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Day 1 – Information Overload

Day 1 – Information Overload

Where to start? The beginning or the end? The feeling of brain drain, or the buzz of stretched grey matter!
Today was day one working in an eight day internship at the funky orange office that is Optimal BI. I couldn’t be in a space much different to my steady government job I finished just four days ago.

ODE – Migrating Configuration Data

ODE – Migrating Configuration Data

We have recently been discussing various ways we can promote our configuration data for Optimal Data Engine (ODE) from one environment to the next. Our config data is the heart and soul of ODE, it is the foundation for the entire engine.
The config in ODE is the relational data model we have built that holds all of the configuration required to make ODE run. It includes definitions for all source and targets, as well as any mappings.

ODE – The start of a journey

ODE – The start of a journey

About two years ago we started a journey into the world of AgileBI. It all started out of frustration (as most journeys do), frustration about the magic sauce.
The magic sauce was the reason why one data warehouse project would be a raving success and the next a ‘meh’. It was often the reason that after delivering a raving success and then returning 12 months later I would find the data warehouse had become a ‘meh’. By that I mean not updated, not well managed and not delivering to the stakeholders expectations.

My Interest has been Piqued by BEAM✲

I have always enjoyed investigating new business intelligence techniques and tools which will benefit my efforts as a data analyst. Yesterday I was given the opportunity to learn a new dimension modelling technique through the An Optimal Introduction...

AgileBI vs BEAM✲ vs Modelstorming

Feeling out of your element, dude? Let me explain. Photo: Ginger Williams-Cook We've been blogging a lot recently about AgileBI, BEAM✲ and Modelstorming, and we use those terms somewhat interchangeably. I'll use this post to help you through the maze of terminology....

What’s new in OptimalSpyglass v1.0

We have published version 1.0 of OptimalSpyglass - an Open Source tool designed to provide you with a portfolio view of resources running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Here is a summary of what's new in v1.0 with a link to download this handy tool at the end: Security...