#Oracle DW-Big Data Monthly Roundup

By Keith Laker | Welcome to my monthly magazine that aims to collect all the latest news stories on data warehousing, SQL analytics, big data and related technologies from the various Oracle Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, YouTube videos and our blogs. The magazine is published at the end of each month.

Data Warehousing and Big Data from an Oracle Perspective: Welcome


#Oracle DW-Big Data Monthly Roundup
Welcome to the new Oracle Data Warehousing, SQL Analytics and Big Data blog. Here I will try to cover …

Eleven Cloud Predictions for 2016

Here are predictions about the cloud strategic choices and competitive battles that lie ahead.

Business Intelligence

The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues For 2016

, Oracle

The toughest job in corporate America, says Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, is the CIO’s. While I agree with Hurd’s assessment, I also believe that business-minded, forward-looking CIOs have an incredible opportunity to play leading roles in the digital/physical revolution that is transforming every …


Despite the Rise of Open Source, Oracle Was 2015’s Fastest-Growing Database

Despite the ascendancy of open source, It's far too early to count Oracle out of the database wars.The post Despite the Rise of Open Source, Oracle …


The World's #1 Database in the Cloud

Oracle Database Cloud Service gives you all the power of the Oracle Database in a flexible, cost-effective subscription model. Deploy and run your …


Storage Top Three: In-Memory, Flash and Virtualisation

What part will storage play in the modernisation of the data centre? John Foster, VP Business Development – Systems, Oracle Asia Pacific, talks to …


Engineered Systems & Data Center Modernisation

Faced with aged equipment many organizations are looking for the best place to start when modernizing the data centre. John Foster, VP Business …


Oracle among vendors that lead the pack in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2015, achieving highest scores for current product offering and product strategy

According to Forrester, a leading independent research firm, EDWs are now evolving beyond traditional storage and delivery. It is now scale, …


Welcome to the KISS (Keep It Simply SQL) Analytics series

The new SQL/JSON Query operators (Part1

All operators have in common that they accept one (or more) path expressions to select values or fragments in the JSON data.
The operators have an …


Informatica Analytics on Oracle SPARC: Up-to 9X Faster with In-Memory DB

Oracle and Informatica have a very close working relationship and one of the recent results of this collaboration is the joint project done by …


Joining Temporal Tables 3: Gaps

This is my third post about temporal tables that don’t allow overlaps. I’m going to add support for temporal gaps, which will also allow objects to …

COL7: Using Collections in SQL Statements

Discover the Secret of Scaleable, Extensible and Secure Geodata Management with Oracle and Infotech

What do location-based services for telecommunications, traffic management in Smart City projects and spatial data warehouses for commercial …

Tips for Switching Between Geodetic and Mercator Projections

Guest Post By: Nick Salem, Distinguished Engineer, Neustar and Technical Chair of the Oracle Spatial SIG
Note: Thanks to Nick Salem for this valuable …


Identifying Influencers with the Built

In a previous post , I talked about how to start Oracle NoSQL Database in the BigDataLite 4.2 VM and demonstrated a few property graph functions. In …


PX Server Sets, Parallelizers, DFO Trees, Parallel Groups, ... Let's Talk About Terminology

In my last post I mentioned cases where a SQL statement uses more PX servers than expected, I said "There are rare cases when a statement uses more …


Property Graph in a Box (Adding Location and Graph Analysis to Big Data)

I have very good news for those of you who want to play with Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph 1.0. The most recent Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual …

Big Data

Multiple Parallelizers

The number of PX servers that a SQL statement needs depend on the execution plan and the degree of parallelism (DOP) of the statement. Most …


NHS Business Services Authority Gains Better Insight into Data, Identifies circa GBP100 Million (US$156 Million) in Potential Savings in Just Three Months

NHS Business Services Authority Gains Better Insight into Data, Identifies circa GBP100 Million (US$156 Million) in Potential Savings in Just Three

Business Intelligence

BIWA 2016 - here's my list of must-attend sessions and labs

It’s almost here - the 2016 BIWA conference at the Oracle Conference Center. The conference starts on January 26 with a welcome by the conference …


Big Data Appliance Simplifies 84.51° Massive Data Projects

Customer Science company, 84.51°, describes how the integration of Big Data Appliance and Exadata reduces complexity and increases speed of projects …

Big Data

Driving ROI with the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service

Internet of Things

Oracle Learning Subscription


Oracle R Enterprise 1.5 Released

We’re pleased to announce that Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) 1.5 is now available for download on all supported platforms with Oracle R Distribution …


IDC Analysis Proof Points for the Internet of Things

Join Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Systems and IDC Fellow for the Internet of Things, IDC, at the IoT Summit 2015.

Internet of Things

Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine

Version 4.2.1

Please note: This appliance is for testing and educational purposes only; it is unsupported and not to be used in production. It …


Big Data & the Digitally Disrupted Data Centre

Big data is disrupting business and the infrastructure it relies on. John Foster, VP Business Development – Systems, Oracle Asia Pacific, talks to …

Big Data

Data loading into HDFS - Part1

Today I’m going to start first article that will be devoted by very important topic in Hadoop world – data loading into HDFS. Before all, let me …