Can I make Essbase on Exalytics Even Faster?

I have spent a lot of time working in Exalytics environments, and while they are incredibly fast, I have always been curious if there are ways to squeeze a little bit better performance from such a super charged server.  Well, I recently found a way to do so. Background I have been working with a…

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Regression Analysis 101

Regression analysis is useful in statistics as it allows us to identify trends in the data. If you find yourself wondering if there is a correlation or relationship between variables, then regression analysis might be worth exploring. As it will help identify and quantify trends, as well as aid in future predictions. An overly simple…

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IBM Planning Analytics and the Secure Gateway

Are you a current or future TM1 user interested in loading on premises data into IBM Planning Analytics Cloud?   This blog describes how to set up a secure connection to safely transmit data to the IBM Planning Analytics Cloud from on premises databases.   As IBM describes here, the IBM Secure Gateway “provides a quick,…

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Scheduling a Command in Linux – Crontab

If you have worked with Linux, you have probably encountered some process or job that you would like to schedule to be run at a certain time. In this post I will discuss a method of scheduling using crontab. About Crontab Crontab is found in Unix-like operating systems that is used to schedule commands to…

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Why OLAP?

Introduction An effective OLAP solution solves problems for both business users and IT departments. For business users, it enables fast and intuitive access to centralized data and related calculations for the purposes of analysis and reporting. For IT, an OLAP solution enhances a data warehouse or other relational database with aggregate data and business calculations. In addition, by enabling…

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