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TOP 20 2010 from IBM developerWorks


These are the 20 most popular 2010 contents on IBM developerWorks. The TOP 20 is based on newsletter subscriber activity. Very interesting list, specially for developers.

How to Twitter from a procedure in Oracle PL / SQL


API Calling Twitter from stored procedures PL / SQL can send status updates to a Twitter account. Apart from the funny thing it may be, can be a very effective method to warn us or our users of any event occurring in the database.

Twitter can easily convert an additional warning system for when we have problems in our Oracle database, or you simply want to learn or inform others automatically upon completion of certain processes, such as Enterprise Data Warehouse charges .

Twitteando desde un procedure de Oracle PL/SQL

Remember that Twitter accounts can be configured to be open to any user, or can be secured so that only users to access Twitter to be granted permission to 'follow'.

You can find the code and a detailed explanation on how to create a package for Twittering from PL / SQL in the Database Geek Blog , and updated source code in ORA_Tweet project has created the same Lewis Cunningham on Sourceforge.

Installation of SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008


Installation of SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008I just finished an installation of SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express, and I had a few laps for a couple of points of the system that are not too intuitive. With this entry I hope to facilitate the job who is in the same situation later.
To begin with I thought that Management Studio already installed with the BD, and it does not. First you install the SQL Server engine, and then downloaded another package to install SQL Server Management Studio.
Installing SQL Server Express will not comment because I came up no problem worthy of note, and is well explained in many other places. I connect the Microsoft download page where the installation packages of SQL Server 2008 Express.


After installing the BD, download the installation package of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express, also available at the Microsoft website...


On Tuesday we celebrated another successful BI Beers


On Tuesday we celebrated another successful BI BeersOn Tuesday we had the promised post-holiday BI Beers and, as on previous occasions, in a relaxed atmosphere, left very interesting topics of conversation.

On this occasion we could not overcome the previous record, but 10 people attended, which is not bad. Again many of those who attended the last, which means that like it. In the usual were Xavier y Mara, Enric, Pau, David, Juanjo, and Jorge Fernández,who was finally able to re-animate combined event. The new additions were Antonio Valle, of Gobierno TIC and Jordi Rodriguez, which I also repeated in the next. We failed to Fabian Isabel, who had promised to come to ask about BI...


Dataprix laboratories inaugurate an online demo of Pentaho


Dataprix laboratories inaugurate an online demo of Pentaho

Dataprix We have created a space in which we call Lab, accessible from the domain, where we operate online experiments and demonstrations of products.

Start the experiment, in beta, allowing online access to the virtual image and Mariano Dario Pentaho, eglue Group. Try it and you will tell us how this performs. We hope in future to be updated version of Pentaho and go to expand the data, reports and dashboards available, but what there is now enough to prove how this Open Source BI server. And if someone wants to tweak more simply download the virtual image, with all pre-configured development environment.







More prominence for users Dataprix


Ranking de Empresas en Dataprix


We want to give more importance to our users, and better distinguish the personal profiles of the corporate community, in order to enhance each in his way.

When someone registers Dataprix, by default you get a personal profile that has its own blog, and you can open topics in the forum, comment on any content, update status, subscribe to content or communicate with others in the comunity , among other things.

If it is a company that wants to share content more corporate types, such as press releases, product information, success stories, events, etc. us has to seek and attach to your user profile so you can now also publish such content.

The novelty is that we have split this ranking in two ..



Knowledge Management Issues


Knowledge Management IssuesI take this blog entry to retrieve the answers to three questions I posed Edgar Cateriano to participate as an expert in one article on Knowledge Management in the journal that published CLADEA . The participation was very low end, and I think are worth sharing the thoughts that arose from these questions...

Which brings Oracle Business Intelligence 11g


Last week I attended a Web Seminar Oracle that presented the new features of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g.

The truth is that I was pleasantly surprised, because these improvements solved what I considered so far the main weaknesses of the Oracle BI Suites .

Most significant to me is the integration efforts made in the portal since it can use most of the tools of the suite, and thus reduce the feeling of working with different products. For instance, you can create operational BI Publisher reports from the same portal, and has created an integrated scorecarding tool that allows you to define KPI's, and 'react' with Agents and Actions, another pending issue of the suite. The part of administración system has also been integrated into Enterprise Manager.

Other improvements are those which have been introduced in the creation and display Dashboard, the possibility of using interactive maps, and above all the possibility of using also Answers MOLAP data sources such as Essbase cubes, which enables integration Hyperion, greatly improves the analytic reporting and enables dynamic navigation for multi-dimensional hierarchies, and other features in the reports.

CRM solutions for SMEs


The customer

I've found an interesting Discussion on CRM Experts Linkedin Group baout the search of CRM solutions for small businesses.

The debate has many responses and, apart from good advices, have come many proposals for CRM applications aimed at SMEs, so I've decided to create a list, that I hope to be useful..

LifeDashBoard 4 Team Prelytis SaaS solution, you can use without paying for their use.


Prelytis, the company recently surprised us by being the frist to adapt its Business Intelligence solution (or Dashboarding, more specifically) to Apple's iPad, also excels in the world of SaaS solutions with its proposal LifeDashBoard 4 Team, which is not is nothing but the cloud version of its software LifeDashBoard Dashboards.

It has the usual characteristics of SaaS software, and soon afte a user register and upload data from an Excel spreadsheet, for example, may have created an attractive dashboard. Collaborative options available, and also takes advantage of the features of mobile devices like the iPhone or IPAD.

But what makes this more special is that it's SaaS solution, but can be used without paying for its use, and without limitation in the number of users. A strong commitment by Prelytis, which seems to be really willing to put a dent in the world based BI innovative proposals.



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