Oracle Essbase – The business analysis server technology that provides an environment for rapidly developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications. For example, Essbase makes it easy for line-of-business personnel to develop and manage analytic applications that model complex scenarios, forecast the business and perform “what-if” analyses in order to look into the future. Essbase supports extremely fast query response times for vast numbers of users, for large data sets, and for complex business models. It is hot-pluggable across any data source.
- Richest business user experience – Delivers “speed-of-thought” query response time so users can quickly understand the metrics that influence business performance, ask questions, and make informed decisions. With its outstanding Microsoft Office integration, Essbase resonates with business and financial analysts alike. In addition, a suite of reporting tools satisfies the diverse needs of users across the enterprise. Whether inside a spreadsheet, through formatted reports, via a powerful ad hoc graphical interface, or a data visualization paradigm, business users can easily and intuitively understand what drives the business.
- Highly advanced calculation engine – At its core, Essbase is the most advanced, high performance calculation engine on the market. It ships with over 350 pre-built, out-of-the-box functions, accelerating the development of complex business models. A single point of maintenance makes it easy for an administrator to manage business rules. From straightforward aggregations to complex cross-dimensional allocations; from comprehensive time series intelligence to financial sophistication, the Essbase calculator delivers premium performance and breadth of functionality.
- Best custom analytic environment – Essbase enables line-of-business personnel to drive application design and rapid iterations. The highly graphical “outline” technology makes it easy to build dimensions, hierarchies, metrics, and scenarios. Essbase’s unique multi-user read/write technology allows the creation of forward looking applications such as trending, forecasting and scenario analysis. It is the Essbase engine that powers the Hyperion Planning suite of applications. Performance is optimized via a range of data storage and compression methods best suited for the type of application being built. Essbase supports both 32 and 64 bit computing across both Windows and Unix operating environments-capable of massive scalability for enterprise wide deployments.