Oracle, I and everything in between

September 30, 2008

Be a better blogger

Filed under: Personal Branding,Random — Prakash @ 5:35 pm
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I know! I know! I don’t intend to preach on how to become a better blogger. I am not qualified to dole out that advice, yet!

But I did find the two best sources to learn:

You don’t need to go anywhere else other than these two. I hope to be a better blogger soon!

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On Cloud 9 or not

Filed under: oracle — Prakash @ 3:20 am
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Cloud computing is the latest buzz word these days. To be honest, it is so loosly used, sometimes I get confused what really is cloud?

Oracle recently announced partnership with Amazon Webservices (AWS) to deploy Oracle database and some softwares on cloud environment.The first use that comes to mind is temporary computing/server requirement during build, prototype, test phase of many projects where the environment can be made available quickly which is an otherwise very very lengthy process. You can find more details on Amazon website where Oracle has provided Amazon Machine Images (AMI). This isn’t a new concept but only recently has Oracle appeared in the cloud per se. Oracle licensing hasn’t changed which means that they are not trying to attract more customers. It is just another offering.

You can find some more thoughts on Oracle cloud computing here and here.

Above all, here is Larry’s take on cloud computing. I couldn’t agree more 🙂

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?

“We’ll make cloud computing announcements. I’m not going to fight this thing. But I don’t understand what we would do differently in the light of cloud computing other than change the wording of some of our ads. That’s my view.”

September 29, 2008

Discoverer to OBIEE Migration

Filed under: OBIEE — Prakash @ 8:42 pm
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Discoverer to OBIEE Repository migration utility was released with 10.1.3.4. After hearing a lot about it, I decided to try it out.

I exported a simple Discoverer EUL and ran the command line utility (MigrateEUL.exe under oraclebi\server\bin) and I got the converted repository file. I was initially confused about the repository username and password. Turns out, the username was Administrator with no password (same as brand new repository creation, common sense 🙂 ).

I really liked the simple and clean approach to migration. Ofcourse, this utility just accelerates the migration. There is still manual work involved depending on the complexity of your discoverer installation.

Caveats:

– Can only convert from 10.1.3.2+ Discoverer

– No workbook migration (In Development as of now.

You can find a very good introduction on OBIEE for Discoverer Users here and here

September 25, 2008

Hello World!

Filed under: General — Prakash @ 7:34 pm

When I first started working with Oracle technologies, there were hardly any oracle blogs out there except few notable ones.

A quick search on google today would list hundreds of blogs on everything Oracle and it is quickly becoming the best place to find information.

Little late to arrive on blogsphere, I hope to share my experiences on Oracle and life in general.

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