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Oracle Essbase 9 Implementation Guide by Joseph Sydney Gomez, Sarma Anantapantula

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Types of Essbase applications

A nice feature of Oracle Essbase is that it allows you to create high level umbrella applications under which you can group similar databases. The similarity in databases means they are either similar in function or purpose.

Note

When we speak of an Essbase application, it must be noted that all databases are created under an umbrella application. You may have one or many databases under an application, but you cannot create a database without a parent application. Likewise, an application is virtually useless without dependent databases.

Oracle recommends that we have only one database for an application. The reason for this is that when you restructure a database, the entire application is locked and you will not ...

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