Everyone is talking about advanced analytics? Yes that is true.
Everyone is an expert in advanced analytics? This is so not true. Watch out for these Great Pretenders. You know what I mean! You know who I mean! Maybe you know some of them already? If not, watch out for these Great Pretenders!!!
Some people are going around talking about data mining, predictive analytics, advanced analytics, machine learning (more...)
We will be presenting the Sonra Hadoop Quick Start Appliance at CeBIT next week in Hanover. Meet and greet us in Hall 2, Stand D52 (C58).
At Sonra we understand the difficulties faced by businesses when they begin their Big Data journey. We help you get started in days or weeks and immediately reap the benefits of Big Data. Sonra have packaged optimised Hadoop Supermicro hardware with MapR, the prime Hadoop distribution, and added our (more...)
Over the past couple of months Oracle has been releasing some EA (Early Adopter) versions of a new tool that is currently called SQL Command Line.
The team behind this new tool is the SQL Developer development team and they have been working on creating a new command line SQL tool that is based on some of the technology that is included in SQL Developer.
SQL Command Line in an stand alone tool and all (more...)
The annual Oracle User Group in Ireland Conference will be on Thursday 19th March. This year the conference will be held in the Croke Park conference centre. This conference centre is only a short taxi ride from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre. If you are planning a hotel stay for the conference I would recommend staying in a hotel in the city centre and get a taxi to/from the conference venue. We have a (more...)
We had a requirement in which the a column had either pure numbers such as 123 or pure alphabets such as QWED. The requirement was to display 'Y' in a column if the value was a number and display 'N' if it was a character string. While we can anyways have a case statement for each of the numbers i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0, I found an easy way out by using the ASCII function.
The issue that has plagued a number of Essbase customers over the years related to running out of available ports has finally been fixed!
This issue, which often manifested itself with errors in the Essbase error 10420xx range, was caused by how the Essbase Java API communicated with the server. In essence, whenever a piece of information was needed, the Essbase Java API grabbed a port from the pool of available ports, did its business, (more...)
Join MapR and Sonra for the Hadoop User Group Ireland Meetup on 23 February at 6 pm at the Wayra offices (O2/Three building). You’ll learn more about the MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop through use cases, case studies and an introduction to the benefits of using the MapR platform.
Come by for this content-packed first event ending with the opportunity to socialise over beer and pizza kindly provided by Sonra.
It is with a sad heart that bring you the news that, as of Essbase 18.104.22.168, the Essbase VB API is officially dead. I cut my teeth in Essbase working with that API way back in the mid-1990's, but the writing had been on the wall for some time. Microsoft stopped supporting VB years ago, so it was only a matter of time before this time would come. That being said, I (more...)
Last week I visited the Oracle Business Analytics Partner Update at Oracle NL in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The NL (Pre-) Sales gave us an update of the Oracle Analytics Roadmap. There is a lot of movement in the world of Oracle Analytics. I have written about the publications during Oracle Open World 2014. When we look back…Read more Oracle Business Analytics Update
Hidden among the noise surrounding the big three of the Indian IT industry - TCS, Wipro, and Infosys - was a very interesting sliver of signal that points to possibly big changes on the horizon. Though Cognizant should be counted among these (more...)
If you want to upskill and get certified on Hadoop you can now do so for free. Thanks to MapR. Over the next couple of weeks they are rolling out their on-demand Hadoop training courses. The highlight of the first batch of courses is Developing Hadoop Applications on Yarn.
When you are working on building classification models you will need some ways of measuring the effectiveness of each model that you will build. This measurement/evaluation is perform during the model build process.
Typically the model build process consists of 2 steps (I'm assuming all data preparation etc has been completed:
Build the model: During this step you will feed in a portion of your data set to the data mining algorithm. Typical this data (more...)