• Dec 11, 2014

    Full360 ElasticBI Data Platform

    Full360’s ElasticBI Framework is our world class DW PaaS. Every day it continues to evolve. As our most demanding customers generate new requirements, and as we look to the future of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence at cloud scale, we incorporate more features and functions into ElasticBI.

    This Blog Series will cover the various aspects of the ElasticBI Framework. Today we talk about the database engines and storage facilities we employ.

    by Mike Bowen
  • Dec 10, 2014

    Dynamic Data Warehousing of Semi-Structured Data with Snowflake

    Here at Full 360 we consider ourselves “data centric… technology agnostic”. When faced with a data problem we try to identify the software solution that will best handle our client’s needs, as opposed to a “one hammer fits all” approach of using only tools that we know. That being said… over time we have developed preferences for certain products and providers. These preferences have grown from our experience doing BI for 15+ years, and understanding the problems that emerge over the lifetime of the application. Our primary preference for reporting on “big data” is the use of columnar databases. We already have what we consider to be the two strongest columnar database options under our banner of expertise… and have found that most of the other options in the marketplace aren’t worth pursuing because they don’t bring anything new to the table… or are simply columnar options for enterprise RDBMS offerings.

    Earlier in 2014, Snowflake Computing contacted us about a sneak preview of their SaaS columnar data warehouse offering. After seeing the demo I was immediately excited and took them up on their offer for a free account so that I could give it a spin. Now that the product has become publicly available I am free to share my excitement with you!

    by Jeremy Winters
  • Feb 14, 2013

    Amazon Redshift - Review and First Impressions

    As an AWS Premier partner, and the only partner with expertise in columnar databases in the cloud, Full360 was given earliest preview access to Amazon Redshift, the new cloud-based columnar data warehouse offering which was announced at the Re:Invent conference in November. Here are some of my initial impressions and experiences working with it over the past month.

    by Jeremy Winters
  • Jan 6, 2013

    Hyperion Planning in the Cloud Test Drive Lab Step-by-Step Directions

    In this lab we will take a high level look at the following sections of Hyperion Planning:

    • Hyperion Planning Workspace
    • Revenue Drivers (RD)
    • Workforce Planning Employee Management (WFP-EM)
    • Workforce Planning Add New Hire (WFP-ANH)
    • Workforce Planning Operating Expenses (WFP-OE)
    by Eric Valenzuela
  • Dec 27, 2012

    Real World Considerations When Implementing Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting (PSPB)

    I’ve been working with Hyperion Planning since Version 1, and have seen it grow and mature over the years. Beginning with the CapEx and Workforce Planning extensions, Oracle has created application “frameworks” for specific use cases of Planning.

    Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting (PSPB) is one such framework for government agencies. It adds specific public sector functionality for position and employee budgeting models, and customized Financial Reports.

    My experience with PSPB has surfaced several key considerations for implementing this Hyperion Planning module:

    by Phil Potenza
  • Dec 5, 2012

    re:Invent - AWS Amazes in First User Conference

    AWS Re:Invent User Conference

    The first AWS Re:Invent User Conference last week was a fascinating show, not so much for the novelty of a user conference – all major players have one these days – but for some of the facts that emerged from both Amazon and industry analysts.

    by Larry Hill
  • Nov 29, 2012

    AWS has named Full 360 as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner

    I am happy to announce that Amazon Web Services™ has named us as a 2013 AWS Premier Consulting Partner. The new AWS Premier Partner ranking recognizes the top 15 consulting partners within the AWS Partner Network (APN) for their commitment to AWS solutions, and is the highest level for consulting partners in the APN program.

    by Rohit Amarnath
  • Nov 15, 2012

    Full360 Likes Jaspersoft 5

    I had the good fortune to be invited to the Jaspersoft pre-release seminars in San Francisco. There I was in the company of a few other partners and at least 40 Jaspersoft employees from all different departments (and countries) around the company. 

    So what’s new? Jaspersoft Version 5. Although I’m fairly new to the product, I got a good idea of where it’s going, and most importantly what concepts are driving development. Here’s a brief recap of all that I saw.

    by Michael Bowen
  • Oct 12, 2012

    User Defined Load Libraries in Vertica 6

    Vertica 6 introduces the concept of UDLs, User Defined Load libraries. These libraries are C++ routines created with the Vertica API allowing you to extend the functionality of the COPY (bulk loading) statement. Traditionally, the COPY statement loads data from text files or character streams. UDLs allow you to substitute an external function call for a stream name or file location, then load the results directly into a table. This sort of functionality is useful when you want to access complex data sources such as…

    • Non-Vertica databases
    • SOAP and RESTful Web Services
    • Hadoop/MapReduce processes
    by Jeremy Winters
  • Jul 3, 2012

    Real World Vertica Performance at Full360 via Chef

    As a boutique, BI solutions integrator, Full360 sometimes receives requests from medium sized, prospective clients to do a proof of concept of our elasticBI platform, a stack consisting of Jaspersoft BI reporting combined with the Vertica columnar database.  Typically in these cases, the prospect is comparing several BI solutions, looking for the one that will best fit their needs.  The bigger players in the space often have more resources to throw at building a POC… usually part of a presales technical team. 

    by Jeremy Winters