Oracle Essbase on Docker: What, How, Why

I am very pleased to announce the availability of the new open source docker-essbase project to use Essbase with Docker. I have been working with Docker over the last couple of years and have found it to be a very compelling technology. I gave a presentation on Docker & Essbase, and this year I will be presenting Docker & Essbase at Collaborate19 in April and at Kscope19 in June.

The docker-essbase project is an open source project licensed under the very friendly MIT open source license. You are free to use, copy, and modify the files in this project.

First of all, a little background on Docker: Docker is a “container” technology. You’re most likely already familiar with virtual machines that emulate an entire operating system. You can think of Docker as a virtual machine for a single application. If you’ve ever worked with VMs then you might see some immediate appeal in this approach. When I first came into contact with Docker, Essbase immediately came to mind as a use case because of all of the quirks I’ve experienced using Essbase VMs.

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