Oracle, I and everything in between

August 14, 2010

obiee 11g is out!

Filed under: OBIEE,obiee 11g — Prakash @ 2:06 pm
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Spreading the word, OBIEE 11g is available for download

Not available on edelivery yet.

August 6, 2010

50,000 foot view

Filed under: Uncategorized — Prakash @ 2:20 am

Somebody recently asked me, can you give me a 50,000(50k) view of the problem.

To me, a 50k view of almost anything is meaningless. From that height even a boulder will look like a small rock.

How do you respond to 50k ft question?

August 5, 2010

Gut Feeling

Filed under: Random — Prakash @ 10:00 am


July 26, 2010

Bubble Charts with stories

Filed under: General — Prakash @ 4:34 am

You have probably heard Hans Rosling, zen master of statistics on TED. If not, please STOP everything right now and check out his presentations on TED talk or here. You will not regret it.

It is fascinating to see how GapMinder can say such powerful stories with simple bubble charts. You can find some examples on Garr’s blog, Presentation Zen. By the way, this is another blog to bookmark. I have learnt a lot on presentations and design from his book and blog.

Now, the challenge is can we create a Gapminder type chart using OBIEE? Most of the features are straightforward (image prompts, filters etc.). The only complex part to me is Chart animation.  This isn’t possible with current OBIEE release but chart sliders in 11g hold the promise.

I will try to build a GapMinder look-a-like chart with OBIEE once 11g becomes generally available. For now, I will just go and look at more trends (err. stories) at Gapminder.

July 7, 2010

OBIEE 11g launched

Filed under: obiee 11g — Prakash @ 2:13 pm

OBIEE 11g launch webcast link:

Tons of new features..and definitely more unified.

June 4, 2010

OBIEE 11g.. coming soon

Filed under: OBIEE — Prakash @ 5:30 pm

Its official. OBIEE 11glaunching on July 7

March 8, 2010

On ideas..

Filed under: Random — Prakash @ 9:22 pm

August 7, 2009

Retrieving Administrator Password

Filed under: Uncategorized — Prakash @ 2:49 am

I always thought that there was no way to retrieve or reset the Administrator password. Until I came across Kishore’s post on OTN. To my surprise, it WORKS!

From Kishore’s post (Good one Kishore!):

  • Open NQSConfig.INI file
  • Stop the BI Server service
  • Close Administration Tool, if opened. (Then only the changes are affecting to the Administration Tool)
  • Open Administration Tool, then rpd which needs password reset, in offline mode
  • Give any password here, it accepts.
  • Now go to Manage > Security.
  • From here it’s the normal process how you change password for Administrator.
  • Save the changes to rpd
  • Revert back the changes in NQSConfig.INI
  • Start BI Server and open rpd with new password.
  • April 23, 2009

    Somehow .. This feels so familiar

    Filed under: Random — Prakash @ 3:21 pm

    April 20, 2009

    oracle hits half century with Sun

    Filed under: oracle,Random — Prakash @ 6:59 pm
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    Today, Oracle announced that they will be acquiring Sun for $7.4 billion. Undoubtedly, the main reason behind the acquisition was Java (Larry describes it “the single most important software asset we have ever acquired”). Surprisingly, there was no mention of MySQL which came as part of Sun’s acquisition. Wonder what future holds for mysql.

    Also, If this WSJ article is accurate, this was Oracle’s half century (50th). Oracle has roughly acquired one company a month since 2005. If history has any indicator of future, we will probably see 9-10 more acquisition before the year is over! 🙂

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