Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Video: Big Data at Collaborate 2014 | Gwen Shapira

Collaborate 2014 happens on April 7-11, 2014 at the Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas -- just 26 days from today (and exactly 2,069 miles from where I'm writing this).

In this video, Gwen, an Oracle ACE Director and a solution architect with Cloudera, talks about her role in organizing the Big Data track for Collaborate 2014, discusses which of her skills is the most valuable in a Big Data world, and uses the word "Hadoopy" in a sentence.

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Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Making the Move from OWB to ODI12c | Stewart Bryson

In this video Oracle ACE Stewart Bryson, a business intelligence specialist and Managing Director for Rittman Mead America, talks about the Oracle Data Integrator 12c release and about Making the Move from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator 12c, his new OTN technical article.

No stranger to video, Stewart is co-host, along with Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley, of Real Time BI with Kevin and Stewart, a series of YouTube videos that focus on conversations with members of business intelligence community.

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Monday Sep 30, 2013

ArchBeat Top 10 Tweets for September 22-28, 2013

Who's tweeting who? The list below represents the Top 10 most re-tweeted tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the week of September 22-28, 2013.

  1. RT @forrester: More than half of US consumers now own smartphones and nearly 20% own a tablet. #mobilemindshift
    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM
  2. Video Interview: @Gurcan_Orhan on #ODI and Why #DataWarehousing is like making pizza #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 01:00 PM
  3. RT @KentGraziano: Just uploaded my slides from #oow13 : Agile Data Warehouse Modeling on @slideshare #datavault
    Sep 26, 2013 at 11:53 AM
  4. RT @rluttikhuizen: Architects getting excited over a new diagram with new boxes (case management notation this time), yup, that's us :) #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 09:58 AM
  5. First issue of @omebos new indie Oracle mag is now available.
    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM
  6. Video: Michael New and #oracleace Ed Whalen on #oem12c #goldengate #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 02:20 PM
  7. Shameless tie-signing at Blogger Meet-up #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM
  8. RT @lucasjellema: Want to see me participating in a serious video interview? Speaking with @OTNArchBeat on applying FMW & Agile #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 09:50 AM
  9. RT @stenvesterli: Reading: The second coming of Java http://t.co/Yl5tSZrRvF #java
    Sep 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM
  10. RT @Oracle: Stay tuned. @bobevansIT up next with @Greencognito on #oow13live #oow13
    Sep 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM

Thought for the Day

"A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet."

Truman Capote, American author
(September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 13, 2013

Thought for the Day

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."

Fidel Castro
(Born August 13, 1926)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 05, 2013

ArchBeat Top Tweets for July 2013

The @OTNArchBeat Twitter stream included 174 tweets in July. These are the Top 10 most popular.

  1. RT @highscal: The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose
    Jul 09, 2013 at 10:01 AM
  2. RT @glassfish: Java EE 7 Maven Repository Coordinates: For those of us doing Java EE development with Maven
    Jul 24, 2013 at 08:57 AM
  3. RT @lucasjellema: MATCH_RECOGNIZE is a cool new feature in Oracle #db12c SQL for spotting patterns. My article describes a use case
    Jul 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM
  4. Podcast: Data Warehousing and ODI w/ @ubethke @CameronLackpour @mRainey and guest producer @gurcan_orhan
    Jul 25, 2013 at 01:31 PM
  5. RT @simounma: The Lambda architecture: principles for architecting realtime #bigdata systems
    Jul 16, 2013 at 07:51 PM
  6. Next Generation #Essbase Outline Extractor Released! | @timtow
    Jul 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM
  7. #IndustrialSOA Chapter 5: Enterprise Service Bus by @soacommunity @hajonormann @gschmutz @t_winterberg et al
    Jul 02, 2013 at 01:30 PM
  8. RT @sunil_ranka: Oracle Apache Hadoop Hive ODBC Driver For OBIEE  #BigData #OracleBda #OBIEE
    Jul 03, 2013 at 08:54 AM
  9. oracladmin: @simon_haslam 's Oracle Fusion Middleware blog #OracleCAF #oracleace
    Jul 31, 2013 at 01:42 PM
  10. RT @oraclemagazine: IOUG has the answers that are “nowhere to be found on #Google.” http://t.co/2CbhV6481m @OracleCloudZone
    Jul 31, 2013 at 04:13 PM

Thought for the Day

"The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel."

Neil Armstrong
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 02, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 2, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The main goal in life career-wise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself."

Kevin Smith
(Born August 2, 1970)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Jul 26, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 26, 2013

  1. Fundamental Cloud Architectures | Thomas Erl
    This excerpt from the new book “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture," by Thomas Erl et al describes several common foundational cloud architectural models and explores the involvement and importance of different combinations of cloud computing mechanisms in relation to these architectures.
  2. Long-lived TCP connections and Load Balancers | Chris Johnson
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Chris Johnson's post on long-lived TCP connections and load balancers explains why the use of a load balancer between two servers may be unnecessary.
  3. Oracle Database SQL – Recursive Subquery to inspect events in football matches – find the MVP | Lucas Jellema
    More fun with sports stats from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema.
  4. Oracle OpenWorld Gives You the Gift of Time
    The deadline for the $500 early bird discount for Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco is Aug 2nd.
  5. Social Enterprise Architecture
    An interesting article with some excellent observations about the convergence of enterprise architecture and social networks. (H/T to Elie Levy for posting the link on his Java.net blog.)
  6. Shrink Oracle VirtualBox Image | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and expert Dr. Frank Munz shows you how in two easy steps.
  7. Software Defined Networks (SDN) | Ben Prusinski
    Oracle ACE Director Ben Prusinski explores "software defined networks (SDN) in respect to Oracle and other database platforms."
  8. Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Gurcan Orhan and Cameron Lackpour sharing panelist duties with Uli Bethke and Michael Rainey in a discussion of data warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. (Big thanks to guest producer Gurcan for picking the topic and panelists.) Part 1 of this three-part program is now available.

Thought for the Day

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

Carl Jung
(July 26,1875 – June 6, 1961)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator

The latest series of programs on the OTN ArchBeat Podcast presents a discussion of Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. Like the DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep series back in June, this series is the result of extending an invitation to community members to act as guest producers for the podcast.

This time the guest producer credit goes to Oracle ACE Director Gürcan Orhan, who suggested the topic and selected the other panelists.

The Panelists

(listed alphabetically)
  • Uli Bethke is the owner and technical director of BI-Quotient, a consultancy specializing in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Uli is also the Deputy Chair of the Oracle User Group Business Intelligence Special Interest Group in Ireland.
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  • Cameron Lackpour, an Oracle ACE Director, is president CL Solve, an Oracle Enterprise Performance Management consulting company. Since January 2011 Cameron has also served as Director of the Oracle Development Tools User Group.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Gürcan Orhan is an Oracle ACE Director specializing in business intelligence. Gürcan was named Technologist of the Year in the enterprise Architect Category in the 2011 Oracle Excellence Awards. He is an alumni board member of the Turkish Oracle User Group and a former chairman of that group’s Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Special Interest group. Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Michael Rainey is a Principal Consultant with Rittman Mead, an Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence consultancy, where Michael specializes in Oracle Data Integration technologies.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses Oracle Data Integrator's flexibility as it relates to meeting the challenges of data warehousing.
  • Listen to Part 2: How data warehousing is changing, and the forces driving that change.
  • Listen to Part 3: The panel discusses the core skills for effective data integration and what they've done to keep their skills relevant.

Coming Soon

  • A roundtable conversation with four session speakers from QCon New York, June 12-14, 2013.
  • The Q&A session from the Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event at Oracle HQ, July 9, 2013.

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