Drill to Detail Ep.26 'Airflow, Superset & The Rise of the Data Engineer' with Special Guest Maxime Beauchemin

Mark Rittman is joined by Maxime Beauchemin to talk about analytics and data integration at Airbnb, the Apache Airflow and Superset open-source projects he helped launch and now works with day-to-day at Airbnb , and his recent Medium article on "The Rise of the Data Engineer".

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.23 ‘Looker, BigQuery and Analytics on Big Data’ With Special Guest Daniel Mintz

Mark Rittman is joined by Daniel Mintz from Looker to talk about BI and analytics on Google BigQuery, data modelling on the new generation of cloud-based distributed-data warehousing platforms, and Looker's re-introduction of semantic models to big data analytics developers.

Drill to Detail Ep.18 'Oracle's Cloud Analytics and Data Visualization Strategy' With Special Guest Vasu Murthy

Mark Rittman is joined by Vasu Murthy, Oracle's Senior Director for Product Management of Oracle Business Analytics to talk about what's new with OBIEE and Oracle Data Visualization and the recently released Oracle Analytics Cloud, a dive into the technical architecture of these new additions to Oracle's BI platform, and Oracle's vision for hybrid on-prem/cloud analytics.

Drill to Detail Ep.17 ‘Mode 1 Analytics and the Future of Cloud DWs’ With Special Guest Rick Greenwald

Mark Rittman is joined by Gartner analyst and ex-Oracle Database Cloud Service PM Rick Greenwald to talk about IT’s continuing (and essential!) role in corporate BI&DW deployments and the debate around Mode1 vs. Mode2 Analytics, how we got here, and the future of data warehousing database platforms as we move into the cloud.

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).