- With a cloud service, customers expect an “always on” capability – “maintenance mode” and other activities should be minimised.
- Moreover, with the advent of metered services, it’s important that available uptime (burning credits) is maximised – you don’t want the server burning credits if it’s not available for use.
- On premises Essbase can easily be backed up with no downtime with some custom backup scripts – let’s get the cloud to do the same.
- OAC essbase backups are somewhat CPU intensive
- The 2x most common use cases are:
- Restore an individual application
- Restore the server and rebuild an application
- This post shows you how to turbocharge your backups!
How To – Goal Seeking
Essbase has some great machine learning functions (e.g. @TREND), but these functions usually need tuning. This is a simple goal seeking function to help optimise a linear expression
Triple Exponential Smoothing – Holts Winters
One of our customers required a 3rd Normal Formal Holts Winters Multiplicative predictive model, running on planning. The predictive planning add-in doesn’t support this method – but it’s actually one of the most interesting predictive algorithms since it supports seasonality – a must have for retailers.