Peloton Executes End-to-End Financial Plan 274% Faster with Oracle Exalytics

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Peloton put Oracle Exalytics, the industry's first in-memory system specifically engineered for high performance analytics, to the test – reducing the cycle time of a Hyperion Planning application designed to support a financial planning process from over five hours to less than two hours.

Peloton announced today that it has demonstrated a 274 percent reduction in processing time leveraging Oracle Exalytics, Oracle’s latest in-memory analytics platform*. The U.S. based professional services firm specializing in analytics and enterprise performance management tested the platform by rolling up a Oracle Hyperion Planning application designed to manage a complex financial planning process in less than two hours – a process that usually takes well over five hours to complete. "Oracle Exalytics is not just a better piece of hardware – through the built-in dynamic memory allocation its processing capability is at a level we’ve not seen before at this price point. This has significant business implications for companies that rely on increasingly complex and data intensive financial planning applications,” said Charles Hausmann, Director of Peloton’s Infrastructure and Installation Practice.

Peloton, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), recently installed an Oracle Exalytics platform in its secure data center, the Peloton Performance Center. To test the Oracle Exalytics capabilities, the company’s Infrastructure and Installation Practice team replicated the Oracle Hyperion Planning application that involved the rollup of actual financial performance data for a multi-billion dollar company consisting of multiple business units. “The Oracle Exalytics environment cut the processing time in more than half even with the same calculation settings as the baseline environment*, demonstrating that the combination of hardware and software really does matter,” said Charles Hausmann. “More importantly, taking a process like this down to less than two hours opens up a realm of possibilities on how a company can monitor and manage its financial performance.”

“Peloton continues to showcase their commitment in delivering BI and EPM solutions by investing in the Oracle Exalytics engineered systems platform,” said Lydia Smyers, Group Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels Programs and Communications, Oracle. “Oracle Exalytics and Peloton can enable organizations to achieve enhanced performance for business intelligence, modeling, forecast and planning applications.”

With the launch of its Oracle Exalytics program, Peloton is prepared to support organizations with complex analytical processing needs from early stage evaluation through implementation using its proven Mobilization™ and Breakaway™ methodologies. “Oracle Exalytics represents a significant breakthrough in speed and performance. We are excited about our relationship with Oracle to help clients realize the full potential of their investments in Oracle business intelligence and planning applications,” said Guy Daniello, CEO of Peloton.

To learn more about how Oracle Exalytics can bring your organization’s analytical capabilities to the next level or to arrange for a demonstration or proof-of-concept evaluation, contact us at info@pelotongroup.com or visit http://www.pelotongroup.com/how-we-deliver/peloton-performance-center.

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Peloton is a professional services firm specializing in analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management. At the core of who we are - we believe that business analytics is changing the competitive landscape. Companies that are equipped with the right information, know-how, and the enabling technology to consistently leverage analytics will gain competitive advantage.

At Peloton we have brought together top industry professionals to offer our clients access to the best smarts and practical know-how in the industry. We strive to be the preeminent firm in the domain of analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management. We have the capabilities to lead wholesale business transformations – powered by analytics.

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*Peloton tested and recorded various run times of an identical resource intensive calc script on a large cube (>100GB) of data in two separate EPM environments. The Peloton baseline environment consisted of a single Oracle EPM 11.1.2.2 instance running on a HyperV virtualized server with the following configuration: Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit, 4 virtual processors, 8GB RAM. The Peloton Exalytics environment consisted of two servers. The first server was a HyperV virtualized server running EPM 11.1.2.1 minus the Essbase server component with the following configuration: Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit, 4 virtual processors, 4GB RAM. The second server was a stock Oracle Exalytics server running Essbase 11.1.2.2.0.0.0 (version specifically configured to take full advantage of the Exalytics hardware) on a physical server with the following configuration: Oracle Linux, 40 virtual processors, 1TB RAM (64GB allocated to Essbase Server). The baseline environment run time was 5.35 hours with a ParallelCalc setting of 6. The Exalytics environment run time was 1.55 with a ParallelCalc setting of 6 and the fastest recorded Exalytics run time was 1.42 hours with a ParallelCalc setting of 24.

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