It’s been a bit quiet lately. Not because of lack of interest, on the contrary. I’ve been very busy. From a BI perspective, lots of things have changed. I focused more on the back-end side of things (database, ODI etc) and also had some time with other vendor’s tools. Let’s leave it at that… But first and foremost: I’ve been playing around with Oracle TRC. Translational Research Center. It’s a platform based on Oracle Software (Database, Weblogic, ODI and OBI) that supports researchers and doctors in diagnosing patients. It offers the possibility of combining clinical data with genomic data. Which is of course very useful and necessary when you want to aim for personalized treatments. There is nothing more personal than an individual’s DNA. Version 3.0 is out, so I’m figuring out what has changed. In the coming weeks, I’ll be installing and configuring TRC at a customer’s site and post progress here ! Regards, René
During a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7, I recently faced an issue with a business-critical application. The application did start, but would not connect to a database. Both the application and database were located on a DFS share. The following error showed up:
Recently we noticed that imageinfo was displaying the following information at a customers site. Imageinfo was not displaying data i suspected, so a quick little blogpost about what was going on there.
Often I face the problem in Active Directory knowing some part of a group name, but not the exact name neither the exact location.
To find an Active Directory object, from which you only know the middle part, you’d best use a Query.… Read the rest
Recently a user complained at my desk about his logon times. When logging on to a new pc, he often had to wait 15 minutes before he got his desktop in front of him.
Due to security compliancy a customer recently asked me to apply a setting that would force a screensaver after an idle time of 20 minutes. At the same time, employees should be able to change the time out value to anything between 1 and 20 minutes.… Read the rest
If you recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, you may have noticed your Outlook Webmail, also known as Outlook Web App, looks like back in early 2000’s.
Recently I am involved in a project which requires a lot of data to be extracted from Oracle. The size of the data was so huge that the filesystems filled up. Compressing the output (using tar j (bzip2) or z (gzip)) is an obvious solution, but this can only be done after the files are created. This is why I proposed compressing the output without ever existing in uncompressed form.
LANDesk OSD log files are basic and easy to read, but may cause headaches when you’re forced to troubleshooting.
This is the fourth post on a serie of postings on how to get measurements out of the cell server, which is the storage layer of the Oracle Exadata database machine. Up until now, I have looked at the measurement of the kind of IOs Exadata receives, the latencies of the IOs as as done by the cell server, and the mechanism Exadata uses to overcome overloaded CPUs on the cell layer.