Introduction An interesting question was posted on the TM1Forum about the most efficient way to craft a rule. This raised the subsequent question of how TM1 attributes are stored behind the scenes, and the impact of that on performance. The documentation is vague on this point, and, although the arguments presented in the TM1forum post […]
From Agile to Anarchy (and back again)
Introduction TM1 development has undergone a subtle evolution over the years. As a relatively early adopter (I still refer to TM1 as an Applix product occasionally, and I remember the original version of TM1Web) of the technology, I’ve watched this evolution with interest, and feel what I have been doing with Flow, is an attempt […]
Big Data is like teenage sex
There is a saying in the marketing world at the moment and it is quite topical for us as an industry, the saying is: “Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” […]
Self Service versus Self Destruction
For years we have all known that there are many different parts to the BI jigsaw puzzle. Originally it was quite clear that a finance division was the clear leader when it came to driving a solution for a company. The initial work on these projects produced a static outcome that included information like a […]
Techniques for Building Generic Models
What is a Generic Model? Generic modelling has the goal of satisfying customer requirements in way that takes into account future needs and enhancements. Often while gathering requirements, a BA will focus on the customer’s short term needs without considering wider-reaching goals, enhancements, and ongoing maintenance. In order to use generic modelling techniques, we need […]
Team preparation should be a Methodology
What is team preparation? Is preparation for your team part of your strategy or is it a tactic that needs to be undertaken everytime you are about to start a project? I believe it is all about team collaboration which on a macro scale definitely falls under a strategy. So what do I mean by […]
Flow Genesis Terms II – defining Diagnostic Reports, Templates and Deployment Packages
Introduction Ah, the much-anticipated sequel! Will it exceed the beloved original, like “The Godfather Part II”, or will it be a massive disappointment like “Hannibal”?! This is a follow-up article to “Flow Genesis Terms I – defining Models and Snapshots“, so please read that article first to get the full perspective. What is a Diagnostic […]
Flow Genesis Terms I – defining Models and Snapshots.
What is a Snapshot? A snapshot is an XML file that contains information about the structure (metadata) of an OLAP model. Although it sounds like a simple idea, snapshots can have some very powerful applications. They allow the Flow applications to read and display information about a model without being connected to the TM1 Server […]
Introducing the Flow TM1 Rule Editor by Ricky Marwan.
We’re proud to announce the Flow TM1 Rule Editor, written and maintained by Ricky Marwan. The TM1 Rule Editor allows you to edit and save your TM1 rules in an innovative and convenient IDE. Formatting and coloured syntax highlighting make reading and organizing your rules easy. Drag and drop cubes to create DB formulae, or […]
InfoCube Spark – making TM1 server monitoring classy!
Introduction Today, I spent my time configuring and evaluating Spark Monitor, a new product released by Ben Hill from InfoCube. I was pleasantly surprised by the simple yet attractive design of the site. Good visual design is something that is often overlooked in this industry, so it’s nice to a see a site that’s clean […]