Tips and Tricks and When to Use Oracle Analytics Desktop

Oracle Analytics allows customers to get insights on data with a couple key deployment options; cloud (OAC) and on-premises (OAS). This should cover most needs, but there are a couple of specific reasons for a desktop version. First, if you just want to try things out you can download the desktop version. One great wayContinue reading “Tips and Tricks and When to Use Oracle Analytics Desktop”

Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point

By default Oracle Analytics data visualization projects are responsive by default and this is great so authors generally don’t have to worry about device, device size, or screen resolution. Right? Above is an example of some to the beautiful screenshot I see on social media showing off an authors work, but this sort of layoutContinue reading “Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point”

Goodbye Browser Tab Hell

In older versions of Data Visualization each project launch, data set edit, or really anything would launch a new browser tab.  Well this ending up leading to some bad issues including making it hard to find the right page, multiple instances of the same thing, and worst of all, closing tabs before you hit save.Continue reading “Goodbye Browser Tab Hell”

I’m Sorry, Big Data – Size Does Not Matter…

OK this is going to be one of my soapbox posts, so consider yourself warned.  I have been doing a fair amount of reading on big data, visualizations, and analytics in general and I have come to a clear conclusion.  “The value of data should not be measured in bytes, it should be measured basedContinue reading “I’m Sorry, Big Data – Size Does Not Matter…”

Consumer Apps Will Drive How End Users Consume Data and Analytics

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” Dr. Seuss Now that we have that out of the way lets talk about what happing with data and analytics right now.  Basically, in a nutshell it is hot, and everyone wants data, even if they don’t know it.  As a result the buzz wordsContinue reading “Consumer Apps Will Drive How End Users Consume Data and Analytics”

5 Things I Would Rather do on a Mobile Phone

A lot of us, especially those in the business world and those born before 1990 still cling to the desktop; and when in the office I use my laptop most of the day.  However there are some specific things I would rather do on my mobile phone regardless what situation I am in.  Here areContinue reading “5 Things I Would Rather do on a Mobile Phone”

Fitness Apps and their Impact on Enterprise BI

Folks who really know me outside of work know that I am a bit of a fitness freak.  In fact ‘obsessed’ has been used to describe me, and to fuel this obsession I love to collect personal fitness data and have been doing it for years.  There are a ton of tools for this andContinue reading “Fitness Apps and their Impact on Enterprise BI”