Hyperion Essbase is a multidimensional data store or you can also call it a MOLAP engine. MOLAP is short for Multidimensional OnLine Analytical Processing. I am going to assume here that you know what OLAP is and hence your interest in Essbase.
Hyperion Essbase has been named as one of the 10 most influential technology innovations of the last 10 years by Information Age magazine in its August 2005 issue. This news is 3 years old (and counting) but Essbase still hasn’t lost any of its relevance.
Being in the BI consulting domain myself I have come across numerous customers who are simply bowled over by this technology. Of course none of them have an in depth knowledge of the product and that is the beauty of this application. It simply performs where others have failed and it provides such a simple and elegant design that it just wins over the business user by its simplicity and yet flexibility in handling OLAP data.
I will be discussing Hyperion Essbase in detail and also giving tips and tricks as I gather all I know right here on this blog.