Zafar Ali

Zafar Ali is the director of IDB Solutions LTD which provides BI solutions in UK. He has more than 10 years experience of Business Intelligence (BI) in two leading BI stacks (Oracle and Microsoft), cross platform data migration and integration. He always explores the possibilities of integrating cross platform BI technologies for clients to stitch heterogeneous systems to save cost, cut waste and improve efficiency.

13 December 2016
13 December 2016

Using SQL SERVER and Cloud Hosted Databases with OBIEE 11g

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If your organisation is committed to using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 10g/11g /12c as their BI solution, you aren't thereby committed to using Oracle throughout your organisation. You can use a range of data sources including SQL Server, and save a great deal of money by doing so. Sadly, Oracle will only support the use of the venerable SQL Server 2008 R2. Zafar Ali demonstrates how to connect OBIEE to the world beyond Orac… Read more
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12 December 2016
12 December 2016

Invisible Columns In Oracle Database 12C

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In Oracle Database 12c, you can set a column in table as invisible either during CREATE TABLE or modifying existing table via ALTER TABLE command. By default, table columns are always visible. When you make it invisible, the COL# column in COL$ dictionary is updated to 0, and so is not included in the “SELECT *” or “INSERT INTO VALUES”… Read more
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