Database Layer

Architecturally, databases fall into two fundamental groups: repositories that store Oracle system data; and data sources that are the subject of analysis, presentation, and reporting.

There are two important repositories for information storage:

  • Common repository—Oracle system data in supported relational database tables

  • Shared Services—User, security, and project data that can be used across Oracle products

Data Sources:

  • Relational data sources, for example, Oracle, IBM DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server

  • Multidimensional data sources, for example, Essbase

  • Oracle's Oracle applications, for example, Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Hyperion Planning

  • Data warehouses

  • ODBC data sources

For system requirements and release compatibility, review the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix at For other information needed to plan a successful installation, review the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation Start Here.