Information Driven Application

Below is a prototype of my Insurance Insights application using the Information Driven Application framework. This application is built using the Standard Insurance Data Model. Information Driven Application Architecture Concept

Data Integration in BI 2.0

Current ETL/ELT Framework ETL/ELT has so far been an integral component in BI implementations of all sizes. Its sole purpose is to capture, synthesize, and consolidate data from a wide variety of enterprise sources. Its ultimate goal is to manage a centralized data store from which the business users can draw insights to monitor, and […]

Hyperion Interactive Reporting Sandbox Setup

This post is intended to provide the steps needed to build a sandbox environment to try out the Hyperion Interactive Reporting (IR) in preparation for a migration to the Oracle OBIEE 11/12 Analytics. For background information on Hyperion IR, go to this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/index-101307.html The sandbox to be set up will be hosted in a […]

PowerCenter Express ETL Tool

This post is a follow-up from the other post on the Talend ETL tool. The current version of the PowerCenter Express tool provides support to a limited number of database platforms only (e.g. no MySQL of all kinds yet – Community, Enterprise, Amazon Aurora, etc.). However, it is sufficient enough to handle your simple data […]

Talend ETL Tool

There might be plenty of free ETL tools out there but they come with either A challenging installation process (e.g. SpagoBI ETL), or A demanding footprint in terms of disk space, and memory (e.g. Oracle Data Integrator) on your regular desktop/laptop specs, or A restricted open-source/community licensing (e.g. RapidMiner) that would prevent you from owning […]

Data Modeling with Michael Jackson JSD

In the world of BI/DW, we sometimes have to put an end-to-end architecture together starting either by identifying the performance metrics, or some of the existing legacy artifacts (reports, screenshots, etc.), that we want to collect and monitor first, ¬†or by compiling an inventory of the data available to us, and then see what metrics […]

JDBC Drivers

You can download some of the jdbc drivers mentioned in my posts on this site. Oracle 11g ojdbc5.jar ojdbc6.jar Oracle 12g ojdbc6.jar ojdbc7.jar MySQL mysql-connector-java-5.1.38-bin.jar SQL Server sqljdbc4.jar sqljdbc41.jarsqljdbc42.jar jtds jtds-1.3.1.jar Below are the links that you might want to go directly for any latest updates http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/jdbc/index-091264.html https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11774 http://jtds.sourceforge.net/

Install OBIEE 12C on Windows 10

Just in case you want to try out the new Oracle Business Intelligence Suite OBIEE 12C on Windows 10 OS, below are the steps you would likely need. Notes: You can download the necessary software from Oracle http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/business-intelligence-2717951.html. You might also need the JDK 1.8 if you do not have it yet on your PC/Laptop. […]