MDS XML versus MUDE Part 3: Configuring MDS XML with Git

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 by

In the previous installment of this series, I gave an overview of MUDE (multi-user development environment), and described it’s strengths and weaknesses, hopefully presenting a fair assessment on both sides. For a recap, here are three properties that I think any metadata layer development (and really… any development period) should adhere to: Multiple users should […]

Take Part in the BI Survey 13 – Have Your Voice Heard!

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 by

Long-term readers of this blog will know that we’ve supported for many years the BI Survey, an independent survey of BI tools customers and implementors. Rittman Mead have no (financial or other) interest in the BI Survey or its organisers, but we like the way it gathers in detailed data on which tools work best […]

Interview with Toby Potter from DataSift – Social Data and Business Intelligence

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by

With the BI Forum fast approaching, Toby Potter from DataSift agreed to an interview for the blog, to discuss social data, it’s value and how it can be combined with other business intelligence.  Toby will be one of the guest speakers at the BI Forum in Brighton sharing more details and experiences in this growing […]

The Changing World of Business Intelligence

Friday, March 1st, 2013 by

Over the last 18 months we have seen a huge amount of changes in the world of Oracle Business Intelligence and Analytics. Everyone wants to talk about Big Data, however doesn’t know where to start in a corporate world, Oracle bought Endeca, which is a reporting/information discovery tool, Cloud delivered services are moving closer and […]

Basket Analysis in the Oracle Database

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by

Last time I gave a taster of my forthcoming Collaborate 12 talk on techniques beyond the traditional “slice and dice” that we know so well. I wrote mainly about the ways in which we can perform statistical analysis on our data either through SQL or by using R. This time I am going to talk […]

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