New and improved
How can something be new and improved at the same time? If it’s new, it isn’t improved – it’s brand new. And if it’s improved, it’s just a modification of an existing thing. It makes my somewhat-logical brain hurt when I try to wrap logic around language. And yet, and yet, and yet…
Not improved, but vastly new
Developing Essbase Applications Hybrid Techniques and Practices (there is no way I am ever going to remember the full name and besides I am a lazy typist so henceforth it shall be named DEA Hybrid) is not improved; it is brand spanking new. Disregard the US Amazon description of it as a second edition – all of the content is new.
This book is new, new, new (is the message getting through?) and contains these chapters written by this august gaggle of geeks:
- Essbase on Exalytics and the “Secret Sauce” – John Booth
- Hybrid Essbase: Evolution or Revolution – Tim German and Yr. Obt. Svt.
- The Young Person’s Guide to Essbase Cube Design – Martin Neulip
- Essbase Performance and Load Testing – Tim German
- Utilizing Structured Query Language to Enhance Your Essbase Experience – Glenn Schwartzberg
- Copernicus was Right: Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence and Essbase -- Mike Nader
- Managing Spreadsheets (and Essbase) Through Dodeca – Cameron Lackpour
- Smart View Your Way – William Hodges
Did I mention this is all new content? It is.
DEA Hybrid clocks in at 502 pages – 57 pages more than Developing Essbase Applications: Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professionals. I’m not sure you should judge a book by page count but it is indicative of an awful lot of effort, all of it good.
I am an internationally-minded geek (I have actually lived on three continents) and it’s currently available at Amazon Canada, UK, France, and Germany. It is, oddly, not available on Amazon’s Australian, Italian, or Spanish sites.
When oh when oh when will you actually be able to hold it in your hands?
It should be available in the September to October timeframe. There’s nothing on the US Amazon site but the European sites show the middle of October 2015. Order today and get your copy as soon as possible.
What about Kindle?
A Kindle edition will be published. Last time round, it lagged the print copy by a month or so.
An awful lot of Essbase awesomeness
Despite Yr. Obt. Svt.’s contributions, DEA Hybrid is written by some of the most talented thought leaders in our industry. There’s no other way to access a collection of such diverse, advanced, and thoughtful content.
There’s nothing like this series of books out there and once you read DEA Hybrid I think you’ll agree.
Be seeing you.