Introducing our Newsletter for OLAP Reference Customers!
This Newsletter aims to give information to our OLAP Reference Customers to tell you about what other customers are doing, and what they have to say publicly about their experiences.
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OLAP Reference Program
The OLAP Reference Program has been active for over a year now and has over 70 active customers worldwide who are working with OLAP.
What is the OLAP Reference Program? The program is being run to assist customer projects move from design to production status as quickly and as effectively as possible.
Assistance can be given through the whole implementation cycle; we'll work with you, Oracle Support, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Sales Consulting to achieve a production solution. Help can come at any time in the project cycle: through the evaluation of OLAP, help with design, advice on implementation, performance tuning. An assigned Case Manager works remotely with you in an advisory role and will help and coordinate advice, can accelerate issue resolution and will provide product information directly from Development.
In return you state your intention to participate in our Reference activities. This may simply be a quote which can be used in our Sales Collateral and in other Oracle marketing material. You may also participate in the Customer Reference Program where a Customer Profile or Success Story can be written and published on Oracle.com, and you can participate in joint Oracle events. You choose how much or how little you want to do.
How does the partnership work?
Customer follows achievable implementation plan to drive production schedule forward
Customer commits to become an Oracle OLAP reference
ORP commits a Case Manager
Facilitate progress toward production status
You provide Reference and are nominated to the Customer Reference Program where appropriate
Ongoing project involvement and knowledge transfer
Product Management OLAP Update
What's the latest RDBMS patch set that includes OLAP updates? 188.8.131.52.0 (PS # 3501955)
Are there any Oracle OLAP specific patches for 184.108.40.206.0? Yes,OLAP 220.127.116.11.0A known as PS #3672399 for Unix and PS #3682236 for Windows.
Are RDBMS patch sets cumulative? Yes
Is 18.104.22.168.0 currently available on all Oracle OLAP platforms? Yes
Does 22.214.171.124.0 contain all the code found in the OLAP 126.96.36.199.1 patch (PS #3084634)? Yes, in addition to other OLAP bug fixes.
BridgePoint, in North Carolina, USA have implemented an OLAP AW and BI Beans solution and had the following to say in a recent Press Release:
"Upon evaluation of our analytics platform choices, we have decided to switch to Oracle OLAP and Oracle BI Beans. The adoption of an all-Oracle solution not only reduces our overall cost of implementation, but also allows us to innovate around capabilities. Our choice to go with this embedded relational-olap technology platform provides us significant advantages by delivering increased flexibility and long-term strategic value for both BridgePoint and our customers. Immediate benefits to BridgePoint customers include reduced data latency and visibility to transactional data from within the context of analytics. We are pleased with Oracle's offering in this critical solution space." Ric Peller, Director of Development at BridgePoint.
About BridgePoint: BridgePoint is a US provider of global supply chain visibility solutions for global carriers and shippers.
Do you need a way to determine the size and owner of Analytic Workspaces? Use this simple select statement in sql*plus:
set pages5000 lines110
select dlob.owner, dlob.table_name aw_table, dseg.bytes/1024 kb, dseg.tablespace_name
from dba_lobs dlob, dba_segments dseg
where dlob.column_name= 'AWLOB' and dlob.segment_name = dseg.segment_name
order by dlob.owner,dlob.table_name;
owner aw_table kb tablespace
------ --------- ---- ----------
SYS AW$AWCREATE 3072 SYSTEM
SYS AW$AWMD 832 SYSTEM
Do you want to fine tune your db instance for OLAP? Make a few important and simple initialization parameter changes to make as much memory as possible available to Oracle:
db_cache_size - set to 25% of RAM available to instance shared_pool_size - set to 10% of RAM available to instance pga_aggregate_target - set to 25% of RAM available to instance
These settings assume DEDICATED server mode, which should be used in most cases. Further tune this by the using db_cache_advice feature and the Enterprise Manager (EM) console instance configuration memory tab.
olap_page_pool = This should be increased from the default 32M where there are few users; 64M would be an effective setting. Where there are lots of users, you should set olap_page_pool lower, depending on the available memory. For bulk data loading olap_page_pool can also be increased higher for that particular session (we recommend this to be set less than 250M). Talk to your Oracle Contact for Operating System specific recommendations.
Product Management BI Beans Update
Which production versions of the BI Beans are certified with Oracle Database 188.8.131.52.0? 9.0.3 and 9.0.4