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    EPM Load Testing: Why and when do I need it?

    April 8th, 2019 | Abdelmajid Makrani

    Load testing allows you to test your EPM system to determine how it performs while being used by several users doing various activities in the system simultaneously. It can also be used to determine how much load the system can handle before it starts slowing down and eventually failing.

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    Building custom automation tools: Changing Oracle Cloud passwords

    November 6th, 2018 | Peter Toth

    Recently we had a request from an Oracle Cloud administrator who wanted to change user passwords programmatically. We came up with a solution to create a program that mimics the web requests that a normal user would make when changing their own password.

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    Oracle EPM Drops Reporting and Analysis Framework in the EPM 11.1.2.4.900 Release

    May 4th, 2018 | Wayne Kelly

    If you read our previous blog on the EPM Version and Types of Patches you will be familiar with the Oracle Lifetime Support policy. The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed the following with regards to Hyperion BI+ 11.1.2.x: it has been dropped.

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    Oracle EPM ‘Version’ and Types of Patches

    April 18th, 2018 | Wayne Kelly

    No doubt you have heard people discuss EPM Versions, Releases, Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates. But what do these terms mean and why does it matter?

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    Keeping Oracle HTTP Server TLS compliant

    April 11th, 2018

    One of the problems with Oracle’s software is its release schedule: the underlying middleware layer can remain un-updated for quite some time. For example, EPM 11.1.2.4 is the latest Oracle Hyperion EPM release but is based on an Oracle Middleware stack dating from as far back as 2012.

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    Do you want a secure EPM system? Don't forget Critical Patch Updates!

    March 27th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Every quarter, Oracle releases Critical Patch Updates (CPU) for their products. The Oracle EPM community is familiar with the normal Oracle EPM PSU/PSE patches which address functional aspects of the EPM products, either fixing defects or introduce new enhancements.

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    Will Spectre Meltdown your EPM environment? Part II

    March 19th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Since our last Meltdown post, Intel have released stable firmware for our server CPUs. This means we have now been able to run our tests with not only the Microsoft patches in place but with full Spectre/Meltdown mitigation at CPU and OS level.

    We have now also added Hyperion Essbase to our Spectre/Meltdown Tests.

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    Java 7 and EPM: an easy win?

    March 10th, 2018

    The Java 6 codeline saw its first release in 2006. It is now old enough that even the generous Oracle support schedule has decreed that it will not receive new updates after December 2018. This is probably why Oracle recently published two KM notes (2351525.1 and 2351499.1) describing how to use Java 7 with EPM products: support for the EPM 11.1.2.x suite actually ends in 2021, so any EPM instance would be running for three years on a technically-unsupported JVM if they were stuck on Java 6. Java 7 support ends in July 2022, resolving this problem.

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    Will Spectre Meltdown your EPM environment?

    February 19th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    The year 2018 kicked off with major global IT disruptions, aptly named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. These are vulnerabilities discovered in the CPU architectures of all major processor manufacturers. They are considered a significant security risk and can have a direct impact on system performance. For EPM clients, the recent news of vulnerability fixes causing performance issues are as worrying as the vulnerabilities themselves.

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