Friday, March 27, 2009

Oracle: Total BI

Hello and welcome!

Last Saturday I had a nice chat with the guys from RittmanMead and Jon was inquiring as to why I'm not blogging my findings and thoughts, which I frequently send out. Prime reason - and he fully agreed with that - is the "assumed knowledge" factor.

When I note something for myself (i.e. offline braindumping), I can't help but wonder whether it would be "blog-worthy" or not. Obviously the answer normally was: "Naah. That's too basic" or "That's way too case-specific to be explained in a way useful to others". Some time afterwards, lo and behold! Venkat, Mark, John or one of the other usual suspects write about since they stumbled upon it themselves, someone asked the question (for the hundredth time) on OTN or because they're working through their collected project post-its.

So he got me thinking. Then this week: enter Chet Justice (aka oraclenerd). He basically asked his audience to "pressure" me into blogging.

Well Jon, Chet (and all the others who kept asking the same) I am.

Cheers guys!


  1. w00t! Welcome to the blog world!

    I have no doubt that you will be able to provide great value to the community. Looking forward to the all the articles.

    Feed added to Google Reader? Check.

  2. By the way, you were way to humble in not posting directly to your rave I'll do it for you! ;)

    OBIEE: How to Migrate Your rpd

  3. Hey oraclenerd,

    I actually hadn't thought about that, but thanks for the link! ;-)


  4. AHH There you are at last!

    Keep something back, make us all want more.

    - Good luck


  5. Hi @drian,

    Keep something back? Heck, I'm glad I got the ranking post across as compressed as I did.
    More stuff is in preparation, so I hope the next posts will contain a nice teaser or two.


  6. Ahh... Finally!!! Man, am i glad you have taken this up!!! Congrats and all the very best Christian.


  7.'s almost been a year. how do you feel? has it been worthwhile to you?