My previous post contained a brief description of Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) new features in 220.127.116.11, in terms of sources, visualisations and components. In this post we're going to simulate a typical analyst use case and understand how DVD can support the process.
Data Visualisation Desktop is a tool aimed at departmental analysis, with data coming from different sources and results that need to be delivered quickly. Given the ad-hoc nature of (more...)
Yesterday Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) Version 18.104.22.168 was released. DVD, since its first release, aims to extend Oracle's Data Visualization portfolio by adding a desktop tool allowing data visualization capabilities directly to end users without the intervention of the IT department, in line with the Gartner's bi-modal IT.
The new version adds several capabilities to the existing product like visualization types, data sources and a wrangling option. This post will share the (more...)
Oracle release their "Critical Patch Update" (CPU) notices every quarter, bundling together details of vulnerabilities and associated patches across their entire product line. October's was released yesterday, with a few entries of note in the analytics & DI space.
Each vulnerability is given a unique identifier (
CVE-xxxx-xxxx) and a score out of ten. The scoring uses a common industry-standard scale on the basis of how easy it is to exploit, and what (more...)
With each new release of the Oracle Data Miner (ODMr) tool (part of SQL Developer) an upgrade of your ODMr Repository is needed. This is because of the numerous new features in the tool. This is particularly the case with ODMr (SQLDev) 4.2.
No most of the new features for ODMr 4.2 will not be visible until you are running a 12.2 Database. But a small number of new features are available (more...)
I’ve decided that it’s time for a refresher on Oracle Data Integrator 12c. I’m writing a Getting Started series to help folks get interested in the product and maybe even teach a few old dogs (including myself) some new tricks. In my last post, I shared the history of ODI and a bit about what sets it apart from other ETL tools on the market. In this article, I’ll walk through different components of (more...)
One of Oracle’s focus points within the Oracle Business Analytics Suite is Oracle Data Visualisation. The Oracle Business Analytics Strategy is based on three pillars. One of these pillars is; “See the Signals”, Visual Analytics in every solution. It doesn’t matter whether you run Oracle Business Analytics in the Cloud or On-Prem, Stand-alone or integrated in … Continue reading "Oracle Data Visualisation License Pricing"
This article was also posted on the Confluent blog, head over there for more great Kafka-related content!
Kafka Connect is part of the Confluent Platform, providing a set of connectors and a standard interface with which to ingest data to Kafka, and store or process it the other end. Initially launched with a JDBC source and HDFS sink, the list of connectors has grown to include a dozen certified connectors, and twice as (more...)
Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is one you'll be familiar with if you do anything with Oracle software, from downloading the installers, reading the documentation, using the online forums, 2 Minute Tech Tip videos, whitepapers, and much more!. Tim Hall (a.k.a. Oracle Base) blogged recently about a fun idea to recognise and show appreciation from the Oracle community for OTN. Across the world bloggers throughout the Oracle community will (more...)
Only kidding…. Do you know that almost any transformation doable in excel can be achieved in OBIEE, probably faster and with zero impact on your local workstation?
Image credit https://twitter.com/fomin_andrew/status/749305992198881281
Why bothering downloading data to Excel when you have pivot tables, conditional formatting and a huge variety of graphs with drilling/action capabilities all in OBIEE. A platform where analysis can be shared by passing a single URL instead of emailing huge XLS files?
This blog post is my contribution to the OTN Appreciation Day, the brain child of Tim Hall (read his blog post here).
For my contribution, I'm going to write about something that is a bit different to what most people will be writing about. Most people will be writing about some feature of the Oracle Database or maybe their favourite tool.
I'm not going to do that. What I'm going to write about (more...)
I have been working with Oracle products for about 20 years now. One of the great things about Oracle is the Oracle Community. Central platform within this community is the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). I have been frequenting OTN loads of times (downloading software, exchanging knowledge on the forums, etc. ). A lot of people … Continue reading "OTN Appreciation Day : Dual Table"
As you may already know by now, it’s OTN Appreciation Day! The idea was thought up by Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall to give thanks to the Oracle Technical Network that we all love and use on a daily basis (see #ThanksOTN on Twitter).
The focus for these blog posts is not only to give thanks to OTN, but also to generate some interesting conversation around different features of various Oracle products. One of my (more...)
Come along to the first OUG Ireland meet-up on the 20th October, in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, between 18:15 and 20:00.
Over the years the OUG Ireland SIG committee have organised one day SIG events once or twice a year. This is in addition to the annual OUG Ireland conference (typically held in March). Sometimes it has been a challenge to get people to attend, sometimes it has been a challenge to (more...)
I've just attended my first user group in Poland, the very-excellent POUG. This was the first international version of the conference, having been run previously just within Poland. Based on these two days, I would say it was a resounding success! There was a great atmosphere there, really engaged and enthusiastic. The size of the event, friendliness, and fun made it a very welcoming one, and reminded me a lot of my first ever conference (more...)
A couple of weeks ago during the madness of Oracle Open World there was some new product releases and lots of updates to existing products.
One such product was SQL Developer. They released an Early Adopter version (EA1). This is where you can try out the new version of the product, but you need to be careful as it is not the GA/Production version. So it may have some "features".
One component of SQL Developer (more...)
There is something about sharing stories with others about the technology you love that gets the blood flowing. I have written blog posts and articles, presented sessions at conferences, and recorded podcasts and tech tips about Oracle Data Integrator over the years. And it’s been a blast! But one thing I find is that I’m always drawn to sharing the difficult or overly technical aspects of ODI, often writing about integration with GoldenGate or strange (more...)
At the Polish Oracle Users Group (POUG) conference this week I'm presenting one of my favourite talks, [Still] No Silver Bullets - OBIEE Performance in the Real World. This presentation is based on the shared experiences of myself and my Rittman Mead colleagues helping our clients diagnose and - most importantly! - fix their OBIEE performance problems. Performance is something that's interested me for a long time, and my very first conference presentation back in (more...)
Over the past 12 months there has been an increase in the number of Machine Learning notebooks becoming available.
What is a Machine Learning notebook?
As the name implies it can be used to perform machine learning using one or more languages and allows you to organise your code, scripts and other details in one application.
The ML notebooks provide an interactive environment (sometimes browser based) that allows you to write, run, view results, share/collaborate (more...)
I was at Oracle Open World last week and have some notes to share on the upcoming EssCS (Essbase Cloud Service) product and on Essbase in general.
EssCS will be Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product and will be priced on the number of cores and memory. I believe there will be a metered and an unmetered pricing as well (metered meaning pay per cycle or some other usage measure). According to presentations at Open (more...)
The new version of OBIEE 12c, 22.214.171.124 to be exact, is out, so let’s talk about it. It’s my intent that after reading this, you can expect some degree of comfort in regards to possibly doing this thing yourself (should you find yourself in just such a circumstance), but if not, feel free to drop us a line or give us a ring. It should be noted that Oracle documentation explicitly (more...)