The Importance of ETL in the Modern Data Platform 

The (re)-emergence of self-service signals an end to IT-driven data projects. ETL (extract, transform, load) is an important part of today's business intelligence (BI) because data from disparate sources are able to be in one place to programmatically analyze and discover business insights. It is here. And it is important.   In the past few years, the BI industry has seen a plethora of new analytics applications touting end-user self-service as a prime selling…

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6 Keys for Improving Self-Service Analytics

Self-Service Analytics. You've Built It...but Will They Come? Over the years, since the inception of Business Intelligence and Analytics tools, organizations have invested tons of dollars and resources in providing access to the data assets to the business. However, even with the innovative platforms and technology now available, many of those ‘decision support’ initiatives to…

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Data Impression: 2 Concepts to Improve Data Comprehension

A column chart is the staple of data analytics.  Everyone has them.  Everyone knows how to read them.  But in a world of more information, can they leave a lasting data impression?What does the data above tell you?  Could the X axis be items?  Is the Y axis a quantitative value?  Believe it or not,…

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The Neuroscience of Seeing Data

How Does Our Brain Go About Seeing Data? 7, 4, 2, 6, 8, 2, 5, 8, 9, 1, 3, 5  The average human attention span is 1,000 milliseconds shorter than that of a goldfish.  Also, our attention span is getting shorter and shorter due to the constant bombardment of information.  In this six post blog series…

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Automate Your FDMEE File Cleanup Process

It is always a good idea to have a retention policy defined for your systems. For FDMEE file cleanup (Data Management), Oracle has supplied scripts out of the box for your use to execute on your retention policies. These can be found in Data Management, on the Workflow tab under the Script Execution link. Then…

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