Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BI Conference Afternoon session

Hold that last thought. Apparently Excel is central to BI!

The roadmap for BI (including Hyperion) was actually very good at keeping me awake after lunch.

The 11g features of OBIEE are good, and should be out before May next year. There were hundreds of updates and improvements, which I will write about tomorrow when I have had time to digest them (and my dessert).

The conference was a sell out, with a huge number of end user companies, but what was interesting was the companies which were not there. No Big integrators - no IBM, o Accenture, no TCS, no EDS. and no Agencies. There were the usual small integrator, Eclectic, SolStone, Majendi, RittmanMead, etc. This just underlined my view that the little guys have all the knowledge, experience and capability and yet the big guys have the marketing clout.

For me it was a great success. I went with three objectives
  1. Find out where the Analytics Applications are going
  2. Find out what developments are being made in the OBIEE platform
  3. Get on the beta program for 11g

The answer is that Informatica is still fully part of the Applications, as is DAC (for now). Development is being concentrated on the new Analytics.

The OBIEE platform is getting better and better and the new flash graphs are a bit of fun.

I have the email of the guy for the beta program :)

I also learnt more about the Data Mining tool. Something I will learn more about I think.

I will be off on Holiday for three weeks. Sailing around the Caribbean.

See you when I get back.

Hot news from th BI conference

Firstly, Lunch at the conference is excellent. Well done Radisson!

Secondly, Frank says that we should ditch Excel for BI, it's destructive!

Most importantly. Oracle now has true data mining capability. I've seen it here and it works. If you thought SAS was the only solution, think again.

BTW, Informatica and DAC are still going strng. They do have plans to have ODI run in parallel but nothing concrete out there yet.

more as I find out.

I'm off to get some pud

Monday, March 17, 2008

And Ross joins in

I have just noticed that Ross Goodman at Ecelectic is blogging, so I'll add him to the blogroll.


Friday, March 07, 2008

Not really my thing.. but ..

Just to show you I can be nice!.

A note from a friendly agent.


I am looking for an Application Developer (Middleware) consultant for a highly prestigious Dutch client based in The Netherlands. You will be working as a software specialist for customer, where Application Support is the main focus. Middleware and Applications as Oracle Application Server, Apache Tomcat, Oracle Portal Server, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite are the basic items that need to be supported on day to day bases. This will vary from incident-resolving to security, health checks and problem analysis until performance and tuning. In the role as a software specialist professional you work with a variety of people and skills in a team where you all support and back-up each other in case of escalation and where the pro-active job is to prevent these incidents and escalations. Adding value by developing tools of automation is highly appreciated. I am looking for someone who has strong in Oracle application server, Oracle E-Business and UNIX. You will be working in a large team of about 8 consultants where there will be an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. Dutch speaking role -
please send CV for full details and immediate interviews.
Kind Regards
Jill Jill Lund
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Best People Ltd

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