Rohit Amarnath's Blog

  • 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.

  • Nov 18, 2011

    HowTo: Use the Google Authenticator as a virtual MFA Device on the Amazon AWS Console

    Amazon has supported the use of a hardware based MFA device. But the issue we have had as a firm that deals with many Amazon accounts, carrying 14 or more devices is just not practical.

  • Feb 27, 2011

    Integrating AWS CloudFormation and Chef

    The cloud ecosystem was a-thundering this Friday with Amazon Web Services’ announcement on CloudFormation. Much of it positive, and a whole lot said about AWS whacking at the partner ecosystem. The twitter pundits who probably haven’t used CloudFormation, Chef or Puppet were quick to claim that CloudFormation is a replacement. At initial glance I thought so as well, but then I looked under the covers and quickly realized that to the contrary, CloudFormation will actually simplify and make our recipes more portable.

  • Feb 13, 2011

    We Are Hiring! Oracle Hyperion EPM Ninjas

    Full 360 thrives on innovation and is changing the way BI is sold, implemented, and supported. We’re Oracle EPM and data warehousing wonks with deep experience in the financial services marketplace. We foster a “lifestyle company” culture because we want everyone working for at Full 360 to enjoy what they do. (If its not enjoyable, it’s not worth doing). 

  • Aug 7, 2010

    The Agile Data Warehouse™ Trademark Controversy

    I have been called a number of things in my life (you should hear my ex-wife describe me), but “moron” isn’t one I have heard often. So I was surprised recently to see Mark Madsen call me one on Twitter, in regard to our trademark on the brand “Agile Data Warehouse”. 

  • Aug 7, 2010

    2010 Mid-Year Full 360 Update!

    I would like to take a quick moment to speak about how Full 360 is doing. We have had broad interest in the Agile Data Warehouse and Oracle BI in the Cloud. We have signed up our first few customers, with our first customer going into production end of this month, our first OEM customer, and our first minor dustup with the analyst community over our use of the “Agile Data Warehouse” trademark.

  • Dec 7, 2009

    Migrating a Linux S3 Based AMI to an EBS Based AMI

    While we have been booting from EBS a month after it came out using pivot_root - most of our implementations are based on a couple of AMIs and many different EBS snapshots and volumes. We were nonetheless happy to see Amazon’s announcement to allow AMIs to boot from AMIs, it makes some of our scripts much simpler. I put this article together to show migrating an existing Linux AMI to EBS can be a trivial task.

  • Apr 11, 2009

    Extracting Government Spending Data via Talend and Ruby into CouchDB

    I love working with bigdata! So with 13 digit stimulus numbers being bandied about, I started looking into what it would take to analyze the government spending numbers. The data would make a great addition to our test data sets used to stress test our hosting environment and evaluate new technologies.

  • Mar 2, 2009

    HOWTO: Share the EVDO internet connection on the Mac with the first gen iPhone

    This post will have nothing to do with Analytics or Data Warehousing but I had such a tough time getting this to work that I figured I’d publish a post on it.

  • Dec 21, 2008

    Creating a Just enough OS (JeOS) EC2 Image for Oracle Enterprise Linux

    I have always been a fan of stripped down “just what you need” OS installations of Windows and Linux. Which is why we use nLite for creating custom XP builds and gentoo for general purpose linux machines. For Oracle applications we use a base installation of Oracle Enterprise Linux.

  • Nov 23, 2008

    Installing Oracle Essbase 11.1 on Linux/Unix

    Ah the joy of installing Essbase on Unix. Even better installing it on Linux. Installing on Linux took some doing. So with some fits and starts, a major doozie and some finagling, we have an instance running Oracle EPM 11.1! If any of you folks out there want to play with 11.1, shoot us a note and we’ll hook you up.

  • Nov 15, 2008

    Oracle EPM (Hyperion Essbase) for all Platforms Released

    Oracle has finally released EPM (Essbase) 11.1 for all platforms. Thanks to Ed Roske at Look Smarter Blog for the heads up!

    We have started the process of building and testing the 32-bit and 64-bit (yea!) versions of Linux and Windows. Once we have that up, I will post an update on what we find in our testing. 

  • Oct 28, 2008

    Reporting and Analytic Applications for pennies using Cloud Computing

    Some of our more cutting-edge clients (thanks Dave!) asked how we might help them leverage Cloud Computing to host their applications. The advantages of cloud computing are easy to see because the cost of storage and computing is measured in pennies per hour/gigabyte and works especially well for reporting and analysis applications.

  • Sep 29, 2008

    How to create a base EC2 image for Oracle Essbase

    Oracle has now officially certified 11g, Oracle XE, Enterprise Linux and Oracle Fusion for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Computing Cloud (AWS EC2). Information about AWS and EC2 can be found here.

  • Sep 27, 2008

    Oracle Essbase on Amazon EC2 using cubeFlex AMI

    I am going to show you how to get started with Essbase using our Amazon Images. Using the AMI, I am able to have a fully installed EPM machine with Shared Services, Essbase, Administration Services, Integration Services, Provider Services, BI Services and UI Services in 15 mins. Not that you would EVER want to run all of those on the same machine!

  • Sep 23, 2008

    Oracle Announces Products and AMIs for the Cloud

    Oracle released its AMIs for the cloud. The important piece of news in this is that customers can use their oracle licenses on the cloud, with the following conversion: