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Time Well Spent in 2015

The end of 2015 is fast approaching, with December looming just a week away. For most people, December is packed with the hustle and bustle of last-minute gift shopping, or end-of-year projections and budgets for 2016. Often in the sway of all this activity, many are so focused on the approaching New Year that they […]

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The End of IT?

A few years ago Adrian Cockcroft, cloud architect at Netflix at the time, posted this blog which caused quite a stir among the IT community. It described how Netflix had almost done away with DevOps (or even plain Ops) using the cloud (AWS in this case) to come up with yet another new IT buzzword called NoOps. Many […]

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How to Stay Ahead: The Next Competitive Advantage

The realization of competitive advantage has changed significantly over time. In the early days of IT automation, custom-built systems that handled the transactions of accounting or sales were a tremendous competitive advantage. Over time, building custom systems that handled all the transactions of a business provided competitive advantages to the leading companies who were able […]

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Will Spark Replace Hadoop?

I have seen a number of articles asking the question of whether Apache Spark will replace Hadoop.   This is the wrong question!  It is like asking if your your DVD player will replace your entire home theater system, which is pretty absurd.  Just like a home theatre system has many components, a TV or Projector, a Receiver, […]

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IBM Vision 2015

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending IBM Vision 2015 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Florida. Perficient was a sponsor of the event. This was my first time attending IBM Vision, I have been to a number of the other IBM conferences, and I came away impressed. Unlike massive events such as Insight […]

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Implementing Cognos ICM at Perficient

   by  nist6dh  Defining the Problem For any growing organization, with a good size sales team compensated through incentives for deals and revenue, calculating payments becomes a bigger and bigger challenge. Like many organizations, Perficient handled this problem with Excel spreadsheets, long-hours, and Excedrin. Our sales team is close to a hundred strong and growing 10% […]

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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Data Sync for Automated Data Load

In a few days Oracle will release Data Sync, a utility that facilitates the process of loading data from various on-premise sources into BI Cloud Services (BICS). The Data Sync utility comes as an addition to several other already available means of loading data into BICS: data load wizard to upload data from files, SQL […]

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Oracle BI Cloud Service: How to migrate from Test to Production?

With an Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) subscription, you get accesses to two instances: Test and Production. The test instance can be the initial playground where the upfront development work is carried out before pushing the developed components to the Production instance. The development work may entail creating tables in the Oracle Cloud Schema […]

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Reasons for chronic Data Quality issues…

Many companies have invested millions in building a successful BI / EDW and are investing in advanced analytics for the future. But the mystery remains about the data quality. Though glaring DQ issues might be contained through constant backend data corrections or through exception handling, many organizations still faces the challenge of poor data quality. The reason Data […]

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How to Customize OBIEE 11g Error Messages

Whenever OBIEE encounters a run-time error, instead of getting a report you typically see an error message like this on screen:   Expand “Error Details” and you are provided with several lines of query information. For an administrator, the more information the better so one can figure out what went wrong without having to search […]

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