OBIEE, You’re soo cool

Auto-correct can be your own worst enema. Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a Martini. The Barman says: “Olive or Twist?” Claustrophobic people are at their best when thinking outside the box. Seriously, have a look out of the window. Its sunny, the economy is doing great, there are lots of OBIEE Jobs […]

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Catching Up with OBIEE News

My mate has been fired from his job at a dress alteration company. Apparently he didn’t turn up enough. OK, lets keep up the pace this year. Soo much to learn in the OBIEE world, so little time. Lets talk about size. How big is your OBIEE? I was recently at an OBIEE presentation and […]

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Best of OBI 2016

My News years resolution is to stop using spray deodorants. Roll on 2017 So that was an interesting year! If you ignore all the celebrity deaths, the Brexit, Wars, BI companies imploding, OTN mixing things up a bit, and the rise of the robot, then 2016 was actually a good year for analytics. Not that […]

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Winter Analytics

My Fireworks didnt go off in the right sequence. Thats Bang Out of Order! The nights are drawing in, the leaves have dropped and snow is on the hills. Time to stay in, curl up by the fire, and read a good blog. So, here’s my Top 10 OBIEE blogs for you to […]

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Back to Work Everybody

Club Tropicana. Closed, due to poorly thought out business strategy! OOW IS Over The Summer is Over (for up here in North Earth at least) The Children has been sent of to University (Seems quiet around here!) No more holidays this year (New York was a blast) So lets get back to Work. And theres […]

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Shake off those Chicago Blues

My mate has written a book about birds Aparently, it has flown off the shelves. Life goes on in the OBIEE community. Just as those Chicago Kscope16 memories start to fade, the excitement begins for OpenWorld 16, then on to Tech16 (+Apps16). The good news is that I finally got a proposal accepted, and I […]

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Armagedden Avoided

What kind of Rock is never delivered on time? Slate FTSE is up, Exports Up, Government borrowing down.  Mortgage rate down. Crisis over. Can we now get back to geeking now?   While you were all enjoying yourself in Chicago I decided that I couldnt watch enviously from a wet, slightly miserably Post Brexit Vote […]

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Two Minute Tech Tips

The OTN will be at Kscope16 looking for willing Volunteers to video their tech tips.  I cant get there this year, so may have to do a selfie video 🙂 But what subjects would I cover? Use of Advanced SQL? Jquery in OBIEE? Apex and OBIEE? Hidden Cascading Prompts? Result Columns on Union? CSS and […]

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Deadlines Met and News @ OBIEE

Deadlines. Some are ‘pretend’, you know you can get away with being a little bit late, because the you KNOW the project manager has factored in you being late! Others are very fixed. Like the deadline to submit proposals for speaking at conferences. Luckily I met the two that just passed, one was for Oracle […]

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Go Self Service or Go Home

Who understands your company Data best? Is it the OBIEE RPD Developer? Is it the DBA? Is it the Warehouse Designer? How about the source System Architect? Or the department analyst? Lets ask the question another way, Who knows what to do with the company Data in your system? The Data Scientist? The report distributer? […]

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OBIEE Went to Las Vegas

We have been busy, and so have all the OBIEE Bloggers. This year I thought it was about time we went to Collaborate, and boy was it worthwhile. Our room at the Delano was massive. The hotel was massive. The conference was huge. Grand Canyon unbelievable. And what can I say about Vegas? It has […]

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OBIEE In Decline?

Last month we heard that OBIEE was not on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, so I looked at the up coming conferences Collaborate16 and Kscope16, and found they are lighter on OBIEE sessions.  Suggesting that OBIEE is on the decline, and is no longer the darling of the Oracle community. […]

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APEX and the Cloud

APEX is finally getting the credit it deserves as a corporate tool, and the Cloud is the latest and greatest useful trend in the IT world.  So it makes sense that they come together. (No i don’t count the Big Data Hype as useful yet) Its great to see more companies getting involved with Apex […]

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