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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OTN Appreciation Day: Oracle Data Integrator 12c Flexibility

Well… it looks like Oracle ACE Director and former colleague Michael Rainey beat me to the topic. But as I read his story… I realized I could approach this in a slightly different way, so I decided to press on with my own take on ODI 12c Flexibility for Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Appreciation Day. […]

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Modules of Knowledge

One of the features of Oracle Data Integrator that sets it apart from other data integration tools is the use of Knowledge Modules to define how parts of the data integration process occur. The developer creates a data load mapping from sources, joins, filters and targets (and in ODI 12 even more components are available). […]

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Preparing Excel Data For Analysis

Whether you are using Excel as a data source for your Business Intelligence (BI) platform, or you are doing the actual analysis within Excel, your data will need to be in a format that is queryable. Often though, the data is formatted to be read visually, whether an export from a system, or manually entered. […]

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