Got Technology, Need Data? Here’s Where to Get It…For Free

The Data Challenge Have you ever wanted to assess or explore a new BI, analytics, data visualization, data science, etc. technology, but struggled to find a data set to use for your assessment and exploration activities? Have you grown tired of analyzing the “typical” datasets–think census, stock market, and employment and inflation rate data–known to be publicly available? […]

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Date Spread

Recently I had a couple of interesting situations pop up in OBIEE 11g regarding dates. No not the edible kind, but the calendar kind. Specifically where it involves fact measures that are valid for a period of time beyond what the date id(s) on the rows in the table allow. The first scenario I will […]

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Too Old to Begin the Training?

Yoda’s skepticism of Luke Skywalker’s readiness to begin training as a Jedi Knight was probably appropriate. I mean, if some guy wearing Marty McFly’s life preserver vest crash landed into my backyard with his robot sidekick in tow and brought a bad attitude too, I might feel the same way. Thankfully, Obi-Wan talked Yoda off […]

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