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Informatica Error Calling PMREP or PMCMD – Libraries Issue

Recently digging into the strategy and best practice of installing the OBIEE Applications, mainly the DAC and Informatica components, I see two common issues arise more often than any others.

Christian Screen | August 7, 2010

Informatica PowerCenter Server Status URL

Here is a really easy way to verify information about an Informatica PowerCenter’s current status.

Christian Screen | August 5, 2010

XMing Disappears when Connecting To Server – What’s XMing?

Let it be know that when it comes to X Windows technology and connecting a from Windows workstation to a remote Linux/Unix machine, my support goes to XMing.

Christian Screen | August 4, 2010

Good OCP / Bad OCP

For those contemplating launching a career in Oracle database administration, there are essentially three routes.

Jeremiah Wilton | August 4, 2010

SubSonic Project Back in Action with Version 3

I was happy to see that the SubSonic project is back in full swing and better than ever.

Christian Screen | July 30, 2010

OBIEE 11g – NA Product Launch in NYC

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g has finally gotten going with a whirlwind release tour that started in early April 2010.

Christian Screen | July 20, 2010

How Much More Time Until That Backup/Restore is Done?

SQL Server Database Administrators always get to hear the age-old question: How much longer will that restore or backup take?

Eric Russo | July 13, 2010

Great tip for us SQL Server DBAs – Uninstall Programs from Command Line

It has happened to most SQL Server DBAs and Windows Administrators before: We go to uninstall a program, on Windows Server…

Eric Russo | May 28, 2010

A lightweight, thin-client IDE, CodeRun is basically a web-based development environment that let’s you write,test, and debug code online – in the cloud so to speak.

Christian Screen | May 3, 2010

Windows Command Prompt Shorten Directory Length Trick

Developing and testing I use the windows command prompt quite a bit.

Christian Screen | April 30, 2010

A CEO’s Guide to Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows you to add and remove computing services on demand. You pay for only what you use.

Chuck Edwards | April 30, 2010

Solid ODI Review at BI Quotient

If you haven’t had a need for utilizing Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) as an ETL (or E-LT) source as ODI advertises itself then you wouldn’t know that it is actually somewhat of a beast of a ETL tool.

Christian Screen | April 29, 2010
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