A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cloud…

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is generally available (GA) today, and I’m excited to be included in this OAC blog hop welcome wagon. So I’m slumming it with a bunch of Essbase professionals, as you can see from the list of contributing authors below. It’s fascinating to see just how stoked the Essbase community is for […]

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Which Version Was It Again?

Recently I had to verify the version of an OBIEE installation for a client. As I was already ssh-ed into the Linux machine, I figured there was a way to determine the version without having to log into the presentation server. Turns out, I was right, but for thoroughness sake, I’ll cover both approaches. Using […]

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Bring the Noise

As I’ve been discussing in my last few blogs, it’s possible to start using OBIEE for analytics, rather than the standard operational reporting and BI that is commonplace. Data science has been quite the buzz the last few years, and no doubt about it, data scientists can bring great value and understanding to an organization, […]

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Cluster Func 

Clustering. Whether we’re talking about headaches, compute nodes, or uh, well, I’ll let you fill in the blank… isn’t anything worth doing, worth doing together? Clustering can be a powerful tool for understanding the relationships between data, and in this post I’ll walk through how to use the OBIEE 12c Advanced Analytics Cluster Function. As […]

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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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Kicking with JSON in the Snow

Employees at the Minneapolis Red Pill Analytics office recently had the luxury of sitting with Snowflake’s Steve Herskovitz for some on-site education. Among other things, one of my key takeaways from the exercise was how simple it is to query JSON data in the Snowflake Data Warehouse. The syntax is straightforward and makes the process […]

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