Data Pipeline

How to Use the New R ODBC Package to Connect to an Oracle Database

Last month a new R package was released called ODBC to improve the ability to connect to relational databases. By using these universal connection packages such as DBI and ODBC, you’ll be able to easily port your code to different databases. If you currently use RODBC to connect to Oracle, you’ll like ODBC more! ODBC […]

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Influential Women in Technology

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the morning radio program today was asking people to name a woman that has influenced them whom they’ve never met. This question got me thinking. What would you say? Who’s influenced you? The responses on the program ranged from Lady Gaga to Hillary Clinton to Mother Teresa. My response would […]

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User Groups Matter

How many times this week have you googled a technical question and found a blog, an article, a forum post or slides from a presentation? I do this multiple times per day! And while my undergraduate degree taught me a lot, especially how to approach problems, I learned most of what I know about business […]

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The Cage Match between OBIEE Answers and Data Visualization

Last week I presented at the BIWA Summit a “Cage Match” between Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) Answers and Data Visualization. In full disclosure, these slides were created by Kevin McGinley and I simply was the presenter of these slides. However, I believe that I set the bar high for when Kevin presents these next. 🙂 This […]

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