Hello world. Waaw, time went by too fast. Happy new year, and here is the long past due update on the new Big Data Appliance and the software updates.
Both the software as well as the hardware of the Big Data Appliance got a refresher.
I spend a lot of time reverse engineering client databases to see what kind of design they are working with or to simply create a data model diagram for them (so they know what they have). Along the way I often need to actually look at the data as well to do some analysis and profiling. Often [...]
Happy New Year! Welcome to year #2 of the Oracle Data Warrior. I hope everyone is looking forward to a bright, happy, and successful year (however you measure it). For me it will be a year of figuring out my long term business model (maybe?), writing a few more short ebooks (stay tuned), doing my Oracle ACE Director thing, continuing to work as [...]
Hard to believe it is nearly the end of the year. But…it is here. I will be taking time until the end of the year so I am doing my “year-end” post now. It was a significant year for me with many new things, events, conferences, and clients. Here is a list, by month of [...]
Has this ever happened to you: You are starting a new project working on an existing database or data warehouse. Being the great data architect that you are, you of course ask to see the data model. The response: Data model? What data model? Or maybe: Why do you need to see that? Sigh. So you fight your way through getting [...]
Hot off the press:
The winner of the 2012 Government Big Data Solutions Aware is the National Cancer Institute!! Read all the details on CTOLabs.com.
After writing about creating a new fitness habit yesterday, I had my own little ah-ha moment today about a bad habit I had formed.. For lunch today, I went downstairs to the building cafe and got a pretty healthy sandwich and some steamed broccoli (instead of fries) and headed outside to eat. There are a few shaded tables outside [...]
With my new assignment comes new opportunity. One of those opportunities is the time to exercise a bit more (I just eliminated a rather long commute). What to do and when to do it? How to arrange my new schedule efficiently to get in a work out , do my job, do my user group activities, write blog posts, [...]
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