Statistical Analysis in the Database

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by

My first ever presentation at the UKOUG conference (long before I started working with Mark Rittman and Jon Mead) was an introduction to analytic functions. Since then analytics have remained a key part of my work as a DW developer; many of the processes that I have implemented would be so much less efficient without […]

Oracle Sales Prospector

Monday, July 28th, 2008 by

I’m just sitting in my hotel room in Galway, listening to the Galway Races going on down the road and working through an online demo of Oracle’s new Sales Prospector application. It’s actually quite an interesting application of Oracle’s in-database data mining technology, something that’s relevant to me as I’m putting together a section on […]

Looking at the unstructured

Saturday, October 6th, 2007 by

Curt Monash has been talking about text mining a lot this week, he also notes that, from a text point of view, that the four preeminent database vendors (data store not query tool) are Oracle, Microsoft, Teradata and Netezza, this seems to reflect my experiences of what is going on in the BI space as […]

Data-centric BI trends

Saturday, October 6th, 2007 by

I managed to miss Mark Rittman’s recent keynote addresses in two locations this week, but I did take a look at the slide deck and the blog post. Mark is making five very sound points on the Oracle BI stack. As most regular readers of this blog might expect, I am probably more data driven […]

Brighton Werewolves

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 by

Data miners at Sussex police have noticed a correlation between violent incidents and a full moon and based on this fact deploy more police on the streets of Brighton at times of peak lunar brightness. Well it makes a change from noticing that nappies (diapers) and beer goes together. Talking of Brighton, Jon Mead writes […]

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