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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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