ODTUG BI Meet Up 2015

A number of months ago I wrote a story on how Mike Riley reached out to myself and a few others to head-up ODTUG’s new Community initiative for the BI space. In that story, I talked about meet ups being one of the core areas of focus in 2015, but more specifically meetups that generate a sense of fun and […]

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Crystal & Lauren Take The Red Pill

Red Pill Analytics announces that Crystal Walton and Lauren Prezby are joining the company as its new Operations Director and Creative Director, respectively. Crystal and Lauren are well-known in the Oracle community for their instrumental roles in cultivating the growth of the Oracle Development Tool User Group Community (ODTUG) over the last seven years. In […]

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Oracle BICS DITL Part 03

If you’ve been following this series, you’ll know that in Part 01 of my day-in-the-life (DITL) I worked on getting my first data set loaded and in Part 02 I learned the ins-and-outs of loading additional data into the same table. In both articles, my data comes from Square, which is my wife’s POS system for her store. In […]

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Oracle BICS DITL Part 02

Welcome to Part 02 in a series of day-in-the-life (DITL) posts about using Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) in a real-world setting, with no filters and lots of mistakes! In Part 01, I wrote about loading my wife’s point-of-sale data from Square as the basis for an application I wanted to build. After a few challenges around […]

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Oracle BICS DITL Part 01

Red Pill Analytics recently purchased a license for the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS), and with our account being activated, I thought I’d take it for a spin. But rather than write a garden-variety series of how-to articles, I thought I’d give you a first-hand look, or a day-in-the-life (DITL) experience of what it was […]

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The New ODTUG BI Community

At Kscope14, ODTUG announced that they would be rebranding the special interest groups (SIGs) into ODTUG Communities to reflect the growing focus on the people-aspect of ODTUG. Networking, connections, and friendship all make ODTUG the powerful force that it is today and there’s no greater satisfaction than connecting with like-minded individuals on all topics person and professional. This renewed focus […]

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BIWA Summit 2015

Like-mindedness isn’t always good, but there’s nothing like being at a conference where you know everyone there is attending for the same reason you are: great Oracle BI content and networking. While conferences like OpenWorld, Kscope, and Collaborate are great experiences in their own right, the reality is that they have to support a much […]

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Direct Database Request -Part 2

In Part 1 of my story on OBIEE’s Direct Database Request (DDR), I walked through the basic process of how to use DDR for directly querying a database mapped ino the RPD without using logical SQL, bypassing the metadata layer and going straight to the connection pool. In Part 2, I’ll be pointing out what works differently […]

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