April 7, 2011

Oracle EPM is Available

Gentlemen, begin your upgrades.  Oracle EPM has finally shipped.  Those who've been waiting for the migration (and slightly more stable) releases of Essbase, Hyperion Planning, HFM, and the rest for around a year can finally get real lives.

I know: I'm shocked it's out too.  It's not on edelivery.oracle.com yet (at least as of 4:15PM Eastern on April 7, 2011) but it is available for download on download.oracle.com.  I made a bit.ly link to the exact page:
Oracle EPM

Tell everyone and impress your friends.

UPDATE: As of April 8, 2011, EPM is now available in nice Media Packs on eDelivery.oracle.com for the following operating systems:

  • HP-UX (Itanium)
  • IBM AIX (64-bit)
  • Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Solaris (64-bit only)
  • Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)

As mentioned before, the EPM docs (including all the new features and yes, there are some new features) on can also be found here:

April 1, 2011

Oracle EPM - Releasing No Sooner Than April 10

In a posting back in February, I relayed that development was virtually promising that Oracle EPM would be out sometime in March. I then padded that to be sometime by March 31. Here's what I was told from multiple sources (not one of which is Glenn Schwartzberg): apparently, development discovered two bugs during testing just this week. They are being immediately corrected and then the patch should release to manufacturing (meaning it can be bundled up and posted on edelivery.oracle.com).

This jibes with a public announcement that Oracle made during a Customer Advisory Board meeting in Copenhagen this week. A customer that was there told me that Oracle announced they were releasing to edelivery on April 10. This is the first time I've ever heard of an exact date spoken in a semi-public forum.

No I think that the more likely date is April 11 (which is a Monday and as such, a lot more likely than Sunday). That said, the earliest I would expect it is April 11 since, well how do I put it gently, Oracle has been working this for around a year now and has lost pretty much all credibility with estimating patch release dates.

To add to the bad news, it looks like support for other application servers (like WebSphere) will NOT be in this patch. Looks like it will be delayed until to (and who really believes that will really release by year-end?).

Keep watching here and I'll let you know when gets posted for downloading.