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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Derived Effective Dating

In my previous post, I discussed the transition from a Type 1 to a Type 2 Dimension structure after initial implementation. Today we’ll maintain our focus on Type 2 Dimensions and highlight derived effective dating and its timestamping implications. Why Effective Date? Within Type 2 Dimensions, it is essential that each record be effective dated […]

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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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Concurrent RPD Development with OBIEE: The Checkmate Approach

Recently, my former colleague Robin Moffatt authored a blog post about approaches to Concurrent RPD Development, where he discussed some of the technical challenges around trying to use MDS XML as a core OBIEE repository development strategy. As usual, Robin’s attention to detail was spot-on, and he does a really nice job detailing some of the […]

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