Essbase Studio for more details.

Advantages of Essbase Studio

  • Essbase Studio is integrated with all new features of 11.x

  • Ease of migrating Integration Service catalog to Essbase Studio catalog via migration utility

  • As opposed to EIS, Essbase Studio...