Mini-Series: EPMatrix

Scene I: Welcome to the EPMartix
The Brain: Welcome to the EPMatrix. That’s right, EPMware will now be known as the EPMatrix. My name is The Brain and I will be walking you through the EPMatrix program. Now sit back and enjoy the show. Morpheus?! 

Morpheus: "This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the red pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the blue pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
The Brain: Looks like you took the Blue pill. Morpheus, explain how this works.
Morpheus: The pill you took is part of a trace program. It’s designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal, so we can pinpoint your location.

Neo: What does that mean?

Cypher: It means, buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is about to go bye-bye.
The Brain: Let’s go! Oh, that box that was mentioned in the title? Yes, that does exist. If there wasn’t a box, then how cou…

EPMware is Multilingual...Only Where It Matters.

Let’s talk multilingual. No, not French, Spanish, or German, although EPMware can handle special characters like ç, ü and so on. Without a special install or configuration EPMware can handle these special characters within any field in the application, this includes the critical fields like member names and aliases.
The multilingual I am talking about is the coding kind. Coding multilingual like Java, SQL, Jython, C++, and other custom language that doesn’t yet have a name. There are governance tools available that include multiple coding languages that are made readily available to the users for creating dynamic/derived properties within the tool. Having multiple languages available to code in is great and the reasoning behind it is flexibility. However, having the multilingual available can also have the opposite effect. It can easily cause the “spaghetti effect”. The spaghetti effect is when there are many different things going on that no one can follow it except, maybe, the person…

EPMware Is Not An Ugly Baby

Sometimes, being an independent contractor has its benefits. You get a chance to meet people you otherwise may have never crossed paths with. Many consultants that are working full time in a corporate consulting firm have narrow vision and would never consider stepping outside of their namesake. As an independent, I stepped out from Oracle, my namesake, and straight into EPMware
How It All Started: As soon as I changed my status (LinkedIn) from being a full-time employee to being an independent consultant, EPMware reached out to me. I have years of experience working with ETL tools and many different Oracle tools, but they were specifically interesting in my DRM experience. EPMware felt like they had a tool that was not only equal too but, actually better than DRM. I was skeptical at first, because lets face it, everyone thinks that their baby is the most beautiful baby in the world. If we are honest with ourselves, there are some ugly babies out there. You know the ones I’m talking …

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If DRM Were A Super Hero.

What would DRM look like if it were a Super Hero. Maybe a little like this?

It’s time that we look to at Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) as a management tool, not just a place to enter random information or as another point of pain. DRM is a super hero of corporate hierarchy management. 
With Oracle Cloud, it is extremely important that companies see the value that DRM has always held. 
Here is what troubles me and the drive behind this post. I see people writing that DRM is NOW important because of the Cloud, when the truth is it has been important all along. They are just showing their immaturity with the product. Not only has it been important all along, it has been tried and true for many years. I started working with it back in 2006, it was called Razza. 
Quick History Lesson: It was BankOne HCS/CCS, Mazio (briefly), Razza, then MDM, now DRM. 
Through all those name changes and enhancements one thing never changed, whatever it was called, it was a central place to manage al…

OAC Metadata Management

Welcome to the Cloud family OAC!!! Now lets talk about Metadata. Actually before I do that it would be horrible of me to not mention my friends that are a part of a Blog Hop.

To continue learning about OAC, check out the blog hop participant posts below! What is a blog hop? A blog hop is a group of bloggers who all get together to blog on a particular topic. We share each others blog posts in an attempt to share a lot of great information in one place. Enjoy!

Opal Alapat, interRel ConsultingStewart Bryson, RedPill AnalyticsBrian Dandeneau, interRel ConsultingTim German, Qubix Cameron Lackpour, ARC EPM ConsultingMatt Milella, OracleGlenn Schwartzberg, interRel ConsultingSummer Watson, interRel ConsultingSarah Zumbrum, OracleOK. Where did I leave off.....Oh yeah.....Tell a Story.....It starts like this....