Machine Learning and Spatial for FREE in the Oracle Database

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| Dec 6, 2019
Machine Learning and Spatial for FREE in the Oracle Database

Last week at UKOUG Techfest19 I spoke a lot about Machine Learning both with Oracle Analytics Cloud and more in depth in the Database with Oracle Machine Learning together with Charlie Berger, Oracle Senior Director of Product Management.

Machine Learning and Spatial for FREE in the Oracle Database

As mentioned several times in my previous blog posts, Oracle Analytics Cloud provides a set of tools helping Data Analysts start their path to Data Science. If, on the other hand, we're dealing with experienced Data (more...)

Rittman Mead at UKOUG TechFest 19

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| Nov 19, 2019
Rittman Mead at UKOUG TechFest 19

Like every year, December for the Oracle community means UKOUG! This time is special since the event, named TechFest19, will be hosted at The Grand Brighton Hotel, near our base office!

Rittman Mead at UKOUG TechFest 19

Let's talk about the important stuff first: we are organising a Techfest party featuring "The Chaps" on Monday 2nd Dec between 7 and 10:30 in our office at Platf9rm, Hove Town Hall. We'll be having few drinks and while enjoying the live music, (more...)

OAC v105.4: Understanding Map Data Quality

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| Oct 18, 2019
OAC v105.4: Understanding Map Data Quality

Last week Oracle Analytics Cloud v105.4 was announced. One of the features particularly interested me since it reminded the story of an Italian couple willing to spend their honeymoon in the Australian Sydney and ending up in the same Sydney city but in Nova Scotia for a travel agency error. For the funny people out there: don't worry, it wasn't me!

The feature is "Maps ambiguous location matches" and I wanted to (more...)

OOW19 Review: Oracle Analytics Deep Dive

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| Sep 25, 2019
OOW19 Review: Oracle Analytics Deep Dive

In my previous blog I outlined the global news regarding Oracle like the Always Free Tier, the new datacenter plan and the set of new tools for Data Science. Today's blog is dedicated to all the news announced regarding Oracle Analytics in any of the versions: Cloud, Server or Applications.

OOW19 Review: Oracle Analytics Deep Dive

Oracle Analytics Server

OAS is the long awaited replacement of OBIEE 12c on-premises and promises  functional parity with OAC. Current official ETA is Fiscal (more...)

OOW 2019 Review: Free Tier, New Datacenters and a New End-to-End Path for Analytics and Data Science

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| Sep 23, 2019
OOW 2019 Review: Free Tier, New Datacenters and a New End-to-End Path for Analytics and Data Science

In the Oracle world, last week was "the week" with Oracle Openworld 2019 happening in San Francisco. A week full of exciting news, some of it were also associated with words like "Free", never heard before in any Oracle associated topic. This blog post will go in detail into some of the news with a special focus on the Analytics and Data Science topics.

OOW 2019 Review: Free Tier, New Datacenters and a New End-to-End Path for Analytics and Data Science

Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Let's start with the big (more...)

OAC Row Limits and Scale Up or Down

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| Aug 28, 2019
OAC Row Limits and Scale Up or Down

I created an OAC instance the other day for some analysis in preparation of my OOW talk, and during the analytic journey I reached the row limit with the error Exceeded configured maximum number of allowed input records.

OAC Row Limits and Scale Up or Down

Since a few releases back, each OAC instance has fixed row limits depending by the number of OCPU assigned that can be checked in the related documentation, with the current ones shown in the table (more...)

Rittman Mead at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

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| Aug 23, 2019
Rittman Mead at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle OpenWorld is coming soon! 16th-20th September in Moscone Center, San Francisco. It's Oracle's biggest conference and I'll represent Rittman Mead there with the talk "Become a Data Scientist"  exploring how Oracle Analytics Cloud can speed any analyst path to data science. If you are an analyst looking to move your first steps in data-science or a manager trying to understand how to optimize your business analytics workforce, look no further, this presentation (more...)

Where is My Money Going? Checking the balance with Oracle Cloud Account Metering REST APIs

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| Aug 7, 2019
Where is My Money Going? Checking the balance with Oracle Cloud Account Metering REST APIs
How much did I spend so far?
Where is My Money Going? Checking the balance with Oracle Cloud Account Metering REST APIs

It's a typical question we ask ourselves daily and what do we do? Probably check the bank account status on our phone and yell at ourselves for all the money we trashed the previous night at the pub.

The Cloud

One of the great benefits of the cloud is that there is no big upfront cost required to start playing with the latest tool or technology, we just (more...)

Spatial Analytics Made Easy: Oracle Spatial Studio

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| Jul 26, 2019
Spatial Analytics Made Easy: Oracle Spatial Studio

Let's say we need to understand where our company needs to open a new shop. Most of the time the decision is driven by gut feeling and some knowledge of the market and client base, but what if we could have visual insights about where are the high density zones with customers not covered by a shop nearby like in the map below?

Spatial Analytics Made Easy: Oracle Spatial Studio

Well... welcome Oracle Spatial Studio!

Spatial Studio is Oracle's new tool for (more...)

KSQL in Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup Data Analysis

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| Jul 22, 2019

One of the football (as per European terminology) highlights of the summer is the FIFA Women’s World Cup. France, Brazil, and the USA are the favourites, and this year Italy is present at the event for the first time in 20 years.

From a data perspective, the World Cup represents an interesting source of information. There's a lot of dedicated press coverage, as well as the standard social media excitement following any kind of big (more...)