Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2020 Certified Associate Issued to Joe Malewicki, Jr.

  • Date: July 7, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions President, Joe Malewicki, Jr., has become an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2020 Certified Associate. This certification is given to individuals by Oracle with a knowledge of public cloud services provided by OCI. iArch Solutions is a leader in cloud services with expertise in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Azure and AWS cloud solutions. Contact us today to discuss your migration to cloud infrastructure.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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Joe Malewicki, Jr. Promoted to Oracle ACE

  • Date: June 22, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions is happy to announce that Joe Malewicki, Jr. has been recognized as an Oracle ACE. He was promoted from ACE Associate due to his valuable contributions in the Oracle community.

Joe Malewicki, Jr., who’s been working with Oracle products since 1997, has experience implementing, supporting and training customers on Oracle EPM Hyperion. He has also expanded his expertise into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by becoming a certified OCI Architect. 

What is the Oracle ACE Program?

The Oracle ACE Program highlights excellence within the global Oracle community by recognizing and rewarding members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions. These individuals are technically proficient and willingly share their knowledge and experiences through presentations, blog posts, articles, social media posts, community forum support and more. The Oracle ACE Program award is given for a one year term.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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OCI Load balancer backend set session persistence when set to “Drain State”

  • Date: June 4, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

I recently took the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Architect Associate exam. There was a question about Load Balancers and I only knew half the answer. I went back after the exam to search for the correct answer but had a really hard time finding it in any of the materials I had been using to study. This includes the videos and the transcripts too. Eventually I found the answer. The question I ran into is similar to the one below.

Which two will occur when a back-end server that is registered with a back end set is marked to drain connections?

A. It forcibly closes all connections to that instance after a timeout period.

B. It keeps the connections to that instance open and attempts to complete any in-flight requests.

C. It disallows new connections to that back-end server.

D. It immediately closes all existing connections to that instance.

E. It redirects the requests to a user-defined error page.

The “two” part is what threw me. I knew the first half of the answer was C. It disallows new connections to that back-end server. But had to guess at the second half. Afterwards, I eventually found a website that directed me to this url: https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/Balance/Reference/sessionpersistence.htm

At the bottom of the page I did find this excerpt: “The Load Balancing service considers a server marked drain available for existing persisted sessions. New requests that are not part of an existing persisted session are not sent to that server.”

Based on this piece of information I am led to believe that the correct second half to the question is B. It keeps the connections to that instance open and attempts to complete any in-flight requests. Please feel free to respond to this and let me know your thoughts.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cumulative Feature Overview

  • Date: May 15, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

Oracle has great tool to help you evaluate and compare different releases of Hyperion EPM. It covers releases back to 9.3.1 up to its newest release of 11.2.1.0.000. Using this tool, you will be able to see the products that continue to be available and the ones that have been discontinued. For those products that have not been discontinued the report will show what Oracle has done to improve the functionality and user interface of each Product.

If, for example, you were presently on Oracle EPM 11.1.2.3 and wanted to compare it with Oracle EPM 11.2.  Your first step would be to go to https://apexapps.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=20620:1:0 . 

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It is fairly straight forward from there. Please select your current release. Or the earlier version of the 2 you wish to compare. 

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I have chosen 11.1.2.3

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Next choose your Target version. Here I have chosen 11.2

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Now choose the Products you wish to compare. I have chosen to compare Calculation Manager, EPM Architect and Essbase. Then click on “Generate Report.”

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As you can see here it shows all the major changes and improvements that have been made up to the newest release requested.

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If you take a look at EPM Architect, you will see that the last release is shown to be in 11.1.2.4. Meaning that it is no longer available in later releases.

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As a further example, let’s look at Essbase.

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I hope this was helpful for you to get a look into your future. Please use this tool as a starting point to help you understand what EPM Products are available in newer releases. Feel free to contact iArch Solutions to answer any of your Hyperion EPM infrastructure and Application questions.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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Brad Spelman Joins iArch Solutions

  • Date: February 12, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions is excited to welcome Brad Spelman as the newest member of the iArch Solutions team! Brad is an Indiana native that joins us with a strong background in Oracle EPM and Hyperion infrastructure. He began his career at UNISYS, where he specialized in UNIX Production Support. He then moved into consulting, focusing on installations, configurations and support for Oracle EPM and Hyperion. When away from the computer, you’ll find Brad working on his collection of antique arcade games.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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Oracle ACE Program Welcomes Joe Malewicki, Jr.

  • Date: February 6, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions is happy to announce that Joe Malewicki, Jr. has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Associate. He was nominated by other industry leaders for his expertise in Cloud, Applications/Apps Technology and Business Intelligence. 

Joe Malewicki, Jr., who’s been working with Oracle products since 1997, has experience implementing, supporting and training customers on Oracle EPM Hyperion. He has also expanded his expertise into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by becoming a certified OCI Architect. 

What is the Oracle ACE Program?

The Oracle ACE Program highlights excellence within the global Oracle community by recognizing and rewarding members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions. These individuals are technically proficient and willingly share their knowledge and experiences through presentations, blog posts, articles, social media posts, community forum support and more. The Oracle ACE Program award is given for a one year term.

Read the Oracle announcement here.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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THE END IS NEIGH…Well, at least for Windows 7

  • Date: January 23, 2020
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

In case you haven’t heard Microsoft is finally ending support for Windows 7.  That’s right folks, if you’re stilling running a 10-year-old operating system, you’re out of support now.  

This means Microsoft won’t be answering technical calls, offering patches or security fixes/updates.

Your path forward should probably be a quick upgrade to Windows 10.  Of course, it’s probably best that you install Windows 10 on a new set of hardware, since the hardware running Windows 7 is also outdated.

If you’re running legacy software that requires Windows 7 and some of its components, please reach out to us for upgrade advise.  IArch Solutions offers Advisory Services available to help you find the best solution for your company.  We can guide your forward to a new home, whether that’s in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment.

So, if you find yourself running an OS that was released back when cost looked like the list below, call us:

Cost of Living 2009

Average Cost of new house:  $232,880.00
Average Income per year:  $39,423.00
Average Monthly Rent:  $675.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas:  $2.73
US Postage Stamp: 42 cents
1 LB of Bacon:  $3.19
Movie Ticket:  $7.50
Loaf of Bread:  $1.77
In-state College Tuition:  $6,585.00
Price Of Gold Per Ounce ( September 1st 2009 ):  $958.00
Price Barrel Of Oil:  $53.56 per barrel

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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iArch Solutions Announces Acquisition of FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice

  • Date: September 10, 2019
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions LLC, an Oracle Gold Partner specializing in Oracle Cloud solutions, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and Business Intelligence (BI) announced today the acquisition of FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice, a Microsoft Gold Partner consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Performance Managed (EPM) Infrastructure solutions.

The acquisition of FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice is part of iArch Solutions’ continued growth strategy to build on core capabilities in providing superior infrastructure, cloud solutions and end to end support services for clients.

As a Gold-level member of the Microsoft Partner Network, FinWeb Solutions has a deep-rooted working knowledge, proven hands-on infrastructure competencies and specialized technical skills with the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management suite of products. FinWeb’s services include implementation, migration, managed services as well as infrastructure support and span industries including retail, life sciences and construction industries. 

“iArch Solutions has collaborated with FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice over the years in successfully implementing projects” said Joe Malewicki, President of iArch Solutions.“With a proven track record in the EPM space and core goals that align with iArch Solutions’ mission and growth plan, we enthusiastically welcome the FinWeb team.”

Michael Fredericks, Founder of FinWeb Solutions, now joins iArch Solutions as the Director of Infrastructure Consulting. “I am excited to see the strengths and success of FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice join together with our long-time partner iArch Solutions,” said Fredericks. “The growing iArch Solutions team will continue our commitment to providing our clients unrivaled services and industry best practice solutions.”

“This is the first acquisition for iArch Solutions as part of our impressive plans to grow and market our best in class services,” said Malewicki. 

About iArch Solutions

iArch Solutions delivers premier infrastructure solutions to Oracle clients and partners. We field flexible, scalable, best-in-class teams that are created to meet the specific demands of each unique project. Our 100% on-shore expert consultants boast decades of real-world industry experience offering unparalleled technical and client management skills.

From finance to manufacturing and everything in between, we ensure that you are running the most secure, stable and best performing environment possible. We serve global organizations, both large and small, including dozens of the top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. We believe in individualizing every implementation, solution, and customer interaction. Our customized service and close relations leave our clients with the utmost confidence and satisfaction in the delivery of our work.

With Corporate offices in CT, FL, IN, MA and RI servicing the United States, Canada and Europe, iArch Solutions is a Certified Oracle Gold Partner with expertise in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. For more information, call 203-880-4268, email sales@iarchsolutions.comor visit the website at iarchsolutions.com

About FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice

FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice is in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) services space, offering a combination of financial and technical expertise to maximize end-to-end process improvements. Their services include implementation, migration, managed services, as well as application and infrastructure support. With leadership having 20 years of direct Fortune 500 experience, FinWeb Solutions Consulting Practice focuses on implementation services and consulting. They also specialize in transitioning from a legacy platform and/or moving to the cloud.


Contact

iArch Solutions, LLC
Elysha Daly, 203-880-4268
Director of Operations
elysha.daly@iarchsolutions.com

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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Save The Date!

  • Date: August 14, 2019
  • Article by: Elysha Daly
Microsoft and Oracle have some critical end of life dates quickly approaching.  Any customers running on the platforms listed below should begin to prepare for these upcoming support changes.  Contact us today to discuss how these support policy changes might affect your mission critical Financial Close, Budgeting and Reporting systems.

Microsoft product technology end of life dates:

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server – January 2020
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – July 2019
  • Microsoft Office 2010 – October 2020

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Oracle EPM/Hyperion on-premise end of life dates:

  • 11.1.2.3.x – March 2018
  • 11.1.2.4.x – December 2020, extended support can be purchased through December 2021
  • 11.2.x – To be released September 2019,  support end of life date of December 2030 

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Oracle EPM/Hyperion Features Discontinued in 11.1

Hyperion Financial Management

Hyperion Planning

  • Financial Management Analytics
  • Essbase Analytics Link for HFM
  • Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency
  • Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF)
  • Simplified User Interface (SUI)
  • Workforce Planning
  • Capital Expense Planning
  • Project Financial Planning
  • Offline Planning

Hyperion BI +

  • Interactive Reporting (IR)
  • Production Reporting (SQR)
  • Web Analysis (WA)

Additional

  • Disclosure Management
  • EPM Mobile
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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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iArch Solutions Joins OneCloud Partnership Program

  • Date: August 7, 2019
  • Article by: Elysha Daly

iArch Solutions is excited to announce that we have joined the OneCloud Partnership Program! OneCloud provides intuitive and robust integration for Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence (BI), and System of Record (SoR) technologies to easily automate, and integrate business-critical applications that coexist on-premise and in the cloud. OneCloud is used in the office of the CFO by Fortune 500 companies as well by SMB companies and works closely with other technology companies to build intelligent integration and automation for business users.

For more information, contact sales@iarchsolutions.com.

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OWSM Blog Part 1 – Installation and Configuration of DRM Web Services API with Oracle EPM 11.2

  • Date: Nov 18, 2020
  • Article by: Brad Spelman
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October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services. 11.1.2.4.x

  • Date: Oct 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel
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