Fortune 500 and the Art of Execution

The Fortune 500 Companies 2018 rankings came out last week, and browsing the list, the following random thoughts struck me about the list and the technology industry:

  • Walmart - you can be in a very, very traditional brick-and-mortar business (yes, they have been making inroads into e-commerce, but for the most part, Walmart is a traditional retailer), but as long as you keep doing things well, you can be in the top 10. Not only (more...)

4 Reasons Why You Need Interactive Prototypes

Prototyping plays a pivotal role in the development of a good application. This is the final stage for you to optimize how each element flows and interacts within your application. Prototypes don’t necessarily have to be visually appealing, but they … Continue reading ?

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Variable names starting with numbers

The long weekend gave me the chance to finally write a blog post. I will try my best to be more frequent with posting new content.

This blog is going to be short one. We had multiple projects running and we had to design a way why which each project can easily identify their (more...)

Big Data Introduction – Workshop

Our focus was clear - this was a level 101 class, for IT professionals in Bangalore who had heard of Big Data, were interested in Big Data, but were unsure how and where to dig their toe in the world of analytics and Big Data. A one-day workshop - with a mix of slides, white-boarding, case-study, a small game, and a mini-project - we felt, was the ideal vehicle for getting people to wrap their (more...)

Twitter Analytics using Python – Part 1

(This is probably the first part of, probably, a five part blog series on twitter analytics using Python. Make sure to check out the other posts and I'll post a wrap up blog post that will point to all the posts in the series)

(Yes there are lots of other examples out there, but I've put these notes together as a reminder for myself and a particular project I'm testing)

In this first blog post (more...)

UKOUG EPM & Hyperion Event 6th June, 2018

Come up really soon is the annual EPM and Hyperion event organised by the UKOUG. This year it will be on 6th June at Sandown Park Racecourse (Portsmouth Rd, Esher, KT10 9AJ).

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If you have ever been to Sandown Park Racecourse you will know how fantastic a venue it is. And if you have been to a previous UKOUG EPM & Hyperion event before you will know how amazing it is.

Just go and book (more...)

Install MockupTiger wireframes on MacOS

In this tutorial we will explore the option to install a specially designed download for MacOS. NOTE: If you are using Windows, Linux, MacOS and have your own setup of a LAMP, XAMPP, WAMP, MAMP or any other stack that … Continue reading ?

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Professional Tips For Building Mockups For Web And Mobile

Given how incredibly easy it is to develop a web or mobile application, startups have become commonplace as a lot of players have already joined the bandwagon. You might be here because you want to learn how to compete against … Continue reading ?

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InfoCaptor Reviews – Customer Feedback and Testimonials

My organization was looking for a way to chart MyQSL data on our website. One of the requirements was to use something that didn’t require extensive coding or multiple js files to run. InfoCaptor fit the bill. The programmer interface … Continue reading ?

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InfoCaptor Stack bar label fix

A quick patch was released to fix the problem in display of data labels for stack bar chart. Please grab the new versions

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Wireframe Software – MockupTiger new version released

A quick note that MockupTiger new version is now available. This release is for the cloud access. Desktop version of the wireframe tool is coming very soon. Link : Wireframe software online and desktop Key highlights of this mockup and … Continue reading ?

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Creating a Word Cloud using Python

Over the past few days I've been doing a bit more playing around with Python, and create a word cloud. Yes there are lots of examples out there that show this, but none of them worked for me. This could be due to those examples using the older version of Python, libraries/packages no long exist, etc. There are lots of possible reasons. So I have to piece it together and the code given below is (more...)

Oracle Machine Learning Users on ADWC

One of the new features of the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADWC) service is Oracle Machine Learning. This is a Zeppelin based notebook for your machine learning on ADWC. Check out my previous blog post about this.

In order to be able to use this new product and the in-database machine learning in ADWC, you will need your database user to have certain privileges. The first step in this is to create a typical user (more...)

Uitnodiging informatieavond Pong op woensdag 23 mei 2018

Vorige maand heb ik een artikel geschreven over mijn professionele leven binnen Pong.. Ben jij ook benieuwd wat Pong voor jou kan betekenen? Kom dan naar de informatieavond op woensdag 23 mei 2018 Programma · Inloop vanaf 18:00 uur (inclusief warme maaltijd) · Informatiesessie van 19:00 – 20:30 uur · Borrel bij Mama Kelly vanaf 20:30 … Continue reading "Uitnodiging informatieavond Pong op woensdag 23 mei 2018"

Zelfstandig & Samen bij Pong

Al jaren loop ik rond met het idee; “Ik begin voor mijzelf”. Waarom? Vooral het idee van vrijheid om helemaal zelf te kunnen bepalen hoe ik mijn professionele leven indeel. Ik ben overtuigd van mijn toegevoegde waarde voor opdrachtgevers en ik heb een uitgebreid netwerk. Het vinden van een opdracht zal het probleem toch niet … Continue reading "Zelfstandig & Samen bij Pong"

My 4th Book is now available – Data Science (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

I almost forgot, but my 4th book has been published !

It is titled 'Data Science' and is published by MIT Press as part of their Essentials Knowledge series, and is co-written with John Kelleher.

It is available on Amazon in print and Kindle formats.  Go check it out.

https://amzn.to/2qC84KN

This book gives a concise introduction to the emerging field of data science, explaining its evolution, relation to machine learning, current uses, data infrastructure issues and (more...)

Predicting IBS in Dogs using Oracle 18c in the Cloud

Over the past 6-8 months I've been working on a project with the Veterinary School of Medicine, part of University of Dublin. The project was focused on using Machine Learning to find patterns in blood tests and x-rays from dogs who are are suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in dogs.
Over the past five years the Veterinary School of Medicine has built up a very larger data set of blood samples, x-rays, family (more...)

Oracle Machine Learning notebooks

With the recent release of Oracle's Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADWC), Oracle has given data scientists a new tool for data discovery and machine learning on the ADWC. Oracle Machine Learning is based on Apache Zeppelin and gives us a new machine learning tool for accessing the in-database machine learning algorithms and in-database statistical functions.

Oracle Machine Learning (OML) SQL notebooks provide easy access to Oracle's parallelized, scalable in-database implementations of a library of Oracle (more...)

Happy 20th Anniversary to Applied OLAP!


Today, March 18, 2018, is the 20 year anniversary of our incorporation! I has been a long journey since that time; here are some of the highlights:
  • 1998 - We were a one-man shop and wrote a reporting and budgeting application for a customer in New York. I spent about 150 nights that year on the road.
  • 1999 - ActiveOLAP for Essbase was released and we earned the trust of two of our long-term customers. (more...)

Oracle Code Presentation March 2018

Last week I was presenting at Oracle Code in New York. I've presented at a few Oracle Code events over the past 12 months and it is always interesting to meet and talk with developers from around the World.

The title of my presentation this time was 'SQL: The one language to rule all your data'.

I've given this presentation a few times at different events (POUG, OOW, Oracle Code). I take the contents of (more...)