ODI needs your help: Petition for EPM KMs support


Hi all,

Today’s post is a request for all of our readers. As you know, ODI 12c does not support EPM KMs. Although it seems that Oracle has announced that they will support the Hyperion Essbase KMs sometime in the future, no such acknowledgement has been made for the Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Financial Management Knowledge modules and it all indicates that this functionality will migrate to FDMEE application. This has created a lot of noise in the EPM community, especially in big clients that have invested a large amount of time and money to build ODI ETL processes around their EPM applications.

Having this in mind, Chris Rothermel (thank you so much Chris for all your effort on this, the ODI/EPM community really appreciate this!) has created an online petition requesting Oracle to rethink its strategy and add the EPM KMs support in ODI 12c.

DEVEPM supports this petition and asks you all to sign it!

Link for the petition site here: Change.org

Some of you may think that signing this petition is going to make you go “against Oracle” in some way but that’s totally the opposite. The ODI/EPM community is raising this petition just because we love ODI and all Oracles’ EPM tools and we really want to see them shine! We live and breathe ODI/EPM every single day and we may tell you for sure that ODI is the best ETL tool in the market today and should bring all technologies under its wings. See what the ODI team is doing for Golden Gate/Big Data integrations…. It’s just amazing! We just want the same for all EPM tools!

Is this petition going to have any effect on Oracles’ thought? I don’t know, but they need to know at least that there is an ODI/EPM community out there that cares about it and that will be left alone if they decide to abandon the EPM KMs support. Another suggestion for Oracle is to make the EPM KMs open source at least, so the EPM community would modify/upgrade them as needed when a new version of EPM tools hits the market. DEVEPM even offers to be a major contributor to these changes if they go open source 🙂

Thanks guys, we are counting on you to make this petition work!

See ya!

Edited on 01/15/2015 ——————————————————————————————

Victory!!!!! It seems that Oracle has heard the community!!! Take a look on what Chris has added to the petition site:

“12 de jan de 2015 — Hooray! The Hyperion Planning Knowledge Modules will likely be supported in ODI 12c. That means both Essbase and Planning will be supported in the next release of ODI. That’s a change for the better. No official word on this yet. The HFM Knowledge Modules have a different story for ODI version 12C. Since the HFM API in version 11.1.2.4 will be Java there is a big architecture change and the ODI KMs for HFM will not be available or supported by Oracle for the next release.

Also note that Planning has a new set of API’s with 11.1.2.4 so look for improvements in both Planning and ODI.”

Thanks for all those that contributed somehow to this cause! Lets wait for the official Oracle announcement!

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6 Responses to “ODI needs your help: Petition for EPM KMs support”

  1. Open source certainly gets my vote and plays to the strengths of the traditional ODI approach. Leave the packaged, black box approach to FDMEE when appropriate 😉

  2. Chris Rothermel Says:

    I’d like to see the ODI KMs for Planning stay. Not because I think they’re great, but they serve a need and customers have already invested in using them and learning the toolset. To suddenly stop support of something that works well and is understood by the market is frustrating. Keep them Oracle!

  3. Removing the KM just for fun isn’t really supportive! Signed!

  4. Alan Coleman Says:

    Oracle, what fun it is to do business with you. all fun all the time

  5. […] certification, ODTUG ODI Expert Panel, speaking at KScope14, changed ODI EPM KMs to work on ODI12c, ODI petition for EPM KMs support, OTNArchBeat Publication and a lot of other EPM related […]

  6. […] had its support cancelled by Oracle last year (the announcement was on Kscope14), but thanks to the community public petition, Oracle reconsidered this topic and said that the ODI KM was going to be supported in the future. […]

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