Deadlines. Some are ‘pretend’, you know you can get away with being a little bit late, because the you KNOW the project manager has factored in you being late! Others are very fixed. Like the deadline to submit proposals for speaking at conferences. Luckily I met the two that just passed, one was for Oracle open World in San Francisco, and the other was for Tech 16 – The UKOUG conference coming up in December. Wish me luck, because in 15 years of working in OBIEE I have not presented at a conference. I did a rubbish talk once at a BI Forum – It was terrible due to lack of sleep the night before.
Talking of conferences, the ODTUG KScope16 conference in Chicago looks like it will be another great event – Don’t hold back, register today http://kscope16.com/ It’s worth going for the networking alone!
This week I updated the OBIEE newspaper – you will now find it at news.obiee.info. Check out and subscribe to this weekly market update.
Blogs of the week
Bill Anderson names the 5 common question areas as:
- Upgrade vs Migrate
- Importing the 11g bundle
- The Metadata layer
- Post Migration Steps
Paul Cannon referred to his original blog and then expands on it.
Rafal Ostaszewski writes, “BI implementations may use hundreds of data warehouse tables and thousands of reports, and one of the most common requirements in a BI project is the ability to track back the data used in reports.”
Steven Davelaar says, “To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption.”
He then goes through:
- Setting up the storage collection
- Implementing the GET Jobs Endpoint
- Testing the GET Jobs Endpoint
Ric Van Dyke writes, “The classic suggestion is to look for Full Table Scans and try to eliminate them. However Full Table Scans can be the right thing to do more often than not. Indexes are great and the right index can sure make the difference in see your results now or days from now. But if you’re getting data from most of the table blocks, a full scan can be the right way to go.”
Look for the deadline dates and submit papers here.
This blog says, “Tim Hall of ORACLE-BASE spoke for a lot of people when he (yet again) wrote about Oracle Documentation links changing all the time. There exists a method for a more permanent link to Oracle Documentation, but it can be a hassle to create such a permalink involving manually searching HTML code of the doc source.”
Heli documents her experiences of APEX Connect in Berlin, Germany.
10. RI Locks
Jonathan Lewis responds to a a question that came up on the OTN database forum in this blog.
This week on Twitter
Danny Byrant shared the ODTUG newsletter
Christophe Dupupet shared Connecting Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) to the Cloud: Web Services and Security Policies
This week on LinkedIn
Karen Smith shared Calls for Papers for Apps16
Alum Sam asked “What is Quantum Computing?”
Michael Rainey asked “Oracle ACE. What does that mean?”
Videos such as:
Cardinal Sins in OBIEE Development
and Install and configure VirtualBox on Windows 7 x64