Preview of the Rittman Mead BI Forum in Atlanta

Friday, April 25th, 2014 by

Mark has done a great job of previewing the upcoming content for both BI Forums, the one running locally for us in Atlanta, as well as the one in Brighton, UK. We have an exceptional Master Class this year with Lars George from Cloudera, including an introduction to the Cloudera Big Data stack with full details on building, […]

Using Groovy instead of WLST for OBIEE Systems Management

Monday, February 17th, 2014 by

I remember some years back when Rittman Mead first received the OBIEE 11g beta and I tried installing it for the first time. It was a nightmare. If you think the 11.1.1.3 release was challenging, you should have tried working with any one of the betas. It was with these first few releases that Weblogic […]

New OTN Article: Making the Move from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator 12c

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by

One of the reasons I’ve been silent on the blog lately regarding new Oracle Data Integrator 12c content (even though I promised it some months ago) is because I’ve been writing an article focused on migration options from Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB). Published recently on OTN, this article hopefully helps customers understand some of the […]

Automated RPD Builds with OBIEE

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by

Introduction Some time ago, I wrapped up a four-part series on using MDS XML as a basis for RPD development. Of course… you can (re-) read the blog posts to get up to speed on the concept… but I’ll offer a quick refresher here. Using an XML-based “data-store” for our RPD allows us the ability […]

My Journey to ODI 12c

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by

Most readers of this blog probably know me for my time spent with OBIEE (especially my work in repository development), but I’m guessing some of you long-time readers know that I grew up working with the Oracle Database. Many and many a year ago, I was a fledging Oracle DBA getting all my answers from […]

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