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Drill to Detail Ep.56 'Essbase Cloud, Analytics Cloud and Cloud Analytics Consulting' with Special Guest Matt Yorke

In this specially-extended episode just before ODTUG KScope'18, Mark Rittman is joined by Matt Yorke from Qubix to talk about Oracle Essbase Cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud and the business of Oracle Cloud analytics consulting

Drill to Detail Ep.50 'Agile BI, Karl Marx and Our Man from Moscow' With Special Guests Stewart Bryson and Alex Gorbachev

Mark Rittman is joined in this 50th Episode Special by our original guest on the first episode of Drill to Detail, Stewart Bryson, to talk about developing agile BI applications using FiveTran, SnowflakeDB and Looker and his recent work developing a BI solution for Google Play Marketing using Google Data Studio and Google Cloud Platform. We're also joined later in the show by Alex Gorbachev from Pythian, our mystery guest who Stewart then interviews flawlessly armed only with a set of questions given to him as the guest was unveiled ... though be sure to listen past the final closing music for the bonus out-takes.

Drill to Detail Ep.47 'Business Analytics 2018 Predictive and Best-Practice Christmas & New Year Special' With Special Guest Christian Berg

Mark is joined by long-term industry veteran and friend Christian Berg to talk about surviving fifteen years as a contractor in analytics industry, changes he's seen in the market and in how project are approached, the value in getting involved in the community, and in a specially extended Christmas and New Year edition we look back at what was topical in 2017 and what are Christian's predictions for 2018 ... and appoint Christian as Head of our Best Practices Found on the Internet.

Drill to Detail Ep.43 'Oracle Analytics, Data Visualization Desktop 4.0 and The Art of Product Management' with Special Guest Mike Durran

Mark is joined by Mike Durran from the Oracle Analytics Product Management team in this UKOUG Tech’17 special to talk about his route into product management via the Oracle Discoverer BI tool, Oracle’s latest product in this space Oracle Data Visualization Desktop 4 and its new features, and Mike’s upcoming sessions at the UK Oracle User Group’s Tech’17 event next week in Birmingham, UK.

Drill to Detail Ep.33 'Building Out Analytics Functions in Startups' With Special Guest Tristan Handy

In this episode Mark is joined by Tristan Handy from Fishtown Analytics to talk about building-out analytics functions in high-growth startups, and three related blog posts he wrote on this topic.

Drill to Detail Ep.29 'New-World BI Development using BigQuery, Looker, Kakfa and Streamsets' With Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson returns to the show to join Mark Rittman to discuss new-world BI and data warehousing development using Google BigQuery and Amazon Athena, Apache Kafka and StreamSets, and talks about his experiences with Looker, the cloud-native BI tool that brings semantic modeling and modern development practices to the world of business intelligence.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.25 'SAP BusinessObjects Analytics, AI and Digital Transformation' With Special Guest Timo Elliott

Mark Rittman is joined by Timo Elliott, originally of Business Objects and now Innovation Evangelist for SAP, to talk about the origins of self-service BI with Business Objects' innovative "Universe" and the role analytics now plays within SAP; why analytics is the most important function within your organization and why the vast majority of analytics is still reporting (which isn't so bad); and the role AI and other innovations will play in analytics going in the future.

Drill to Detail Ep.14 ‘Cloudy Big Data Paradigm-Shifting Christmas & New Year Special’ With Special Guest Robin Moffatt

Mark Rittman is joined in this Christmas & New Year special episode by none-other than Robin Moffatt, head of R&D at Rittman Mead and an old colleague from my consulting days, to talk about his experiences with Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) for BI + Analytics and how "the devil's in the detail", and to hear his take on what happened in the BI and analytics world in 2016 and what to look out for in 2017.

ETL & Analytics Offload from Oracle to Amazon Web Services using Apache Spark, Redshift, and Presto

Source Control and Automated Code Deployment Options for OBIEE

All You Ever Wanted to Know About OBIEE Performance…but were too afraid to ask

Apache Kafka's Role in Implementing Oracle's Big Data Reference Architecture on the Big Data Appliance

Analysing the Panama Papers with Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph

Drill to Detail Ep.11 'OLAP, Consulting & BI Past Present + Future' with Special Guest Graham Spicer

Mark Rittman is joined by Graham Spicer in this UKOUG Tech'16 Special to talk about BI past, present and future including the history of Oracle OLAP, running and owning a consulting business over 30 years of changes in the industry, what's hot on the market today, and what skills and techniques are still relevant even as we adopt big data products and look to new methods of analysis.

Drill to Detail Ep.8 'Self-Service BI, Data Prep & Big Data Vendor Strategy' with Special Guest Jen Underwood

Mark Rittman is joined by Jen Underwood to discuss the aftermath of the Gartner BI&A Magic Quadrant 2016 and the rise of self-service, Mode-2 analytics; innovation in predictive analytics and data preparation tools, and how the big data cloud vendors are differentiating themselves (or not).

Drill to Detail Ep. 5 'SnowflakeDB, and is Data Modeling Dead?' with Special Guest Kent Graziano
Drill To Detail Ep.1. 'After The Gartner BI&A Magic Quadrant 2016', With Special Guest Stewart Bryson