More Tea Vicar?
Part of my job is to respond to RFI/RFP (Responses for information or proposals) which are issued by the various Government departments for solutions or vendors on panels. Since we went Agile a couple of years ago we’ve become more selective over the work...Read More
3 Free Things
I was talking to somebody recently who had been dropped into the deep end in the world of Business Intelligence (so to speak) at their organisation and wanted to know what was required to be able to deliver information and some advanced analytical models. I was...Read More
Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 – The BI Landscape has finally changed.
Gartner have released their Magic Quadrant for 2016 and OMG the BI market has substantially changed according to Gartner. In fact for those of us who love more emotive sentences, you could say there has been a blood bath! The first thing to notice is that...Read More
Agile Data Engineering – Hyper Adoption
Ralph Hughes covers extensively in his book the concept of delivering Agile Data Engineering using Hyper Normalisation and Hyper Generalisation modelling techniques.
Converting Trifacta Recipes to Python
So we have been trundling along with Trifacta and now have exported our recipe, and now we want to do cool stuff with it. One of the cool things that we can do now is use the logic from Trifacta and produce our own little mini parsing engine that we have complete...Read More
It’s a Strange World
I’ve written a fair few blogs about Agile. They’re all set in my slightly warped view of the real-world which includes using Agile for our core business of Business Intelligence, a Business Intelligence system upgrade and even to perfect my running...Read More
SAS Admin – Configuring access to Sybase
When I search for SAS Access to Sybase I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available. But details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each one,...Read More
Light reading to start the year
Last week was a shock to my system following the death of both David Bowie and Alan Rickman: for the most part my time was spent listening to Bowie’s music and watching Rickman’s movies. Reading was a secondary thought. However, I did find two very...Read More
3 Roads to Dataville
We have written a lot about our OptimalBI community in the past. In this blog I wanted to write about some of the ways we get into this whole data thing that we live and work in one way or another. Data People We all deal with data every day. We take in and store...Read More