EPM Infrastructure is an ever-changing space; the evolution of what used to loosely refer to just tin (hardware) is rapidly changing. In this new landscape, how you navigate between services, hybrid deployments, and cloud architecture, and still make sure you are providing world-class service and overcoming the real-world challenges of meshing together cross-platform solutions, is more important than ever.
Richard Philipson, EPM Infrastructure track lead for ODTUG Kscope18, shares his top EPM Infrastructure Track Sessions with reasons why they are his "don't-miss sessions" at ODTUG Kscope18:
Unless you’re new to EPM, the watercooler discussion is all about Securing Hybrid Cloud Solutions and answering the question “how does it really work in Cloud?” Bill Fox (Oracle Corporation), Jonathon Eastman (Anthem), and Pablo Bryan (inlumi) are all presenting different takes on this very prevalent issue.
Four Seasons Hotels, a Hybrid Cloud Story—Best of Both Worlds – Pablo Bryan, inlumi and Tjien Lie, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
In this session, Pablo and co-presenter Tjien Lie will review the technologies and techniques used to securely deploy Oracle EPM Planning for Four Seasons Hotels' properties across the globe using both on-premises Hyperion Planning and cloud technologies.
Securing Oracle Analytics Cloud for the Security Conscious Company – Jonathon Eastman, Anthem and Robert Gideon, interRel Consulting
Jonathon Eastman and Robert Gideon will be taking you through Anthem’s recent move of Oracle Exalytics Infrastructure to the cloud, utilizing Oracle Compute, Analytics, EPM, Database, and storage clouds.
Advanced Topics in EPM Cloud Infra and Security – Bill Fox, Oracle Corporation
Lastly, Bill Fox rounds this all out by lifting the lid on the detailed operations of EPM Cloud infrastructure and security. He’ll offer tips, tricks, and approaches to manage your EPM Cloud service and allowing exiting cloud administrators to further their understanding.
EPM Infrastructure is more than just setup at the start of a project and performance tuning at the project conclusion. Joseph Nasal (GE Digital) and Alex Znyk (Ingersoll Rand) are covering two traditional of BAU (business as usual) areas but in new and innovative ways.
Building a World-Class EPM Platform as a Service – Joseph Nasal, GE Digital
If you are looking for a best-practice model to understand the creation of a platform to handle the day-to-day management of a world-class EPM platform, then you need to join Joseph as he talks about how GE Digital developed its solution, focussing on the team, tools, and how to keep the environments humming through patch releases and performance testing and tuning.
Turning Rough Diamonds into Precious Gemstones: Sculpting EPM Logs into Sparkling Data – Alex Znyk, Ingersoll Rand
The bane of every person is observing and reading through EPM logs—it’s not pretty and it’s not normally fun. The EPM suite has a treasure trove of monitoring information (if you can find it!). Alex is exploring where this information is stored, how it is structured, and how to transform and normalize it in order to turn it into insightful analytics and visualizations, giving you a clear picture of how your systems behave.
About Richard Philipson: Richard is a self-confessed gadget person and golf-nut who lives and breathes EPM in New Zealand. Richard is one of the owners of James & Monroe and walks the fine line between infrastructure and functional, having architected solutions for the last 20 years across Financial Close and Consolidation, Planning and Budgeting, Essbase and Business Intelligence. Richard has been part of abstract review and has presented at ODTUG Kscope across multiple tracks. Since his first initiation to ODTUG Kscope11 in Long Beach, he has been hooked and returns as often as he can.