Getting The Users’ Trust – Part 2

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by

Last time I wrote about the performance aspects of a BI system and how they could affect a user’s confidence. I concluded by mentioning that incorrect data might be generated by poorly coded ETL routines causing data loss or duplication. This time I am looking more at the quality of the data we load (or […]

Introducing the Updated Oracle / Rittman Mead Information Management Reference Architecture Pt2. – Delivering the Data Factory

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by

In my previous post on our updated Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture, jointly-developed with Oracle’s Enterprise Architecture team, we went through a conceptual and logical view of the information architecture, introducing new concepts like the Raw Data Reservoir, the Data Factory and the Discovery Lab. I said that the Data Factory, Data Reservoir, Enterprise Information […]

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 […]

Preview of Maria Colgan, and Andrew Bond/Stewart Bryson Sessions at RM BI Forum 2014

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by

We’ve got a great selection of presentations at the two upcoming Rittman Mead BI Forum 2014 events in Brighton and Atlanta, including sessions on Endeca, TimesTen, OBIEE (of course), ODI, GoldenGate, Essbase and Big Data (full timetable for both events here). Two of the sessions I’m particularly looking forward to though are ones by Maria […]

Using Groovy instead of WLST for OBIEE Systems Management

Monday, February 17th, 2014 by

I remember some years back when Rittman Mead first received the OBIEE 11g beta and I tried installing it for the first time. It was a nightmare. If you think the 11.1.1.3 release was challenging, you should have tried working with any one of the betas. It was with these first few releases that Weblogic […]

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