Data is growing, so Exadata does too…

The recent report from IDC and EMC (now Dell) on ‘Data Growth, Business Opportunities, and the IT Imperatives’ says, Data is growing 40% annually. Does that mean that Exadata also grows? Exadata was first released in 2008 as Oracle’s first “Engineered System,”...

Spikes, Slopes, and SQL

You have data you’re tracking every day. Maybe a lot of data. And maybe you’re tracking it a lot of different ways. You even create graphs of the data over time, so that you can spot trends and anomalies. And then one day you realize that you have too many graphs…...

15 Could Get You 45

Today, more than ever there are so many ways to “spend your time.” Both professionally and personally, you can do just about anything at any hour of the day. Technology allows us to purchase a gift from the comfort of our couch, order movie tickets, plan a vacation,...

The Flaws of Predictive Analytics

As I write this post, I’m listening to a streaming internet radio station that picks songs for me based on my past listening sessions and preferences. I generally enjoy this. The more songs I tell the station I like, the better it gets at finding other songs that I...

An Intelligent Approach to Business Intelligence: Part Two

In part one of “An Intelligent Approach to Business Intelligence” we shared some insight into the challenges of capturing, understanding and leveraging data. Now, let’s take a look at a business intelligence approach that uses the latest reliable infrastructure...