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Special Report: Getting down to business intelligence

A collection of news, tips and other original content about Oracle and business intelligence.

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This new compilation of news analysis and technical advice has everything you need to know about BI and data warehousing using Oracle.

Getting the most out of business intelligence (BI) implementations means getting various forms of data to work together effectively. But this goal is much easier set than reached. All this month, examined how BI is enhancing the bottom lines of companies -- and the careers of DBAs and other IT pros who take the time to learn it. Our coverage includes the latest news and BI tech tips live from February's TDWI data warehousing and BI conference in Las Vegas, as well as analysis from our archives.

  TDWI coverage  

  More BI news and analysis  

  Technical tips  

  Expert advice  
  • Areas of impact while migrating database from 8i to 9i/10g: Read our expert's response to this reader question: "We are supporting a BI/data warehouse application. Now the backend database is migrating from Oracle 8i to Oracle 9i/10g. We are using Oracle Express Analyzer 6.3.2 as the OLAP tool for report generation. We would like to know the impact and areas of concern."
  • Reducing time to process a query: Read expert Mike Lampa's response to the question, "We are using Oracle Business Intelligence 10g. We have a problem: when we click on a worksheet it takes too much time to process the query. Is there any possibility that we can reduce this elapsed time of querying?"
  • Testing BI applications: This expert response addresses the types of tests that are typically used in testing BI and ETL applications.
  • More business intelligence advice: Browse the archives of Mike Lampa's expert advice on data warehousing, metadata and BI.

  Have a BI question? Ask one of our experts.  

Mike Lampa, Data warehousing and business intelligence expert

Ian Abramson, Data warehousing expert

Russell Arno, Oracle applications suite expert

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