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Oracle adept since 1995. Worked as programmer, DBA, teacher, Teamleader and since 2004 as Project Manager.
Posts by Maurik-Jan Veenman
For the BPM people (and other interested people): Oracle has released feature pack 4 of the oracle BPM suite. It contains lots of nice new features, but i found it difficult to install using the accompanying release notes. Luckily Niall Commiskey thought the same, found out how it should be done, and was kind enough to create a good installation instruction with lots of screenshots whith which i succeeded in installing the software. Here’s the link for the installation: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7YrnfO7h717YzE5YzY4ZmUtYWRmZi00YWUyLWE5MzQtOTMyZTZiMTRiYzU4&hl=en_US
What a great presentation about Oracle Warehouse Builder tonight!
At the end of the evening the presenter, Raymond de Vries, told me: ‘it was my first presentation for a KC (Knowledge Center), so i thought i’d better do my best!’
And that you did!
First he gave us a good insight in the current situation in the (Oracle) BI world. Oracle has taken over Siebel, and we can expect some beautiful Discoverer-like tools from Oracle in the future.
Then we went over to Oracle Warehouse Builder 10gR2. Most of the attendants were amazed by what is possible with this this new version of this tool. Raymond demonstrated how you can import data from several sources (Tables, an Excel sheet), then ‘clean’ your data with profiles, which OWB can suggest himself (it recognizes Datums, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and suggests profiles to make sure that all the data you import is in this style, these rules are of course also regionally adjustible).
Then he built several Analytical workspaces using Molap (Multidimensional Analytical Processing (a.k.a. for my understanding: a cube)) and Rolap (Relational Analytical Processing (using Tables)). One could see how he mapped the columns from More >
Thursday the 1st of December the Knowledge Centre Development Tools held an evening about HTML DB. There was quite some interest in this topic regarding the amount of registrations (26) of whom 4 from outside Amis. Using the tryout environment of Oracle (http://htmldb.oracle.com) itself, Patrick Sinke gave an impressive overview of this tool, showing how easy it is to build an application with HTML DB. In this overview he showed how to create an application containing a report and a screen, and how to adjust these to his preferences. After a good meal we were invited to practice ourselves. There were 8 systems logged in to the Oracle environment, and there was a step-by step description on how to build an application with screen and report ourselves. Then some instructions how to modify it. After that we of course went on to adjust it more, and create new master-detail screens. It cost Patrick and me quite some persuation to tear the people from the screens to the roundup of the evening, which is, of course, a very good sign! In the roundup the attendants saw good possibilities for prototyping sessions, small enquetes, reporting to management or departments. There was also a More >
Last Friday I was on Oracle Open World in Amsterdam. Although the conference wasnâ€™t as big as I am used to from previous years, there were enough interesting sessions to make it worth wile. An extra advantage was that it was in Holland this year, meaning I would run into a lot of my school- and business colleagues (which happened indeed). These are my findings:
The morning session (a keynote by Ron Tolido from Cap Gemini) was funny, contended a good book tip (Does IT matter? By Nicholas Carr (Itâ€™s not new, but I havenâ€™t read it yet)) and a new Oracle tool: â€™Oracle BPEL Process manager 2.0â€™. Great! A new Oracle tool! I love new Oracle stuff, letâ€™s download it and find out. I would find out earlier than I thoughtâ€¦
The second session I attended was â€˜Java, JDBC and Web services in Oracle Database 10g: Unleash the power of your Databaseâ€™ by Manh-Kiet Yap. It was an inspiring session. The new thin JDBC driver offers bind variable names, PL/SQL index by table, proxy authentication and encryption algorithms. There is also a possibility for long to Blob conversion. The JVM runtime engine is now based on J2SE 1.4. The database has a self tuning Java pool, a faster loadjava More >
The Knowledge Centre Designer & Forms has had a meeting on the 30th of august 2004. The theme of this evening was Webforms. First there was a short overview presentation by Maurik-Jan. Then Harm, Lucas and Anton did thorough presentations about respectively Webutil, Architecture and migration. After the presentations there was a workshop where the guests were able to try out the configuration possibilities of Webforms using Internet Developer Suite 10G. Reactions of attendees were: â€˜I have done a few projects whith Webforms already, but in all these cases the environment was already prepared, now i really know how this works and where i have to go to adjust thingsâ€™,â€™ The presentations of this evening are gathered in the folder â€˜ Bijeenkomstenâ€™ on the Amis Portal.