It's amazing what you learn the hard way. This week the interRel team learned about a backup policy that Oracle rolled out for their Oracle EPM Cloud products months ago: "Snapshots that you create or upload to the service are stored for 60 days after which they are automatically deleted." We somehow missed this announcement, … Continue reading EPM Cloud PSA: Back Up Your Snapshots
Now that Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has been released, the Oracle EPM/BI community is eagerly trying to get up to speed on this shiny new toy. There are videos to watch (or promises of?), the Oracle formal website, and now a series of blog posts from the release day blog hop. In addition, Oracle published … Continue reading OAC Series: Essbase vs. EssCS
Every now and then something happens in life and you have to share the story because it's just so insane. Warning: this one has so many parts to it that it will take ~10 minutes to read. Back in January 2017, I had the opportunity to visit Portland for work. The travel for this trip … Continue reading This one time in Portland…
(The following article has been cross-posted to ODTUG's website.) Kscope12, my very first Kscope and the one that shares this year's location, was a superbly unique event. In last year's ODTUG Cinco de Mayo #tbt Twitter party ("tbt" = "ThrowBack Thursday" for those of you who don't use Twitter), pictures from Kscope12 kept surfacing attached … Continue reading Kscope17 Preview: Your Destination Awaits
And today it's finally happened! Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), which includes Essbase Cloud (EssCS), Business Intelligence Cloud (BICS), and Data Visualization Cloud (DVCS) has finally been released! What is OAC? This is a bundled product suite, with different software options based on customer need. BICS and DVCS have been out for some time already, but … Continue reading OAC Series: Finally released!
(All images courtesy of Google images) When I get the same question more than a few times, I generally write a blog post in an attempt to share my thoughts with a larger audience. Therefore, here is a non-technical blog post about starting a blog. I started this blog ~2 years ago and the truth … Continue reading Tips for Starting a Blog
I've been meaning to blog about this for a while now. Although this process takes a few extra steps vs. hitting the URL directly, it's a nifty little quick tip for those of you who are getting older (like me) and can't remember all of this technology stuff. This really comes in handy when I … Continue reading Oracle Cloud Quick Tip: Log In Without Ever Knowing Your URL
(All images are courtesy of Bing) This past weekend my free time was primarily driven by one need: to see the sequel to John Wick, one of the sleeper hits from 2014. John Wick: Chapter 2 was released last Friday, February 10, 2017 and I couldn't help but buy advance tickets. If you haven't seen … Continue reading John Wick 2 and the Value of Information
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at RMOUG Training Days 2017 in beautiful (and surprisingly warm) Denver, CO. As this conference means a lot to me personally, I went on my own dime and my own time. As expected, it was totally worth it. RMOUG Training Days impresses me every year. This was the 28th … Continue reading Recap: RMOUG Training Days 2017
This blog post has been cross-posted to ODTUG's website: http://www.odtug.com/p/bl/ar/blogaid=665 Earlier in my ODTUG volunteerism I was asked to join the ODTUG Marketing Committee. For those of you unfamiliar with this committee, this is a group of folks who execute on marketing-type initiatives throughout the year, primarily focused on the central ODTUG organization. I joined … Continue reading 2016 ODTUG Marketing Committee: THANK YOU!