In a previous blog-post, my colleague Anand noted the emergence of a ‘Top-Down’ data governance approach. A parallel trend in the world of analytics is ‘Self-Service’ – or the tendency of enterprises to hand over data discovery/visualization to business owners, which we have noted elsewhere on our blog. ‘Self-Service’, is an important operational improvement in […]
Data Governance is not new. Data Governance has been a challenge that large organizations have been tackling especially those in highly regulated industries like Finance and Healthcare.
Many a time we get requirements in QlikView to read the contents of a folder, loop through a folder or process only files that match certain pattern. It might be a little tricky, but can be achieved with the help of variables and functions. Here, I am using a simple function to read the file […]
Continuing from the earlier blog on why Metadata management cannot be an afterthought, let us get a quick 101 intro on metadata types before look at their management aspects. Business metadata captures the business definitions for each of the data elements in the analytical platform along with optional elements such as Business policies, standards and […]
As Organizations realize Analytics is fundamental to their survival, they are in a frenzy to feed all possible data into their analytical platforms. The analytical platforms are maturing in capability to manage variety, volume and velocity of the data that they are being fed with and churn out the needed analysis for the end-users. All […]
There are tools available for visual regression testing of a webpage. Same tools can be used for OBIEE dashboards also. The following open source tools are required: CasperJS: Provides a set of APIs on top of PhantomJS that make working with web page forms, navigation etc. PhantomJs: A headless browser, is the core functionality we’re […]
There is an interesting report from IDC on the forecast of digital data for 2020. Sharing few interesting bits from the same. As per the report, the definition of ‘DIGITAL UNIVERSE ‘ – It is made up of images and videos on mobile phones uploaded to YouTube, digital movies populating the pixels of our high-definition […]
Question How do you configure an Oracle tnsnames.ora file for each project on your DataStage server?
Big data is typically characterized by the the three Vs – Velocity, Variety and Volumes. Velocity describes the speed of the data that flows in predominantly real-time. Variety talks about the nature of data – structured (typical data that fit into relational tables), semi-structured (xmls, data in xl sheets) an unstructured (texts, images etc). Volumes […]
In the last of this series of the three musketeers of the BI world, we will look at ‘Self-Service’. Last blog we saw ‘Scale’. Self-Service is the ability for Business to self-service their data and analytical needs from the platform with no or minimal support from the IT team Sounds interesting for Business but scary […]