Pump data into an Essbase cube directly from a relational database with just Java and no load rule using Hyperpipe

Kind of a wordy blog title. There is plenty of more information on the Github project page.

Based on a conversation with Cameron Lackpour, I wrote a small utility that can move data from any JDBC data source to an Essbase cube. You don’t need MaxL, a load rule, ODBC, ODI, or any of that stuff.  I mean, you might want to use those things instead of this odd little one-off utility, but if you like living on the edge you can give this a try.

Hyperpipe works by piggybacking off some functionality that is already in the Essbase Java API. Craft a SQL query in a particular format and you can load up an Essbase cube without having to make a load rule or jump through too many other hoops. This could be useful in some situations. Hyperpipe is believed to work with all Essbase versions 9.3.1 or higher but has not been extensively tested. Hyperpipe is an open-source project released under the liberal Apache Software License — a business-friendly license that you can do pretty much anything you want to.

Please try it out if you’re interested and let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or issues.

Happy cubing!

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