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Posted on September 20, 2018

The demand for skilled data science practitioners in industry, academia, and government is rapidly growing and the R programming language is a key skill set for this kind of analysis and reporting. If you’re reading this, you probably already know that R is a free programming language for graphical and statistical analysis. This is the …

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Posted on August 28, 2018

Oracle announced the development of Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service (PCMCS) during Oracle OpenWorld in September 2016 as the software-as-a-service (SaaS) replacement for its on-premises Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) solution. Since then, PCMCS has become a great tool to analyze costs, revenue and profitability.  PCMCS Overview PCMCS is part of the …

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Posted on August 8, 2018

One of the most important activities in the new world of self-service analytics is making sure that data sets used for analysis and visualization are correct.  Cleansing data was formerly a process delegated to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) developers.  Now, with tools like Oracle Data Visualization (DV), any end user can upload a file …

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Posted on August 1, 2018

As the need for instant reporting has started to take shape, Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) provides end users the ability to manipulate data sets to make them available for visualizations. In OAC, the user now can create a data flow. A data flow is OAC’s user-friendly version of a data transformation tool.  Although this provides …

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Posted on July 13, 2018

If you are currently using the “Artifact Snapshot” as a backup mechanism for your Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) or Oracle Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) environment, please take note. With the July (18.07) patch that rolled out last weekend, we can no longer import the “Essbase Data” artifacts via the …

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Posted on July 10, 2018

With the Oracle’s constant messaging of “cloud, cloud, cloud,” the option of remaining on-premises can easily become lost in the process. The future undoubtedly will continue to feature heavy usage of cloud-based solutions across the technology sector, but for many it remains a few years away. This may be especially true where the pricing model …

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Posted on June 13, 2018

This blog post is the fifth in a series. It builds on the work done in previous chapters including the first chapter, where we created the schema. Links to previous blogs are: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 In Chapter 2, we created a simple report based on a database table. Sandy, our …

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Posted on June 7, 2018

IT security today is a constant game of staying ahead of those who chose to hunt down and exploit any vulnerability that exists. Security teams cannot afford to let their guard down because as systems get more versatile, and complicated, the chances of the existence of vulnerabilities also increases. In most case, one way to …

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Posted on May 31, 2018

One of the highlights of the year for the Oracle enterprise performance management (EPM) and Analytics/BI communities, ODTUG’s Kscope18 conference, is taking place in Orlando in from June 10-14.  There are literally hundreds of opportunities to learn, network and have fun…which I know as a several-time attendee can be completely overwhelming!  The intent of this …

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Posted on May 30, 2018

In the last chapter, we created a simple “Editable Interactive Grid,” which is APEX-talk for an Excel-like grid we can use to edit data from a database table. In this chapter, we will make the two edits to this grid which our hypothetical end-user “requested”. Change 1: See the currently logged in user profile APEX …

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