IBM TM1 vs Oracle Hyperion

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IBM TM1 Contrasted with Oracle Hyperion Planning

We will refer to IBM Business Analytics (BI) as TM1 for this article – personal preference.  Honestly, TM1 is a flawed product, difficult (and expensive) to develop for, buggy – a total snowflake.  Everybody hates snowflakes; but it does some things very well when it works – it is fast.
Independent if you are an IBM or Oracle user (or both) the following  will help you align terminologies and map individual product components. I’ll simply map out the Oracle components with their IBM equivalents.
 
Essbase server/ Administration Console
  • TM1 Architect
  • TM1 Performance Modeler
  • TM1 Turbo Integrator
Hyperion Planning
  • TM1 Architect
  • TM1 Performance Modeler
  • TM1 Web
  • TM1 Perspectives
  • TM1 Turbo Integrator
Hyperion Workspace
  • TM1 Architect
  • TM1 Performance Modeler
  • TM1 Web
Hyperion Calculation Manager
  • TM1 Architect
  • TM1 Performance Modeler
  • TM1 Turbo Integrator
Hyperion SmartView
  • TM1 Perspectives
  • CAFE (Cognos Analysis For Excel)
Hyperion Financial Reporting
  • TM1 Perspectives
  • CAFE
  • Cognos Insight
Hyperion Shared Services (Users and Groups)
  • TM1 Architect
  • TM1 Performance Modeler
  • ET LDAP (utility to upload LDAP users to TM1, this will ONLY create new users)
Hyperion Shared Services (Life-cycle Management)
No TM1 equivalent, old fashioned batch files to shuttle data around are sufficient.
EPM System Configuration
  • Cognos Configuration
Windows services defined for each product:
Hyperion Planning
About as expected, individual products and components for each respective product.
Cognos TM1
TM1 is a different beast altogether – however, due to its unique architecture, it can run heavy on system services depending on the complexity of your reporting system.  This can make transferring data between cubes a process depending on the size of your data.
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