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October 18, 2004

Long Time No Blog - With Extra Oracle Goodness

It's been a while since my last post but we have successfully relocated to Sydney. I have resumed gainful employment and am now working on a project as a reporting architect.

What this essentially means is that I've got to figure out how to get data out of the operational systems (primarily Oracle Projects) into a reporting database in a form suitable to reproduce some existing operational reports. I've also got a brief to make the reports more interactive, with some analytical features as and where possible.

I will get to revisit some technologies I've used in the past (Oracle Warehouse Builder and Hyperion Intelligence) and dabble with some I'm less familiar with (Informatica and Hyperion SQR). In the process I should also become something of an expert on construction industry project management and costing.

After seven months without a day job I'm finding the transition back into regular work relatively painless. To make it even easier I'm planning on spending the rest of the week reading everything that Mark Rittman has ever written.

Posted by Andy Todd at October 18, 2004 11:57 PM