Showing posts from December, 2020

Oracle Analytics: Tips & Tricks - Webinar from MakeITWeek2020 (SIOUG) conference

Together with my colleague Mojca Gros of Qubix, we have delivered webinar session with the title Oracle Analytics: Tips & Trick at this year's SIOUG annual conference MakeITWeek2020. In a record time, Oracle Analytics has undergone a transformation from a “old-fashioned” business intelligence tool to a modern, mature, and comprehensive analytics platform that runs in the cloud or, if you want, on a user’s server. New functionalities are being introduced on a very frequent basis, and these are very difficult to keep track of. Be it in the field of data visualisation, data preparation for analysis, machine learning or infrastructure changes. With the development of projects, we clearly face many challenges, which also affect how to plan business analytics solutions.  Webinar discusses some of the challenges and some Tips & Trick that are now available. We are talking about and demonstrating: data discovery and explainability data preparation and enrichment data visualisation

Market Basket Analysis with Oracle Machine Learning and Oracle Analytics

Introduction Recommendations are usually always there to stimulate you to buy additional products or services regardless if you are shopping online or in a store. Sometimes these recommendations are just intuitions of sales manager, but more often these are prepared using some machine learning algorithm, for example Association Rules. When Association Rules modeling is applied to transaction sales data, the model is called Market-Basket Analysis. Market-Basket Analysis can be used in various situations, from direct marketing, sales promotions, discovering business trends, but also for effectively managing store layouts, catalog design or for exposing cross-sell opportunities in a web store. Since we I am not going to discuss theory about Market Basket Analysis and Association Rules, please find more information here:,

Having issue with opening RPD file after you've downloaded a snapshot?

... well, I certainly did. As usual I was taking the shortcut. Once snapshot was created, I downloaded the .BAR file, renamed it to .ZIP, extracted it, found the .RPD file in extracted folder structure and ultimately opened it. It worked for me so far, but I learnt my lesson a couple of days ago. I don't know, maybe I wasn't paying attention, but the case was: "Invalid password". Basically I found a solution quick at Oracle Support under this very link , however, let's take a look at the whole process. When snapshot is created, one would usually download the snapshot in the form of the .BAR file. After the snapshot password is provided, download can begin. In my old habit I then simply renamed .BAR file into .ZIP file which is then extracted. In the extracted folder, .RPD file is located in the \datamodel\rpd subfolder (in the screen below, I copied default.rpd file to Desktop folder).  And if you try to open the .RPD file this way from Model Administration Tool (