Serving Data Consumers Not Just What They Need, But Also What They Want

Hunters Eat Better Than Gatherers

My last few blog posts have discussed how data failure happens, and how we can change failure into success (with a little economic thinking). Continuing with that train of thought, in this post I’ll be discussing how we can better implement analytic solutions by challenging the convention of requirements gathering. Don’t “Gather Requirements”. Hunt for […]

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Explaining Data Failure with a Little Econ 101

Supply, Demand and Data

In my last blog post, I discussed how I think that the way most people talk about BI and analytics is incorrect, how data is fluid, and some of the biggest issues I see when helping clients. I’m going to continue that discussion in this blog post, but pivot the conversation from what is wrong […]

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Tunneling Through the Clouds

Tunneling Through the Clouds

That title sounds a little weird, tunnels go through the ground and clouds are those fluffy things that float in the sky. However when we are talking about Oracle Cloud and SSH tunneling things make a lot more sense. Although this blog is specific to the Oracle Cloud Database, tunneling is a generic technique and […]

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Installing StreamSets Data Collector on Amazon Web Services EC2

Stream Me Up (to the Cloud), Scotty

I’ve had some fun working with StreamSets Data Collector lately and wanted to share how to quickly get up and running on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance and build a simple pipeline. For anyone unaware, StreamSets Data Collector is, in their own words, a low-latency ingest infrastructure tool that lets […]

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