Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 Call for Papers Now Open!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by

I’m very pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 is now open, with abstract submissions open to January 18th 2015. As in previous years the BI Forum will run over consecutive weeks in Brighton, UK and Atlanta, GA, with the provisional dates and venues as below: Brighton, […]

News and Updates from Oracle Openworld 2014

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by

It’s the Saturday after Oracle Openworld 2014, and I’m now home from San Francisco and back in the UK. It’s been a great week as usual, with lots of product announcements and updates to the BI, DW and Big Data products we use on current projects. Here’s my take on what was announced this last […]

Using Oracle GoldenGate for Trickle-Feeding RDBMS Transactions into Hive and HDFS

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by

A few months ago I wrote a post on the blog around using Apache Flume to trickle-feed log data into HDFS and Hive, using the Rittman Mead website as the source for the log entries. Flume is a good technology to use for this type of capture requirement as it captures log entries, HTTP calls, […]

Analyzing Twitter Data using Datasift, MongoDB, Hive and ODI12c

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by

Last week I posted an article on the blog around analysing Twitter data using Datasift, MongoDB and Pig, where I used the Datasift service to stream tweets about Rittman Mead into a MongoDB NoSQL database, and then queried the dataset using Pig. The context for this is the idea of a “data reservoir”, where we […]

Analyzing Twitter Data using Datasift, MongoDB and Pig

Friday, September 5th, 2014 by

If you followed our recent postings on the updated Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture, one of the key concepts we talk about is the “data reservoir”. This is a pool of additional data that you can add to your data warehouse, typically stored on Hadoop or NoSQL databases, where you store unstructured, semi-structured or unprocessed […]

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