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? […]

October 11, 2016

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by: Kathryn Watson

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Categories: General, OTN

As a business professional with little prior technical experience who moved over to the technical side of an Oracle-centric organization, the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) was an invaluable resource for me to quickly make the transition from newbie to full fledged Oracle developer. Thanks to OTN resources like product documentation, technical articles, discussion forums, tutorials, […]

October 11, 2016

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by: pete.scott

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Categories: General, OTN, SQL

As you may have seen in the Twittersphere, today is a special date in the Oracle community, a day where we can express thanks to OTN for wealth of technical content that makes our life easier.For my tiny contribution to the day here is a little note on detecting change using SQL MINUS, maybe not […]

March 16, 2016

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by: Lauren Prezby

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Categories: Events, General, Red Pill News

The snow is melting and Spring is almost here… which sounds like the perfect time to make a trip to Utah. Stewart Bryson, Oracle ACE Director and Red Pill Analytics Founder, is headed there at the end of March for UTOUG Training Days. This annual conference is held by the Utah Oracle User Group on […]

March 15, 2016

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by: Michelle Kolbe

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Categories: General

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the morning radio program today was asking people to name a woman that has influenced them whom they’ve never met. This question got me thinking. What would you say? Who’s influenced you? The responses on the program ranged from Lady Gaga to Hillary Clinton to Mother Teresa. My response would […]

March 8, 2016

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by: pete.scott

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Categories: General, SQL, Tips

My whole data career has been about finding the truth within data, seeking correlations within and between data sources (and not always relational sources at that). You get to notice patterns in the world and even develop skills to spot outliers on a rapidly scrolling screen. In those early days I used tools like i2 […]

February 24, 2016

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by: Michelle Kolbe

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Categories: Events, General, Red Pill News

How many times this week have you googled a technical question and found a blog, an article, a forum post or slides from a presentation? I do this multiple times per day! And while my undergraduate degree taught me a lot, especially how to approach problems, I learned most of what I know about business […]

March 11, 2015

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: General, ORACLE BICS, Tips

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 […]

January 19, 2015

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by: KevinMcGinley

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Categories: Events, General

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 […]

October 23, 2014

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by: Stewart Bryson

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Categories: General, Red Pill News

I’m the Best Choice for the ODTUG Board If you know me well, then the title of this story shouldn’t surprise you. I’m not short on confidence (okay… pun intended). But let’s face it, everyone running for the board believes they are the best choice for ODTUG, or they wouldn’t waste the time and effort. […]