11G posts coming up soon

Good evening,

I hope everyone’s month is going well in the BI world. I’m having a real difficult time fighting word press blog spam. I’m currently using Akismet but please let me know if you find a better way to manage it. It’s so bad that I’m about to disable commenting system.

I’m going to start a whole section dedicated to version 11G. I’m thinking of covering version 11.1.1.5

I think topics such as Installation, Configuration, Deployment, New Modelling techniques, as well as Security. From what I see, it’s a very application (I suspect the whole codebase has been re-written). I’m going to try to follow a systematic approach and to make a good care of categorization.

Please let me know if you’d like me to cover any special area.

January 2012 Update

Happy New Year! 2011 was extremely difficult to blog not just for me – but for so many other OBIEE bloggers – I re-visited links on my right hand side and noticed that many people didn’t post anything for several months.In some way it makes me feel better as I am not the only one who is not writing on a regular basis. On the other hand, I realized that blogging about OBIEE is what can keep me in better shape technically and let me study new practices and topics. I can only assume that this business intelligence writing block is due to workload and other commitments. I have not made any OBIEE New Year resolutions, however, it seems as my goal is to have at least a posting per week. I’ll try to focus on OBIEE 11g topics as well as some general business intelligence topics. I’m also going to analyze interesting bugs I can find from Oracle’s support.

I have seen an excellent post by Stewart Bryson – Agile Data Warehousing with Exadata and OBIEE: Model-Driven Iteration – he continues to write about a very relevant topic – OBIEE agile development. It’s absolutely necessary to have an idea about this topics since more and more companies and organizations are researching agile development.

I’ve read this with great interest and waiting for more. I also made a point to check Christian Screen’s podcasts – ArtOfBI.com Podcast on iTunes.

Thank you very much for visiting and please leave a comment suggesting which topics you’d like to have covered.