Endeca Information Discovery (EID) is a data discovery tool that helps business analysts to rapidly explore relevant data. If you are already using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and wish to reuse the BI data models from Endeca Information Discovery, here are the options. The primary difference between both tools is that one is used for pre-defined analytics while the other is used for having a conversation with your data (analytics vs information discovery). The overall goal for both approaches is to get the most value out of the data available.
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Since 2008, we have experienced a recession with a slow recovery. Organizations have deferred capital spending in order to conserve cash.
Social Media Analytics is a new concept within the business intelligence space. Research has identified that mining through social data helps organizations to improve their customer satisfaction and company revenues. One in every four people in the world uses social media for communication, interaction, and maintaining relationships with other people. This valuable information is all passed through internet protocol.
Norm Dy and Jeff McQuigg recently had the opportunity to visit the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge and talk about some recent award wins, the research and development at KPI Partners, and the future of the business intelligence landscape. As part of their visit, Jeff and Norm are featured in a brief video on the Oracle Partner Network YouTube channel.
I thought I’d post my presentation on QA (testing) that I delivered at the BIWA Summit near Oracle HQ in California. The presentation is based off of the recent QA posts I did on my personal blog, with a bit more silly graphics on top of it. The one take away from the presentation is that some people prefer the term "testing" as opposed to QA. Good to know. Anyway, enjoy!
As many are aware, twenty-first century corporations are facing a crisis. Many corporations have been accurately and comprehensively storing data for years. The problem is, they are ill-equipped to do anything with this massive collection of data. Big data is so comprehensive that it has become unwieldy and the average corporation is unable to retrieve or organize this data in any useful way.
When Oracle chose to enter an acquisition agreement with Endeca back in October of 2011, most industry experts agreed that this deal would further help to enhance the BI capabilities of Oracle. However, no one could have predicted the impact the deal has made roughly one year later. Oracle made its claim in the BI industry with its implementation of OBIEE or Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition. OBIEE helped to cause a dramatic shift over to self-service Business Intelligence. With Endeca now on board, Oracle is rapidly transforming what was once considered classic BI usage and bringing on new types of unstructured data, with factors such as text files and management of social media.
September 25th, KPI Partners hosted an educational webinar that showed us there is significant growth of unstructured data being created by consumers and businesses alike, however unstructured forms of data that can be found in sources such as email, social networks and even health records can make it more difficult to organize, manage and analyze the data.