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.13 ‘Apache Drill, MapR + Bringing Data Discovery to Hadoop & NoSQL’ with Special Guest Neeraja Rentachintala

Mark Rittman is joined by MapR's Neeraja Rentachintala to talk about Apache Drill, Apache Arrow, MapR-DB, extending Hadoop-based data discovery to self-describing file formats and NoSQL databases, and why MapR backed Drill as their strategic SQL-on-Hadoop platform technology.

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.10 'Oracle's Big Data Reboot, and Data Storytelling' With Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Mark Rittman is joined once more by Stewart Bryson, talking about Oracle's recent reboot of it's cloud big data platform at Oracle Openworld 2016, thoughts on DataFlowML and comparisons with Google's Cloud DataFlow and Amazon Kinesis, and data storytelling with Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop 2.0

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Drill to Detail Ep.4 'Reference Architectures Revisited' with Special Guest Andrew Bond

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Bond from Oracle's Enterprise Architecture team, to look back at the Oracle Information Management & Big Data Reference Architecture we collaborated on back in 2014 and ask ourselves what's changed, what parts of the architecture had the most impact and adoption in the market, and what are the challenges Andrew and his team see customers trying to overcome when deploying big data applications in the enterprise.