Mark Rittman is joined by Matthew Halliday to talk about the challenge of ETL and analytics on complex relational OLTP data models, previous attempts to solve these problems with products such as Oracle Essbase and Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca and how those experiences, and others, led to his current role as co-founder and VP of Products at Incorta.
Mark Rittman is joined by CEO and Founder of Supermetrics, Mikael Thuneberg, to tell the story of how a mention in the official Google Analytics Blog and a prize of a t-shirt led to him founding and bootstrapping what is now a €10M ARR marketing analytics business that’s probably the most important software vendor the Drill to Detail audience has never heard of, and who recently moved into the data pipelines-as-a-service market in collaboration with Google Cloud Platform and the Google BigQuery team.
Supermetrics, Google BigQuery and Data Pipelines for Digital Marketers (Rittman Analytics blog)
Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Jordan Tigani, Director of Product Management at Google for Google BigQuery, to talk about the history of BigQuery and its technology origins in Dremel; how BigQuery has evolved since its original release to handle a wide range of data warehouse workloads; and new features announced for BigQuery at Google Next’19 including BI Engine, Storage API, Connected Sheets and a range of new data connectors from Supermetrics and Fivetran.
In this specially-extended episode just before ODTUG KScope'18, Mark Rittman is joined by Matt Yorke from Qubix to talk about Oracle Essbase Cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud and the business of Oracle Cloud analytics consulting
Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Greg Michaelson from DataRobot, talking about the benefits of automating the discovery and automation of analytics and machine learning in financial services and other industries.
Mark Rittman is joined by ThoughtSpot's Chief Data Evangelist Doug Bordonaro to talk about the value of data, issues around trust and consent raised by the EU's new GDPR regulations, and how ThoughtSpot are applying ideas from search engines combined with artificial intelligence smarts to surface insights and drive real value for business users from their analytics investment
Mark Rittman is joined in this 50th Episode Special by our original guest on the first episode of Drill to Detail, Stewart Bryson, to talk about developing agile BI applications using FiveTran, SnowflakeDB and Looker and his recent work developing a BI solution for Google Play Marketing using Google Data Studio and Google Cloud Platform. We're also joined later in the show by Alex Gorbachev from Pythian, our mystery guest who Stewart then interviews flawlessly armed only with a set of questions given to him as the guest was unveiled ... though be sure to listen past the final closing music for the bonus out-takes.
Drill to Detail returns after the New Year break with Special Guest Julian Hyde from Hortonworks to talk about bitmap indexes and CASE tools, Mondrian and open-source OLAP analysis, and Apache Calcite's mission to bring sanity, cost-based optimisers and support for OLAP workloads to today's dis-aggregated, distributed new-world database engines.
- Oracle Designer page on Oracle.com
- Bitmap Index page on Wikipedia
- Mondrian project page on Github
- Mondrian OLAP Server page on Wikipedia
- MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX) page on Wikipedia
- Julian Hyde blog
- Apache Calcite project homepage
- Apache Calcite Introduction and Overview deck
- Streaming SQL presentation at Apex Big Data World 2017, Mountain View, California
Mark is joined by long-term industry veteran and friend Christian Berg to talk about surviving fifteen years as a contractor in analytics industry, changes he's seen in the market and in how project are approached, the value in getting involved in the community, and in a specially extended Christmas and New Year edition we look back at what was topical in 2017 and what are Christian's predictions for 2018 ... and appoint Christian as Head of our Best Practices Found on the Internet.
Mark Rittman is joined in this episode of Drill to Detail by Dr. Carsten Bange from BARC to talk about findings from the recently completed BI Survey 17 including the continuing move to modern BI platforms and self-service desktop tools, analytics adoption trends and the increasing incorporation of BI functionality within business applications, the surprising topicality of master data management and data governance ... and whatever happened to Nigel Pendse and his legendary OLAP Report?
- The BI Survey 17: The World’s Largest Annual Survey of BI Users
- Master Data and Data Quality Management Now the #1 Trend in BI
- BI Trend Monitor 2018 Infographic: The Evolution of Trends
- The Business Intelligence Industry Continues Its Ongoing Empowerment of Business Users
- The OLAP Report: The origins of today’s OLAP products (c. 2005, from the Internet Archive)