First-timer tips for Oracle Open World

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by

Last week I had the great pleasure to attend Oracle Open World (OOW) for the first time, presenting No Silver Bullets – OBIEE Performance in the Real World at one of the ODTUG user group sessions on the Sunday. It was a blast, as the saying goes, but the week before OOW I was more nervous about […]

Creating a Custom Analytics Dashboard from Scratch the “Blue Peter” way

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by

This year, Rittman Mead were the Analytics Sponsor for the UKOUG Tech13 conference in Manchester, and for those that visited the UKOUG stand during their time there will have noticed the Rittman Mead-sponsored Analytics Dashboard on display. In this blog post I will cover how it was put together, the “Blue Peter Way” ! For […]

Introduction to Hadoop HDFS (and writing to it with node.js)

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by

The core Hadoop project solves two problems with big data – fast, reliable storage and batch processing. For this first post on Hadoop we are going to focus on the default storage engine and how to integrate with it using its REST API. Hadoop is actually quite easy to install so let’s see what we […]

Exalytics Test Drive – April 18th 2012 in London

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

Some people may have seen that Rittman Mead became the first partner in the UK to buy an Exalytics box in the Oracle newsletter, and as a result we can uniquely offer our customers and community the chance to get hands on with Exalytics to see how it really can help drive your BI capability […]

What happened to the what if analysis?

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by

When I first started working in the Business Intelligence industry one of the key concepts was ‘What If Analysis’. One of the drivers of using an OLAP/Decision Support or Business Intelligence system was to be able to do predictive analytics. What If Analysis is undoubtedly a big value add for business, however, my recent experiences […]

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