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 […]

Automated RPD Builds with OBIEE

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by

Introduction Some time ago, I wrapped up a four-part series on using MDS XML as a basis for RPD development. Of course… you can (re-) read the blog posts to get up to speed on the concept… but I’ll offer a quick refresher here. Using an XML-based “data-store” for our RPD allows us the ability […]

Three Ways to Improve Efficiency With Better Documentation

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by

I was at a client site recently, and as part of a front-end development effort we had added some documentation within the web catalog. They had never seen anything like it and started referring to it as “smart” documentation. Quite frankly, I was more than a bit taken aback by all the positive reactions. I […]

MDS XML versus MUDE Part 4: Simple Multi-Branch Development

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by

After getting our MDS XML repository ready for development in the last post, I am ready to demonstrate what multi-user development without MUDE would look like using Git as our version control system (VCS). Let me apologize for the slightly different username and directory structure in these samples versus the last few posts… I built […]

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