Podcast Episode 1 Now Live — Drill to Detail with Mark Rittman, with Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Whilst I’m working out what my next adventure will be after leaving my role as CTO at Rittman Mead, the Oracle BI, DW + Data Integration consulting company I co-founded back in 2007, I’m pleased to launch the first episode of my new podcast series, “Drill to Detail”, available to subscribe and download from Apple iTunes.

Inspired by the Apple-focused podcast “The Talk Show” by John Gruber and with a similar informal but candid style, each episode I’m joined by one of the “movers and shakers” in the BI, DW and Big Data industry to talk about three topics relevant to that particular guest. In the inaugural episode I’m joined by none-other than my old friend and colleague Stewart Bryson, ex-Rittman Mead and currently CTO of his own company Red Pill Analytics, where we talk about the recent Gartner BI & Analytics Magic Quadrant 2016 and what it means for vendors such as Oracle; what the rise of Bi-Modal IT and Mode 2 analytics means for agile BI methodologies; and we return to the Oracle BI, DW and Big Data Reference Architecture both of us contributed to back in 2014 and ask ourselves what worked, what’s changed and how relevant it is today?

Show notes for Episode 1 are available also on this website, and check back over the coming weeks for further episodes featuring the likes of Dan McClary (ex Oracle Big Data SQL PM, now at Google), Mike Percy (Cloudera Software Engineer working on Apache Kudu, a new distributed storage technology for analytic workloads sponsored by Cloudera), Kent Graziano (Snowflake DB), Paul Sonderegger (ex-Endeca CTO, now Oracle’s Big Data Evangelist) and Cameron Lackpour (Oracle ACE Director and world expert on Essbase). Subscribing is free through the iTunes Podcast Directory, and episodes will run once a week for a while, dropping back to once every two weeks as I get through the episodes I recorded over the summer.