Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Oracle University: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials

The Oracle University have announced a NEW course on their curriculum listing:

Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials

The course is aimed at Financial Analysts, End User and Business Analysts.  During the course:

  • learn how to use Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance.
  • review the account structure, maintain sub accounts, and data views.
  • analyze account assumptions by drilling down on accounts.
  • learn about forecast methods, and about changing scenarios and comparing data under different scenarios.
  • review consolidation structures, and entity characteristics, and assign scenarios to consolidation structures.
  • establish target values for accounts, and you perform sensitivity analysis to evaluate the impact on key variables when you change selected account values.
  • prepare reports and review financial statements.
  • set funding options.
  • undertake exercises that provide hands-on practice.

The Oracle University provides the training formats in Classroom Training and Live Virtual Class (LVC).  For full details on the Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials course visit: 

Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials Ed 1
Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials Ed 1 LVC

Where there are no scheduled courses you may express your interest in adding a future class by  "Register a Request".

Interested in Oracle University courses for Hyperion products?  Visit "Hyperion Categories"

Course formats:

  • Classroom Training: You train in person at an Oracle or partner facility. Includes in-class demonstrations and hands-on labs.

  • Live Virtual Class (LVC): You watch live classes as they're happening, in real-time, from anywhere with an Internet connection. Oracle University Instructors teach live students in a "virtual" classroom; you attend these courses online. Includes demonstrations and hands-on labs.

OBIEE bundle patch for Linux 64-bit - Update

An update from previous Blog post  "OBIEE bundle patch for Linux 64-bit". 

A new replacement patch is now available
via My Oracle Support | Patches and Updates
Patch 17886497.

Important Note: If you have downloaded and applied the Patch 17886497 prior to 17-Jan-2014, Oracle recommends that, to be safe, download the new patch, roll back and apply the new patch.

Additional details are outlined in:

OBIEE on Linux 64-bit Might Generate Core Dump or Not Start
Doc ID 1616208.1

OBIEE Tuning Guide Whitepaper - update available

(In via Ahmed)

New updates have been made to the OBIEE  "Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning" whitepaper.

This updated whitepaper is for 11g Release 1 (, and can be downloaded from the My Oracle Support knowledge article:

OBIEE 11g Infrastructure Performance Tuning Guide
Doc ID 1333049.1

The new revised document contains the following useful new and/or updated tuning items:

  • Optimized JVM switches for Oracle JRockit / Sun JVM / IBM JVM etc
  • New tuning parameters settings / values for JavaHost / OPIS / OBIS components.
  • Improved BIEE / platform performance monitoring techniques.
  • IBM WebSphere tuning parameters.
  • More WebLogic Server tuning parameters.
  • Windows Server 2012 tuning parameters.
  • New optimized Linux / AIX tuning parameters.
  • Additional Essbase ASO tuning parameters.
  • libOVD authenticator search tuning

    And many moreā€¦.

Disclaimer: All tuning information stated in this guide is only for orientation, every modification has to be tested and its impact should be monitored and analyzed. Before implementing any of the tuning settings, it is recommended to carry out end to end performance testing that will also include to obtain baseline performance data for the default configurations, make incremental changes to the tuning settings and then collect performance data. Otherwise it may worse the system performance.


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