BI Forum 2015 Preview — OBIEE Regression Testing, and Data Discovery with the ELK stack

Friday, April 24th, 2015 by

I’m pleased to be presenting at both of the Rittman Mead BI Forums this year; in Brighton it’ll be my fourth time, whilst Atlanta will be my first, and my first trip to the city too. I’ve heard great things about the food, and I’m sure the forum content is going to be awesome too […]

Data Integration Tips: ODI 12.1.3 – Convert to Flow

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

The many who have already upgraded Oracle Data Integrator from the 11g version to 12c probably know about this great feature called “convert to flow”. If not, well…here you go! First, a little background on why I think this is an excellent bit of functionality. The ODI Upgrade Assistant will convert objects from 11g to 12c and […]

Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition Advanced Big Data Option Part 1- Overview and 12.1.3.0.1 install

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by

Oracle recently announced Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition Advanced Big Data Options as part of the new 12.1.3.0.1 release of ODI. It includes various great new functionalities to work on an Hadoop ecosystem. Let’s have a look at the new features and how to install it on Big Data Lite 4.1 Virtual Machine. Note that some of these new […]

Analysing ODI performance with Flame Graphs

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by

Flame Graphs are a visualisation that I learnt about through the excellent Linux systems performance work of Brendan Gregg, and saw Luca Canali talk about recently at UKOUG Tech 14. They’re a brilliant way of summarising extremely dense information in a way from which the main components accounting for the most time can be identified. […]

An Introduction to Analysing ODI Runtime Data Through Elasticsearch and Kibana 4

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by

An important part of working with ODI is analysing the performance when it runs, and identifying steps that might be inefficient as well as variations in runtime against a baseline trend. The Operator tool in ODI itself is great for digging down into individual sessions and load plan executions, but for broader analysis we need […]

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