Over past year we have been (hopefully) hearing about Oracle Big Data SQL.
This is a new(-ish) option from Oracle that allows us to run our SQL queries not just on the data in our Oracle Database but also against NoSQL databases and Hadoop. No extra coding is needed, no extra formatting is needed, etc.
All the hard work in connecting to the data in this systems, translating it into executable code on these systems, (more...)
This is the third and final blog post on analysing the number of new R packages that have been submitted over time.
Check out the previous blog posts:
- Blog Post 1 : Getting, some basic analysis and graph
- Blog Post 2 : Aggregating the data and create a number of more useful graphs.
In this blog post I will show you how you can perform Forecasting on our data to make some predictions on the (more...)
This is the second blog post on charting the number of new R Packages over time.
Check out the first blog post that looked at getting the data, performing some simple graphing and then researching some issues that were identified using the graph.
In this blog post I will look at how you can aggregate the data, plot it, get a regression line, then plot it using ggplot2 and we will include a trend line (more...)
On the 30th June (2015) a number of companies came together to form the R Consortium. The aim of the R Consortium is to support the R community and to help it evolve.
In a way the formation of this group is not surprising as there is a growing list of companies who have their own support implementation of R that provides a number of additional and very important features. Most of these features evolve (more...)
Just over a week ago the Acceptance emails started to go out for the UKOUG TECH15 and APPS15 conferences. Also at this time the rejection emails started to go out too :-(
I was on the receiving end of both of these type of emails.
But I was delighted with the news that I received.
My topic areas crosses the TECH and APPs topics and also crosses the Business Analytics stream which looks to bridge (more...)
This is the first of a three part blog post on charting and analysing the number of R package submissions.
(I will update this blog post with links to the other two posts as they come available)
I'm sure most of you have heard of the R programming language. If not then perhaps it is something that you might want to go off an learn a bit about. Why? well it is one of the (more...)
A few days ago Oracle released the latest version of the Virtual Machine for OBIEE SampleApp. The current version has a number of new features and new product versions (see below).
To get this latest version go to the following link to download the VM files and to install. As always this is a beast of a VM and you should only consider the install and setup if you have the space and in particular (more...)
Over the past couple of years we have had a lot of information about Big Data presented to us. But one of the things that still stands out is that there is still a bit of confusion on what Big Data is. Depending on who you are talking to you will get a different definition and interpretation of what Big Data is and what you can do with it.
For example there is one company (more...)
A few days ago, I read the following post; Extracting Data from BICS / Apex via RESTful Webservice on the Oracle A-Team Chronicles website. I tried the example to see how things work. Cocoa Rest Client In the blogpost is referred to cURL to test the REST-endpoints. I have been testing this out on a Mac and…Read more Extracting Data from BICS / Apex via RESTful Webservice
As from the 10th of July the Oracle BI Cloud Service environment will be upgraded. Looking forward to the new features and enhancements to the Oracle BI Cloud Service. Find below a list of things we can expect. Fresh new look to Oracle BI Cloud Service Improved design that’s simple to navigate and easy to…Read more Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) – Planned Upgrade for 10-July-2015
Recently I ran out of space on one of my Windows virtual machines. I needed to increase the size of the disk to allow me to install some new software. When creating the VM I had created the disks as VMDK. Yes I know now that is not the best format to use :-( VMDK disks/files do not allow you to dynamically change their size :-( So what can you do? Is it possible in (more...)
The headline articles of Oracle Magazine for March/April 2001 were on using Oracle 9i Application server to deliver e-business and web based applications. There was some case studies of companies using this technologies including Tantalus Communications, Digital River Commerce System, Tomatoland.com and Oracle themselves.
Other articles included:
- Tom Kyte's column looked at tips on automation, cleanup and database maintenance. Some of the details included index rebuilds, indexing interMedia files, killing and cleaning up sessions, (more...)
We recently released an updated version of the Next Generation Outline Extractor. This new version, 22.214.171.1247, addresses three issues:
- Fixed an issue where the username and password passed via the command line were improperly logged
- Fixed an issue reading MaxL XML data sources when the alias or UDA contained xml encoded characters such as the ampersand (&) character.
- Updated labels on the Input Source tab of the user interface to clarify their (more...)
I have my blog (come website) on the go for a few years now. It all started out as a notebook really for myself and a way of recording certain things so that I could find them easily later.
Over time it has developed into some more that that and it now covers a number of technical how-to type of articles and some of my Oracle User Group (and ACE Director) activities.
It all started (more...)