Here we are at the last chapter of this outstanding book. It has taken ten, occasionally long, chapters to get you to a point where you are proficient and capable in the exciting world of Oracle Essbase.
A lot has changed with Essbase since the early days back in the 1990's. Essbase itself has grown and flourished into the world's leading OLAP analytic software and now includes all of the bells and whistles you'd expect and more.
The purpose of this chapter is to go over some exciting new additions to the Essbase family. No longer is it just Essbase, the multidimensional OLAP database. The future of Essbase, beginning with Essbase version 9.x, is now Essbase System 9.
Essbase System 9 is now a suite of analytical ...