Friday, October 18, 2013

New Tuning Guide For EPM and

The Oracle EPM/BI Customer Engineering & Advocacy Lab (CEAL) team has release an updated version of the EPM Infrastructure Tuning Guide. Existing information has been updated to match the latest EPM versions and some new sections have been added:
  • monitoring and tuning Essbase Analytics Link (EAL)
  • tuning Oracle ADF
  • monitoring and tuning IBM WebSphere and IBM HTTP Server
  • tuning Smart View
  • tuning Data Management products such as DRM and FDM
  • tuning web browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox)
  • the Essbase tuning section has been extended

To download the document head on the EPM/BI CEAL blog post: EPM Infrastructure Tuning Guide v11.1.2.2 /

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

First PSU Out for HFM

Oracle has released the first Patch Set Update for HFM last week. The PSU .100 (patch number 16956060) includes one new "feature":
The HFM UI has been tested in accordance with the software accessibility standards required by the US Federal Rehabilitation Act (Section 508).
Besides mentioning this accessibility feature the rest of the readme is stuffed with fixed defects (41 in total!). One of the most important corrections is that the web form performance fixes already released for HFM have now been brought over to as well. For the rest of the list please see the readme file on Oracle Support.

Note that this PSU requires three patches to Oracle common components: ADF patch 16788543 and two general Fusion Middleware patches: 13866584 and 16810628. Make sure you get the correct version (111170_Generic) of these packages when downloading them from Support.

Update: There are quite a few PSUs released for other products as well. See the Oracle Business Analytics Proactive Support blog for the lengthy list: October EPM patch set updates released.