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So on this 2nd and final day of the annual RMOUG Training Days event, I started out by attending an excellent session on Exadata for Oracle DBAs. Even though I am not a DBA these days I thought it would be good for me to get a better understanding of Oracle’s engineered Exadata machine. I [...]
Unlike many conferences, today started off not with the keynote but with an actual session (probably some advanced psychology at work here). I started off with John King’s session on Oracle 11g features that developers should know about. (He was going to talk about 12c but since it has not been released yet, he could [...]
Today I arrived in Denver to attend the annual Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) Training Days conference. It is one of, if not the, most successful local Oracle user group events in the United States (and has been for many years). For the past few years it has been held at the Denver Convention [...]
Contrary to my habit of posting How-To articles, today I'm not going to tell you how to do anything. Instead, I'm going to ask you to go do something. What I want you to do is check out the series of video tutorials I'm doing around pieces of the Hadoop ecosystem and Big Data analytics.
Are you ready? Are you coming? The annual Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days kicks off next Monday, February 11 at the Denver Convention Center. I can hardly wait! I love the beautiful surroundings and vibe of Denver and the mountains. It is a great place to hang out, relax, and sharpen your skills. I will be there attending sessions, networking with some old friends, [...]
I am less and less often mistaken for a pirate when I mention the R language. While I miss the excuse to wear an eyepatch, I'm glad more people are beginning to explore a statistical language I've been touting for years. When it comes to plotting or running complex statistics in a single line of code, R is a great tool to have. That said, there are plenty of pitfalls for the casual or new user: syntax, learning to write vectorized code, or even just knowing which "apply" function you really should choose.
For those who attended the BIWA Summit a few weeks ago, you would have seen the data scientist certification. BIWA just listed the first batch of data scientists it certified:
So far in this series I have compared and contrasted the Data Vault approach to that of using a replicated ODS or a dimensional Kimball-style structure for an enterprise data warehouse repository. Let me thank everyone who has replied or commented for taking these posts as they were intended, keeping the conversation professional and not starting any flame wars. So [...]
Announcing the first Big Data Developer Day. A full day with two tracks and hands-on on all things Big Data at Oracle!!