Democratize Data Science with Oracle Analytics Cloud

Democratize Data Science with Oracle Analytics Cloud

In the last few weeks, I had the chance to speak both at Analytics and Data Summit held in Oracle HQ in San Francisco and OUG Norway Spring Conference 2019 on a wavy cruise between Oslo and Kiel. The underlying topic of the presentations was just one: demonstrate how Oracle Analytics Cloud can be used to bridge the gap between Business Analysts and Data Science.

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Announcing The Kafka Pilot with Rittman Mead

Rittman Mead is today pleased to announce the launch of it's Kafka Pilot service, focusing on engaging with companies to help fully assess the capabilities of Apache Kafka for event streaming use cases with both a technical and business focus.

Our 30 day Kafka Pilot includes:

  • A comprehensive assessment of your use cases for event streaming and Kafka
  • A full assessment of connectors
  • Provides a transformation from your current state to future state architecture
  • Delivers (more...)

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) training with Rittman Mead

Rittman Mead have today launched it's new Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Bootcamp. Run on OAC, the course lasts four days and covers everything you need to know in order to manage your Cloud BI platform and assumes no prior knowledge up-front.

As the course is modular, you are able to choose which days you'd like to attend. Day 1 covers an OAC overview, provisioning, systems management, integration and security. Day 2 covers RPD Modelling and (more...)

Install InfoCaptor Dashboard on CentOS for Trial or Demo

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Spark Streaming and Kafka, Part 3 – Analysing Data in Scala and Spark

In my first two blog posts of the Spark Streaming and Kafka series - Part 1 - Creating a New Kafka Connector and Part 2 - Configuring a Kafka Connector - I showed how to create a new custom Kafka Connector and how to set it up on a Kafka server. Now it is time to deliver on the promise to analyse Kafka data with Spark Streaming.

When working with Apache Spark, you can (more...)

Rittman Mead at Analytics and Data Summit 2019

Rittman Mead at Analytics and Data Summit 2019

The Analytics and Data Summit 2019 (formerly known as BIWA) is happening next week in Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores. I'm excited to participate since it's one of the best conferences for the Oracle Analytics crowd where you can get three days full of content from experts as well as hints on products future developments directly from the related Product Managers!

I'll be representing Rittman Mead in two sessions:

Spark Streaming and Kafka – Configuring a Kafka Connector

In my previous blog post, I covered the development of a custom Kafka Source Connector, written in Scala. This blog post is about deploying that Connector. We are getting closer to analysing the stream data in Spark - as promised in the title.

If you are installing a Connector from Confluent Hub, instead of installing a custom one, please follow this guide instead.

Setting up Kafka Server

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Spark Streaming and Kafka – Creating a New Kafka Connector

More Kafka and Spark, please!

Hello, world!

Having joined Rittman Mead more than 6 years ago, the time has come for my first blog post. Let me start by standing on the shoulders of blogging giants, revisiting Robin's old blog post Getting Started with Spark Streaming, Python, and Kafka.

The blog post was very popular, touching on the subjects of Big Data and Data Streaming. To put my own twist on it, I decided to:

The Importance of Feature Engineering and Selection

In machine learning your model is only ever as good as the data you train it on. As such a significant proportion of your effort should be focused on creating a dataset that is optimised to maximise the information density of your data. Feature engineering and selection are the methods used for achieving this goal.

In this context, the definition of a feature will be a column or attribute of the data.

Feature engineering is (more...)

DaAnalytics – Seasons Greetings

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2019. #seasonsgreetings #merrychristmas #happynewyear #2019 #DaAnalytics #Pong #nlOUG

Oracle Data Visualization -Hands on Lab

"Use Oracle Data Visualization (DV) to quickly discover analytic insights through visualizations that you build against a variety of data sources that you seamlessly blend together."

Amis Oracle OpenWorld and CodeOne review

Monday the 5th of November I attended the Amis Oracle OpenWorld & CodeOne review. A summary of two multiple day events in 3 hours and 450 slides. An in-depth analysis of what is here now and what is coming.

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Are you interested in OBIEE?

While browsing for OBIEE tutorials on YouTube we found this fantastic video on OBIEE.

Click this link if you are interested in knowing more:-OBIEE Tutorial

Looking back at Alteryx Inspire Europe 2018

Last week I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended Alteryx Inspire Europe 2018. For an Oracle addict like me, it was a nice way to experience what else is going on the Data & Analytics world.

How to upload image or logo to Mockups

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Purpose of Mockups and different elements

The Elements and Purpose of Mockups So you’re done with the tedious process of defining and creating the structure of your website in that design part called wireframing. The stockholders are quite impressed. Now, you’re on to the next step … Continue reading ?

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Learn Why and When Website prototyping is important

A Simple Explanation to Website Prototyping A website prototype is an initial design of a website. Developers, testers, and users can interact with it. Developers often create these prototypes to gather feedback from stakeholders or clients. They create one during … Continue reading ?

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Learn little bit more about the Entire Wireframing UX process

Everything You Need To Know About Wireframing A wireframe is the skeletal representation used for creating a website’s functionality and structure. In creating your wireframe, you can use paper and pen/pencil. Using a computer and wireframe web design tools can … Continue reading ?

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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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List of Top 10 Software for Prototyping in 2018

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