Oracle 12.1.0.2 and Data Warehouses

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by

If you follow Blogs and Tweets from the Oracle community you won’t have missed hearing about the recent release of the first patch-set for Oracle 12c. With this release there are some significant pieces of new functionality that will be of interest to Data Warehouse DBAs and architects. The headline feature that most Oracle followers […]

Introducing the Updated Oracle / Rittman Mead Information Management Reference Architecture Pt1. – Information Architecture and the “Data Factory”

Friday, June 13th, 2014 by

One of the things at Rittman Mead that we’re really interested in, is the architecture of “information management” systems and how these change over time as thinking, and product capabilities, evolve. In fact we often collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture team within Oracle, giving input into the architecture designs they come up with, and more […]

Rittman Mead Featured in Oracle In-Memory Option Launch

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by

Today saw the official launch of the Oracle Database In-Memory Option, with Larry Ellison going through the product features and then reading out some quotes and testimonials from beta testers. Rittman Mead were part of the beta testing program, with several of our team testing out various scenarios where we ETL’d into it, used it […]

How We Deliver Agile OBIEE Projects – Introducing ExtremeBI

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by

Most OBIEE projects that we see are delivered through some sort of “waterfall” method, where requirements are defined up-front, there’s several stages of development, one or more major releases at the end, and any revision to requirements takes the form of a change request. These work well where requirements can be defined upfront, and can […]

Thoughts on Using Amazon Redshift as a Replacement for an Oracle Data Warehouse

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by

Recently, my colleague, Pete Carpenter, described a proof of concept we carried out using Amazon Redshift as the data warehouse storage layer in a system capturing data from Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) using Attunity CloudBeam in conjunction with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) for specialised ETL processing and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) as the reporting tool. […]

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