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Spotfire Development: Creating a Spotfire graphical table for production trends and forecasts

Recently I was tasked with a Spotfire development project to create a table that would compare yesterday’s production versus forecast as well as compare yesterday’s production versus the previous day (day before yesterday/two days ago)....
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$60 per Barrel?! Now is The Time to Improve Your Delta!

82% of crude and oil condensates in the United States have a break-even price of $60 or lower1. Companies can maximize their delta – the gap between break-even and sales price – by either increasing the...
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Oil and Gas Software Selection: Whose Solution Do You Adopt Post-Acquisition?

In today’s North America shale revolution, oil and gas companies are buying assets to expand their footprint in certain plays. For continuity of operations during the transition phase, companies typically find it least disruptive to...
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Geospatial Analysis 101: A Place and Time for Business Data

While geospatial analysis is a relatively new concept in business intelligence, its essential concepts are really not novel at all. It is simply analysis of data which has a geographical aspect. The data itself can...
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Self-Service Business Intelligence: What’s New?

Self-Service Everything Over the last five or ten years it seems like everywhere I turn innovations in technology and a desire by corporations to manage the bottom line have conspired to “empower” me to serve...
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Oracle 11g Auditing: Who’s Hogging My Space?

Recently the Database Services team upgraded a client from Oracle 8i to 11g via the import/export method. A few months later, we found that the system tablespace was filling up, and that 70%+ of the...
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GUI Enhancements to SQL Server 2012: SQL Denali’s Page Level Restore

With the new release of SQL Server Denali just around the corner, there are several new features that will be included. This article is going to focus on the improved Graphical User Interface (GUI) enhancements...
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Too Much Stuff: Business Intelligence Tool Rationalization

Why do I have all this stuff? As I looked around my garage last weekend in search of an appropriate tool to tackle a “small” plumbing repair, I found myself sorting through a number of...
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Oracle DBA: One Read-Only User Setup or User-by-User Setup?

I recently had an inquiry from one of our Database Services clients. They have an Oracle database, the entire data model is in a single schema with a single username. They have recently started adding...
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