I’m honoured to have been accepted to speak at this year’s Rittman Mead BI Forum, the sixth year of this expert-level conference that draws some of the best Oracle BI/DW minds together from around the world. It’s running May 8th-9th in Brighton, and May 15-16th in Atlanta, with an optional masterclass from Cloudera’s Lars George the day before the conference itself at each venue.
My first visit to the BI Forum was in 2009 (more...)
Assuming you have set up obi-metrics-agent and collectl as described in my previous post, you have a wealth of data at your disposal for graphing and exploring in Graphite, including:
- OS (CPU, disk, network, memory)
- OBIEE’s metrics
- Metrics about DMS itself
- Carbon (Graphite’s data collector agent) metrics
In this post I’ll show you some of the techniques we can use to put together a simple dashboard.
First off, let’s see how Graphite (more...)
All in all there are three distinct places which need to be cleaned:
Prerequisite check "CheckSystemSpace" failed.So with a bit of hacking I got around it by displacing the ./patch_storage directory and forcing opatch to stop doing a file system check (basically no (more...)
The details are:
Required amount of space(17499.766MB) is not available.
If you pay any attention to the Oracle enterprise applications space, you’re likely aware of the fuss being raised over the impending demise of Oracle Discoverer. Discoverer is a pretty nifty ad hoc reporting tool used for both enterprise (more...)
What to do
My wallet's gettin thin
And I just lost my watch last night
Well I gotta problem
Just one answer
Gotta throw it all down
And kiss it goodbye
(That was a crazy game (more...)
The argument over why Businesses should abandon Excel in favor of more structured tools has been raging for as long as I have had more than a casual exposure to Oracle products. From the standpoint of an IT user Excel appears to be a simplistic, flat-file-based, error-prone (more...)
I have finally finished writing my book on Oracle APEX reporting. The book
|Although the book primarily projects Oracle APEX as a reporting solution, it also speaks about the integration of APEX with a number of other technologies such as Apache (more...)|
How to Find Software Versions and Patches in an Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Environment
This MOS Note will help consultants to find the exact Version and Patch level for installed components. This is very useful when you are logging an Oracle Service Request.
On Friday I was asked to look at a report that wasn't returning all of the data. Sample:
Year/Month Total Sales Total Sales (YAGO)For reference, YAGO is "Year Ago."
01/31/2013 $1,000,000 $900,000
Notice anything funny there?
Yeah, February is missing. The (OBIEE) report has a filter on Jan, Feb and Mar of 2013. But it wasn't showing up. I confirmed via manual SQL (hah!) that there was (YAGO) data in there for February. Any ideas?
I immediately suspected one of two (more...)
So, as I said, I was looking for some new articles. I ran across this one, What's New in Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2?. There was this section on Groups. I tried it out on mine...it didn't work. (more...)