Rittman Mead and Oracle Big Data Webcast Series – November 2015

We’re running a set of three webcasts together with Oracle on three popular use-cases for big data within an Oracle context – with the first one running tomorrow, November 3rd 2015 15:00 – 16:00 GMT / 16:00 – 17:00 CET on extending the data warehouse using Hadoop and NoSQL technologies.

The sessions are running over three weeks this month and look at ways we’re seeing Rittman Mead use big data technologies to extend the and capabilities of their (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Roundup Part 2 : Data Integration, and Big Data (in the Cloud…)

In yesterdays part one of our three-part Oracle Openworld 2015 round-up, we looked at the launch of OBIEE12c just before Openworld itself, and the new Data Visualisation Cloud Service that Thomas Kurian demo’d in his mid-week keynote. In part two we’ll look at what happened around data integration both on-premise and in the cloud, along with big data – and as you’ll see they’re too topics that are very much linked this year.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Roundup Part 1 : OBIEE12c and Data Visualisation Cloud Service

Last week saw Oracle Openworld 2015 running in San Francisco, USA, with Rittman Mead delivering a number of sessions around BI, data integration, Big Data and cloud. Several of us took part in Partner Advisory Councils on the Friday before Openworld itself, and along with the ACE Director briefings earlier that week we went into Openworld with a pretty good idea already on what was being announced – but as ever there were a few (more...)

Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Now Available – Improving Agility and Enabling Self-Service for BI Users

Oracle Business Intelligence 12c became available for download last Friday and is being officially launched at Oracle Openworld next week. Key new features in 12c include an updated and cleaner look-and-feel, Visual Analyser that brings Tableau-style reporting to OBIEE users along with another new feature called “data-mashups”,   enables users to upload spreadsheets of their own data to combine with their main curated datasets.


Behind the scenes the back-end of OBIEE has been overhauled with (more...)

Rittman Mead at Oracle Openworld 2015, San Francisco

Oracle Openworld 2015 is running next week in San Francisco, USA, and Rittman Mead are proud to be delivering a number of sessions over the week of the conference. We’ll also be taking part in a number of panel sessions, user group events and networking sessions, and running 1:1 sessions with anyone interested in talking to us about the solutions and services we’re talking about during the week.


Sessions at Oracle Openworld 2015 from Rittman (more...)

News on Three Big Data Webcasts with Oracle, and a Customer Case-Study at Cloudera Sessions


Next week I’m presenting along with Liberty Global at the Cloudera Sessions event in Amsterdam on October 15th 2015, on their implementation of Cloudera Enterprise on Oracle Big Data Appliance for a number of big data and advanced analytics initiatives around their cable TV, mobile and internet business.

We’ve been working with Liberty Global for a number of years and helped them get started with their move into big data a year or so ago, (more...)