A selection of Hadoop Docker Images

When it comes to big data platforms one of the biggest challenges is getting a test environment setup where you can try out the various components. There are a few approaches to doing this this. The first is to setup your own virtual machine or some other container with the software. But this can be challenging to get just a handful of big data applications/software to work on one machine.

But there is an alternative (more...)

Top things to know about Creating Mockups

Everything You Need To Know About Mockups Compared to a wireframe, a mockup is a more realistic representation of your web project. The wireframe, which is done before a mockup, is just a black-and-white sketch representation. But with a mockup, … Continue reading ?

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Making our way into Dremio

In an analytics system, we typically have an Operational Data Store (ODS) or staging layer; a performance layer or some data marts; and on top, there would be an exploration or reporting tool such as Tableau or Oracle's OBIEE. This architecture can lead to latency in decision making, creating a gap between analysis and action. Data preparation tools like Dremio can address this.

Dremio is a Data-as-a-Service platform allowing users to quickly query data, directly (more...)

Lessor known Apache Machine Learning languages

Machine learning is a very popular topic in recent times, and we keep hearing about languages such as R, Python and Spark. In addition to these we have commercially available machine learning languages and tools from SAS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Amazon, etc., etc. Everyone want a slice of the machine learning market!

The Apache Foundation supports the development of new open source projects in a number of areas. One such area is machine (more...)

Oracle Analytics Cloud Workshop FAQ

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present the Rittman Mead Oracle Analytics Cloud workshop in Oracle's head office in London. The aim of the workshop was to educate potential OAC customers and give them the tools and knowledge to decide whether or not OAC was the right solution for them. We had a great cross section of multiple industries (although telecoms were over represented!) and OBIEE familiarity. Together we came up (more...)

List of Top 10 Software for Prototyping in 2018

Top 10 Prototyping Software   When you are deciding on the best prototyping tool to use, you can consider the following factors:   Fidelity – Find out how powerful the tool is for visual and interaction design. Collaboration – Make … Continue reading ?

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List of Top Online Wireframe SAAS Tools – 2018

Top 10 Wireframe Software for Cloud Web designers and developers use cloud-based wireframe tools to collaborate with their team and also send clients the online version of the product design. Some of these tools enable you to establish a usability … Continue reading ?

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Oracle Developer Champion

Yesterday evening I received an email titled 'Invitation to Developer Champion Program'.

What a surprise!
Oracle dev champion
The Oracle Developer Champion program was setup just a year ago and is aimed at people who are active in generating content and sharing their knowledge on new technologies including cloud, micro services, containers, Java, open source technologies, machine learning and various types of databases.
For me, I fit into the machine learning, cloud, open source technologies, a bit on (more...)

List of Top Wireframe Software for Desktop 2018

Top 10 Wireframe Software for Desktop Wireframes are skeletal models used for planning the design, functionality, and structure of an application or website. It is like the blueprint of a project. Wireframes can be a simple drawing on a napkin … Continue reading ?

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My book on Oracle R Enterprise translated into Chinese

A couple of days ago the post man knocked on my door with a package. I hadn't ordered anything, so it was a puzzling what it might be.

When I opened the package I found 3 copies of a book in Chinese.

It was one of my books !

One of my books was translated into Chinese !

What a surprise, as I wasn't aware this was happening.

At this time I'm not sure where you can (more...)

DevOps in OAC: Scripting Oracle Cloud Instance Management with PSM Cli

DevOps in OAC: Scripting Oracle Cloud Instance Management with PSM Cli

This summer we unselfish Italians decided to not participate to the World Cup to give another country the opportunity to win (good luck with that England!). This decision, which I strongly support, gives me lot of time for blogging!
DevOps in OAC: Scripting Oracle Cloud Instance Management with PSM Cli

As already written, two weeks ago while in Orlando for Kscope18, I presented a session about DevOps and OBIEE focusing on how to properly source control, promote and test for regression any component of (more...)

What Are Wireframes, Mockups, and Prototypes?

These three terms are often jumbled together when you have a conversation with a team of developers or clients requesting for a programming project. They are casually interchanged by mistake, and it cannot be helped. They all seem similar. To … Continue reading ?

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The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018

The @Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018. @Oracle continues to broaden its Big Data Fabric solution and leads the pack.

Kscope18: It’s a Wrap!

Kscope18: It's a Wrap!

As announced few weeks back I represented Rittman Mead at ODTUG's Kscope18 hosted in the magnificent Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. It's always hard to be credible when telling people you are going to Disneyworld for work but Kscope is a must-go event if you are in the Oracle landscape.

Kscope18: It's a Wrap!

In the Sunday symposium Oracle PMs share hints about the products latest capabilities and roadmaps, then three full days of presentations spanning from the traditional (more...)

Are Wireframes and Prototypes Different?

Both wireframing and prototyping are two essential processes in web and app development. Their main purpose is to establish the basic functions of the project and to present the working design concept. It is mostly shown to clients, but they … Continue reading ?

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Twitter Analytics using Python – Part 3

This is my third (of five) post on using Python to process Twitter data.

Check out my all the posts in the series.

In this post I'll have a quick look at how to save the tweets you have download. By doing this allows you to access them at a later point and to perform more analysis. You have a few instances of saving the tweets. The first of these is to save them to (more...)

5 Things That Will Definitely Make You Consider Wireframing

Most web developers tend to skip the wireframing process and go straight to design. There are two reasons this happens: One, the web developer does not know what wireframing is or two, he knows what it is, but is afraid … Continue reading ?

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ChitChat for OBIEE – Now Available as Open Source!

ChitChat is the Rittman Mead commentary tool for OBIEE. ChitChat enhances the BI experience by bridging conversational capabilities into the BI dashboard, increasing ease-of-use and seamlessly joining current workflows. From tracking the history behind analytical results to commenting on specific reports, ChitChat provides a multi-tiered platform built into the BI dashboard that creates a more collaborative and dynamic environment for discussion.

Today we're pleased to announce the release into open-source of ChitChat! You can find (more...)

Real-time Sailing Yacht Performance – Kafka (Part 2)

In the last two blogs Getting Started (Part 1) and Stepping back a bit (Part 1.1) I looked at what data I could source from the boat's instrumentation and introduced some new hardware to the boat to support the analysis.

Just to recap I am looking to create the yachts Polars with a view to improving our knowledge of her abilities (whether we can use this to improve our race performance is another matter).

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6 Easy Steps to Get You Started on Wireframing

A wireframe is a blueprint of sorts that serves as the initial design of a website. In web development, the main purpose of wireframing is to provide an optimal and efficient design for a website without being hindered or affected … Continue reading ?

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