• 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
  • Feb 28, 2012

    The Next Gen BI & PM Platform

    My brother Doc gave me some advice that I take to heart. Don’t tell people what you’re going to do. Do something, and then tell them what you’ve done. It’s very good advice. But I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t speculate about the future and what I’m going to do next.

    by Michael Bowen
  • Jan 16, 2012

    Starting From Scratch

    I’m going to pretend that I know nothing about computing and the industry. I think it’s the only way I can maintain my sanity. I know too much and it is hindering my ability to do anything.  So my new approach is to throw out all of my paradigms and start from scratch. In other words, I’m killing my strategic thinking and paying attention to the stuff right in front of my face.

    by Michael Bowen