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Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase Statement of Direction (Doc ID 2647085.1)

Last updated on MARCH 11, 2020

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 This document provides an overview of changes in product strategy as it pertains to Oracle Analytics Cloud – Essbase, offered as part of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC).

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This document is for informational purposes only and is intended solely to assist you in planning for the implementation and upgrade of the product features described. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described in this document remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

 

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Overview

Oracle Analytics Cloud – Essbase is a cloud-based business analytics solution that uses a proven, flexible, best-in-class architecture for analysis, reporting, business modelling and collaboration. This cloud service delivers instant value and greater productivity for your business users, analysts, modelers, and decision-makers, across all lines of business within your organization. You can interact with the cloud service, through a Web 2.0 or Microsoft Office interface, to analyze, model, collaborate, and report.

While many customers have been very successful with Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase, there are expectations from Essbase customers & partners to provide flexibility to use Essbase for building custom analytic solutions while moving to the cloud.
In general, organizations have requirements for:

  1. Ease of Deployment
    1. Automatic install and configuration of Essbase on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
    2. Optimized for OCI Gen 2
    3. Leverage existing native OCI investments
  2. Flexible management for Essbase
    1. Ability to configure access to on-premises data sources (VPN/Fast Connect)
    2. SSH access / ability to customize configuration settings
    3. Control over Patching and upgrades
  3. Enhanced software functionality
    1. New features (Scenario Management, Cube Designer, Hybrid Engine)
    2. Use existing cloud migration utilities
    3. Migrate existing on-premises artifacts (server-side scripts, custom JDBC drivers)

Product Strategy

Oracle Essbase deployed on OCI via the Oracle Cloud Marketplace listing is a customer managed offering that allows the customer to deploy the latest versions of Essbase on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The most up to date version of Essbase (currently 19c) is available via these listings. Essbase is deployed as part of stack which includes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) resources such as compute, storage, networking components (LBaas and VCN’s) and Oracle Autonomous Database. These OCI components can be managed by the customer using the OCI Console, SDK or CLI and REST API’s. This provides complete freedom for customers to configure and customize their deployments on the cloud as per their requirements.


Oracle designates Essbase on OCI via the Marketplace as the strategic offering for customers looking to deploy Essbase on Oracle cloud for their custom analytic applications requirements. Oracle shall no longer develop any new features for the Oracle Analytics Cloud – Essbase offering.


Customers of Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase shall continue to receive support for existing functionality as per Oracle Cloud Hosting and Delivery Policies (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/ocloud-hosting-delivery-policies-3089853.pdf).


Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase customers are encouraged to transition to the strategic Essbase on OCI via Marketplace to benefit from continued product innovation.

 

Conclusion

Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase has been adopted worldwide by a number of enterprises. Oracle will continue to support and maintain OAC-Essbase as specified in the Oracle Cloud Hosting and Delivery Policies. However, no new subscriptions will be sold for OAC - Essbase. Existing OAC - Essbase customers will only receive critical bug fixes; no new features or enhancements will be provided.

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