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yperion® Essbase® Aggregate Storage is a Essbase Attributes can be used in conjunction
patent-pending data storage mechanism with Aggregate Storage to facilitate dimensionally
designed to address the business needs rich analysis based on customer demographics
for highly dimensional applications. Aggregate and product details. And support for Essbase
storage complements the patented Hyperion Hybrid Analysis facilitates highly detailed analysis
Essbase Block Storage mechanism, designed to across tens or hundreds of millions of
address the business needs for dimensional members. Unlike
highly analytical applications.  ROLAP-based solutions, Hyperion
Hyperion provides optimized Essbase does not require you to
data storage for both financial Broader business visibility scale back on the number of
and operational multidimen- users or reduce your query
Deeper business insight
sional analysis. speeds to work with more
Higher application availability
dimensions and deeper detail.
   Lower hardware costs
  Lower maintenance costs For example, a major financial
  services company recently
completed testing an applica-
Aggregate Storage supports applications with tion that analyzes the profitability of 14 million
sparse datasets that contain large numbers of customers. In addition to helping them gain
dimensions and millions of members. Hyperion deeper insight into customer profitability across
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products and services, Hyperion Essbase is help- tion, Hyperion Essbase now supports more appli-
ing them cut hardware costs by reducing disk cations on fewer hardware servers because of its
storage, calculating more applications on a single fast load, calculation and query. And its efficient
server, and supporting more data storage helps you reduce
concurrent users per CPU—all disk space costs as you expand
without compromising query     deployments to include more
response or application avail- detail and applications.
ability. “Having more or less established itself
as a gold standard for financial analysis,  
  [Hyperion] Essbase’s new aggregate   
storage and sparse data-handling
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capabilities will allow enterprise
 users to analyze across a much  
broader set of corporate data.”
Hyperion Essbase Aggregate Madan Sheina
Aggregate Storage supports the
Storage also supports multi- Computerwire same front-end interfaces,
threading, partitioning, and development tools, and appli-
incremental data load func- cation programming interfaces
tionality—all of which help IT departments cost- (APIs) that existing Hyperion Essbase customers
effectively deliver more detailed analysis. In addi- use, which means very little additional training is

RDBMS Source Essbase 7X Cube Essbase 7X


Performance

Disk Footprint Disk Footprint - 1.4 GB Load = 8 Minutes


1 TB

Rows of Data Dimensions - 12 Calculation = 35 Minutes


3/4 Billion

Queries > 1 Minute Members - 14 Million Customers Queries = 0.2 Seconds

Concurrent Analytics - Allocations for Concurrent Users = 100


Users < 100 Profitability

Hyperion Essbase 7X: No-Compromise Scalability


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0 5 10 15 20 25 30 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500

Calculation Performance Disk Footprint


7x Faster 13x Smaller

300 12 100

250 10
80

200 8
60

150 6

40
100 4

20
50 2

0 0 0

Hyperion Essbase 7X: Superior Performance

needed to take advantage of the new functionality. Programmatic—Java, C, and Visual Basic® APIs
Supported interfaces include the following:
Linguistic—ESSCMD, MaxL
End User—Hyperion Analyzer™, Hyperion
Performance Suite™, Hyperion Reports™,   
Essbase Spreadsheet Services™, as well as custom
and third-party interfaces Aggregate Storage makes it easier to build and
tune Hyperion Essbase cubes. You can associate
Administration—Essbase Administration Services™,
Attributes with any dimension, and you no
Essbase Integration Services™
longer need to worry about dense/sparse settings
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on the dimensions, tuning the block size, or tion, and makes recommendations on which
determining what to designate “dynamic calc” views to pre-calculate, the amount of storage
and “label only.” In addition, Essbase required, and the impact on query performance.
Administration Services introduces several new This makes it easier for administrators to tune the
wizard-based interfaces that walk administrators balance between calculation times, disk foot-
through the block-to-aggregate storage conver- prints, and query response times.
sion process, creating of a write-back partition,
and designing aggregation plans.

For example, the Aggregation Design Wizard


automatically analyzes data density and distribu-

Hyperion Essbase 7X: Easy Cube Creation and Tuning

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