Using the ELK Stack to Analyse Donor’s Choose Data

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by

Donor’s Choose is an online charity in America through which teachers can post details of projects that need funding and donors can give money towards them. The data from the charity since it began in 2000 is available to download freely here in several CSV datasets. In this article I’m going to show how to use the ELK stack […]

TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by

TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables can be some of the most useful tools a report creator can use to invent robust, repeatable reports while maximizing user flexibility.  I intend to transform you into an expert with these functions and by the end of this page you will certainly be able to impress your peers and managers, […]

Oracle BI Cloud Service for SaaS Application Reporting Part 1: Integrating BICS to Salesforce.com using REST APIs

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by

Last month Mark Rittman covered a series of posts detailing the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS), aimed at departmental users who want the power of OBIEE 11g without the need to stand-up their own infrastructure. If you’re coming in late, here’s the link to the series. Before the GA Rittman Mead participated in the beta program for release one of […]

Getting The Users’ Trust – Part 1

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by

Looking back over some of my truly ancient Rittman Mead blogs (so old in fact that they came with me when I joined the company soon after Rittman Mead was launched), I see recurrent themes on why people “do” BI and what makes for successful implementations. After all, why would an organisation wish to invest […]

Simple Ways to Simplify: Quick Fixes to Enhance OBIEE Visuals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by

Over the past couple of months I worked with a few clients in order to conduct an assessment on dashboard and analysis design. In most cases I was noticing that the dashboards were overflowing with content to the point that there was really no discernible “story” or “flow” to the information. Most of the dashboards […]

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