Wednesday, May 11, 2011

books to read...

I have received a few comments asking about what books to read. Sorry to say but I cannot recommend any books because I have not handled any of them personally to recommend a book. That doesn't mean that what's out there is not good.
What makes Hyperion a bit overwhelming in the beginning is that you really need to learn 2 parts, Essbase and Hyperion Planning. To be able to build Hyperion Planning systems that will actually work you really need to have an understanding of Essbase. Once you learn Essbase, Planning will come easy. In either case, the Oracle administrator and developer documentation is available online. Before buying anything, I'd digest what's available online. Online content consists of:
-Oracle documentation
-news groups
-web sites that google takes you to

-official Oracle documentation. There are different features depending on the version of the software you are looking at. The 2 most relevant versions now are:
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Oracle (Hyperion) system 11.1.2
-news groups
Public technical Hyperion:
Public Oracle discussion for Oracle business intelligence:

-web sites

-free online web sessions to discuss Hyperion topics