This week was all about COLLABORATE 16 for me. I bought my flights to Vegas on Virgin Atlantic thanks to Lucy, a Virgin Pilot friend of mine. Booked the hotel room at the Delaney, asked my mates on Facebook where to party in Vegas, joined IOUG (finally). Now I really should book my conference ticket!
See you there?
I’m not sure when this came out, but it’s awesome….
Oracle on Github
Nice to see the out of the box schema definitions on Github. This is one of dozens of projects in the Github, check them out…
Real Racing 3
If you like the Real racing 3 game, which I seem to have become addicted to, then join me in the team OBIE. Maybe see you online?
I thought it was time we did a special guest feature, not had one since the brilliant Jeff Mcquigg, let me introduce to you the talented and all round nice guy…..
For those who don’t know, Jeremy Harms works for Emerald Cube Solutions and is the founding member of The Vine City Code Crew. This crew is comprised of boys and girls who live in and around the historic but under-resourced Vine City neighborhood in west Atlanta who are learning to code for free with Jeremy and a host of other great volunteers.
If you want to know how you can help this great project. Reach out to Jeremy as he’s willing to share what he’s learned. If you live locally, he needs helpers at every class. And if you’d like to donate to the cause, here is the donation website.
Read much more about it all here.
Blogs of the week
This blog by Jonathan Lewis writes, “I will be writing about “massive deletes” for AllthingsOracle in the near future, but I thought I’d expand on the comment about not reclaiming space straight away. The key point is this – when you drop a column you are probably dropping a small fraction of each row. ”
Brendan Tierney says of the BIWA Summit, “Over the 3 days there is an action packed agenda of 5 parallel tracks, plus a full 3 days of Hands-on Labs. The agenda is filled with the whos-who of the Oracle BI and Analytics world.”
The patch is available for:
- Linux x86
- Linux x86-64
- Microsoft Windows 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 64-bit
- HP-UX Itanium
- IBM AIX on POWER system (64-bit)
- Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
- Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
The readme file is here.
Neal Achord looks at items such as:
- Restarting all or part of the components
- Checking the status of components
- Location of logs and configuration files
- Deploying repositories and catalogs
Keith Laker gives his low down of the must-attend sessions and labs
Tanel Poder shares his presentations –
Connor McDonald writes, “I’ve been doing a series on Analytics here but if you need to group data into ranges, you don’t necessarily need a fancy analytic. The function WIDTH_BUCKET can easily determine histogram groupings within a table.”
Brendan Tierney shares some HOL notes for ODM using SQL for attendees of the BIWA Summit
Jonathan Lewis writes, “I thought I had written this note a few years ago, on OTN or Oracle-L if not on my blog, but I can’t find any sign of it so I’ve decided it’s time to write it (again)!”
Peter Scott blogs, “Back in December I presented a new conference talk on Oracle Data Integrator in a DevOps world. The slides are available from the TECH 15 conference part of the UKOUG website, or if you are not a member, contact me and I’ll see if I can get them to you.”
This blog is the first in a series of blogs on this topic.
This week on Twitter
OTNArchBeat shared Video: Agile Tips for ODI 12c | Stewart Bryson
Boris Dahav posted OBIEE with Amazon Redshift
Robin Moffat shared Cardinal Sins in OBIEE Development
Oracle BI Blogs tweeted Where it all went wrong
This week on LinkedIn
Ian Bristow posted Patch Numbering for Oracle DB, Enterprise Manager and Middleware
Steve Vibhute shared Data Visualisation – Now in the Cloud
Videos such as: