Oracle Essbase 11.1.2 for System Administrators

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The typical Essbase project is a high visibility, high priority development project designed to enhance bottom line performance. Strong Essbase administrative skills are essential in supporting these projects.Learn how to configure, secure, optimize, and maintain the Essbase environment for both block storage and aggregate storage applications. Whether you are a new or seasoned Essbase user, you will benefit from the Essbase experience and best practices built into the lectures, student guide, numerous exercises, and case study, and this course will prove to be a valuable addition to your administrator's survival kit.Students Will Learn To: Perform backup, recovery, application migration, and task automation; Optimize Essbase system caches; Configure the block storage and aggregate storage kernels; Design and manage Essbase security.

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General technical backgroundBasic system administration experienceOracle Essbase 11.1.2 Bootcamp

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Database AdministratorsSecurity AdministratorsApplication DevelopersDatabase DesignersAdministrator


Set up user, group, and application access type securityCreate database filtersDescribe the components of the Oracle Essbase product familyOptimize Essbase caches and buffersPerform database maintenance, including backup and recovery and application migrationConfigure the Essbase environmentAutomate routine tasks using MaxL scripts

Online Analytical Processing Overview:- Data Transformation- Multidimensional View of Information- Dimensional Modeling- Data Cubes- Dimension Hierarchies- OLAP SolutionsEssbase Architecture, Components, and Production Cycle:- Aggregate Storage and Block Storage- Outlines- Load Rules- Calculation Scripts- Aggregations- Reporting in Smart ViewBlock Storage Data Structure:- Data Blocks and the Index System- Block Storage Database Statistics- Data Block Creation- Database Calculation ProcessAggregate Storage Data Structure:- Table space Overview- Data Aggregation- Aggregate Storage Database StatisticsConfiguring Essbase Servers:- Setting up runtime and connection options for Essbase- Configuring block storage and aggregate storage disk allocation- Identifying the primary information logs available to Essbase system administrators- Maintaining the Essbase Server configuration fileEssbase Data Integrity:- Ensuring Essbase Data Integrity- Transactions and Locks- Isolation LevelsEssbase Security Overview:- Essbase Native Security- Global Access Security Layer- User and Group Security Layer- Application Access Type Security- The Essbase Security FileCreating Essbase Security Filters:- The Essbase Security Filter Layer- Creating Security Filters- Filter Behavior- Resolving Security ConflictsSecuring the Essbase Environment in Shared Services:- Shared Services Security- Converting Essbase Users to Shared Services Security- Provisioning Users in Shared Services- External Authentication and Single Sign-onOptimizing Block Storage Caches:- Optimizing the Database- Optimizing Caches- Setting RAM Caches- Cache Hit RatiosOptimizing Aggregate Storage Cache:- Aggregate Storage Cache Optimization- Managing Aggregate Storage Cache- Viewing Aggregate Storage Cache StatisticsOptimizing Buffers and Compression:- Setting Data Retrieval Buffers- Data Compression Methods- Setting the Optimal Compression MethodManaging Fragmentation:- Measuring Database Fragmentation- Preventing and Reducing Database Fragmentation- Removing Security File FragmentationManaging Applications, Sessions, Usernames, and Passwords:- About Application and Session Management:- Migrating Applications and Databases- Enabling/Disabling Usernames in Administration Services ConsoleBacking Up, Restoring, and Recovering Essbase Databases:- About Backup, Restore, and Recovery- Manual Backup and Restore- Automated Backup and Restore - Manual Recovery - Automated Recovery - Recovering from a Server Interruption- Recovering Corrupted Essbase DatabasesTask Automation:- Automating Tasks Using MaxL- The MaxL Command Shell- MaxL Statements and Syntax- MaxL Username and Password Encryption- Debugging MaxL scripts