We (Gorcan, Glen, Debra and I) arrived into Mexico around 10pm and had a few minutes wait for our local user group contact to meet us. They had arranged transportation to our hotel.
The next morning (Friday) was the day of the OUG Mexico conference. We were collected from the hotel and taken to the conference venue. Our transport had to made a number of trips to/from the conference venue to cater for all the (more...)
After the OUG Panama conference we arrived later that night in San Jose the capitol of Costa Rica. The whole emigration, luggage pick up and customs was the smoothest experiences I have ever experienced at an airport. All was done in a matter of minutes. All the booths for emigration and customs was open and staffed. When was the last time you have ever seen this before. It was a very positive start to our (more...)
The OTN Tour of Latin America has come to an end and I was very lucky to have been a part of Northern part of the tour.
My OTN Tour consisted of visiting 3 countries in one week and giving 8 hours of presentations. This blog post looks back at the OUG Panama conference and I'll have separate blog posts for each of the other countries.
My travels stared the Saturday before the OUG Panama (more...)
Some of you may be aware that I have been writing a on Oracle Data Miner. Actually the book covers the Oracle Data Miner GUI that is part of SQL Developer, the SQL and PL/SQL functions, procedures and packages that form the Oracle Data Mining option in the database and lots of other topics for the DBA, Developer and BI/DW people. Today is a bit day for this book as it is officially released and (more...)
The headline articles of Oracle Magazine for November/December 2000 were on how application service providers are changing the way that business operate, everything from project management collaboration, professional services, online marking and how to go about becoming one.
Other articles included:
Tom Kyte has an article on how working with Java is simpliernow that it is a native part of the Oracle database. He gives some examples of how to get some of the typical (more...)
Over the past while I've been working a lot with text strings. Some of these have been short in length like tweets from Twitter, or longer pieces of text like product reviews. Plus others of various lengths.
In all these scenarios I have to break up the data into individual works or Tokens.
The examples given below illustrate how you can take a string and break it into its individual tokens. In addition to tokenising (more...)
For a few years now I (and I'm sure you have too) have heard about and followed the various Oracle User Group tours that OTN arranges/facilitates. A tour consists of a number of Oracle User Groups in a region coordinating together to have their conferences organised so that they can get speakers from across the world to come and present.
For most presenters it involves lots of travel. So instead of them doing all that (more...)
The headline articles of Oracle Magazine for September/October 2000 were on e-Business Integration, including online healthy prescription for online retailing, streamlineing the pulp and fiber industries, and the health care industry. Plus there was lots and lots of articles and news items all on businesses delivering solutions via the internet.
As this was the Oracle Open World edition (and you see the label on the cover saying Biggest Ever) you can imagine there was a (more...)
After you have installed I ORE on your client and server (see my previous blog posts on these), you are not ready to start getting your hand dirty with ORE. During the installation of ORE you setup a test schema in your database to test that you can make a connection. But you will not be using this schema for you ORE work. Typically you will want to use one of your existing schemas that (more...)
I'm back a few days now after an eventful OUG Finland Conference. It was a great 2 days of Oracle techie stuff in one of the best conference locations in the world.
The conference kind of started on the Wednesday. It seemed like most of the speakers from across Europe and USA were getting into Helsinki around lunch time. Heli had arranged to be a tour guide for the afternoon and took us to see (more...)
In ORE there are a number ways to get you R scripts to run in parallel in the database. One way is to enable the Parallel option in ORE. This is what will be shown in this post. There are other methods of running various ORE commands/scripts in parallel. With these the scripts are divided out and several parallel R processes are started on the server.
But what if you want to use the database (more...)
In previous posts I gave the steps required to install Oracle R Enterprise on your Database server and your client machine.
One of the steps that I gave was the initial set of Database privileges that the DB needed to give to the RQUSER. The RQUSER is a little bit like the SCOTT/TIGER schema in the Oracle Database. Setting up the RQUSER as part of the installation process allows you to test that you can (more...)
There are many different ways for you to connect to a database using R. You can setup an RODBC connection, use RJDBC, use Oracle R Enterprise (ORE), etc. But if you are an Oracle user you will want to be able to connect to your Oracle databases and be able to access the data as quickly as possible.
The problem with RODBC and RJDBC connections is that they are really designed to process small amounts (more...)
The headline articles of Oracle Magazine for July/August 2000 were on business intelligence, architectures for BI and how companies like NetFlix m drug-store.com and health insurances companies are using BI to better understand their customers.
Other articles included:
Tom Kyte has an article on Back to Basic for DBAs to ensure robust performance and scalability. He looks at sizing and some of the different aspects involved in this, some of the hot backup methods (more...)
This blog post will look at how you can go about installing ORE in your environment.
The install involves a 4 steps. The first step is the install on the Oracle Database server. The second step involves the install on your client machine. The third steps involves creating a schema for ORE. The fourth steps is connecting to the database using ORE.
In this Part A blog post I will cover the first two steps (more...)