I noticed a couple of days ago that Mark Rittman's much-awaited book, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide, has now started shipping. It's been in the works for a few years, and I first heard about it from Mark in 2006, so yes - it's been in the works for many years. The reasons for the time it's taken are many, but the good news is that it is now available, and knowing Mark's extensive experience in business intelligence in general and with Oracle's business intelligence and data warehousing product portfolio, this should prove to be very helpful to BI professionals. I am reading it (courtesy Mark and Betty at McGraw-Hill - yes, disclosure) even as we speak - no, wait, that's a terrible cliche to use. Scratch that. I am reading the book, and I will try and put up initial impressions next week. In the meantime, go check the book out. Take note that this is a massive 1000+ page book, so it's not exactly a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sort of a bedside read.
If you get the e-book version, I gather it's got some additional and more recently updated material on Trellis visualizations as well as Exalytics and the 220.127.116.11.2BP1 release.
- Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide, by Mark Rittman (Paperback, Kindle)
- McGraw-Hill: Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide : Book (Publisher's Book Page)
Happy reading, and take care.
27 Sep, 2012, Bangalore