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Oracle Data Warehousing, reporting, online analytics, and data mining resources, news, and support articles.

At the mother ship: Oracle ACE Director Briefing

Well, I can’t really talk about the meeting (yet) as everything is under NDA until next week (at least), but I can say it is great to get together with the top Oracle practitioners in the world and chat and discuss the issues and solutions in our field. It is like returning to the mother […]

The Way of Strategy: The 9 Rules of Success from a Samurai Master

Recently, I was asked to write some words of wisdom to a young boy who was reaching his 13th birthday. I was not quite sure what sage advice I could give that would have a lasting impression, so I though about words of wisdom I had run across over the years. Being a martial artist […]

Count down to Oracle OpenWorld 2013

The pre-event for this year’s Oracle OpenWorld started over the weekend. A little event called The America’s Cup. The oldest trophied sport in the world (yachting that is). For those that don’t know Team USA is the defending champ, and Team USA happens to be sponsored primarily by Larry Ellison and Oracle. It is a […]

Better Data Modeling: Are you making these 3 beginner mistakes in your data models?

There are lots of people in the database industry that end up building data models. Some of them are very educated and well trained and are professional data modelers and data architects. (If that is you, you can probably skip this article) Others have learned on-the-job with little or no training or education on modeling […]

If you realize that all things change…

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. ~Lao Tzu Filed under: Quotes Tagged: lao tzu, quotes

Technical Content is King: ODTUG User Group Sunday at #OOW13

Yes boys and girls, it’s that time of year again. Time for Oracle Open World 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco USA. Time to gather with 50,000 (or so)  of your closest Oracle pals in the city by the bay. Time to catch up on all things Oracle. Big things I expect to […]

Another Quick Tip for SQL Developer Data Modeler

Not sure how I missed this little utility, but I did. Ever need to quickly build a set of views on a set of tables to create a read-only data layer you could expose to some users or processes? Well as I am developing a new data warehouse for my current client, we decided to […]

In great attempts

In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. – Longinus (Philosopher and proto-Klingon) Hey – you can at least say you gave it a shot even if oyu go down in flames! Have a great weekend! Kent Filed under: Quotes Tagged: philosophy, quote

If a man knows not…

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. – Seneca (Roman Philosopher) Filed under: Quotes Tagged: philosophy, quote, Seneca

Biggest Discount Ever: Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Hard to believe but it is already that time of year – time to register for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco (September 22-26). If you plan to go, you need to act this week to get the biggest early bird rates available. Until July 19th you will get $500 off the full conference price. **** […]

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