Tuesday, January 20

Somebody Save Me!!!

To show you one of life's simple lessons, When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

From the book - The Alchemist

So true!!
An Oracle specialist here at work .. isnt ready to believe that I can do the Oracle installation. And I ended up hearing his lecture for hours.

Monday, January 12

Light at the end of the tunnel!!

When countries like US and UK are sending back Indian professionals.. here comes a good news.. HAIL DENMARK

Happy Pongal!!

uuuff...That was a long gap!!
10 days .. And I dindt have access to my blog!!
Missed it so much..

Last 5 days were worst. I was ordered to sit inside a room for straight 7 hours everyday!! And the worst part was... I was forced to hear someone who was non coherently uttering some nonsense. I hope you would gave guessed it by now.. Yup!! I was attending a training. Trained in yet another new DW tool called OBIEE. And I had a great time fighting with the trainer (full story reserved for a seperate post).

Anyways .. enough of my ramblings..
Happy Pongal to all of you !!
Happy Maattu pongal to all maakkals

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, January 2

Simply Divine!

This 31st December was best ever year end that I have ever had!!

I had the previlege of attending a katcheri by Sri Sri Vidhyabhushana Theertha Swamiji at the Raghavendra temple at Ayanavaram, at the occasion of inauguartion of their charitable trust called "Sri Raghavendra Granthalaya".

Swamiji's songs and his voice were simply divine. He sang some of Purandara Dasa and Kanaka dasara padgalu.

I was very disappointed when my all time favourite song "Pillangoviya chelluva Krishna", which is one of kanaka dasara padagulu, was not a part of the concert.. But I did enjoy every moment of the song "Ishtu Idhna e Vaikunta Eshtu dooravu" .. It was simply divine...
And I am glad that I was blessed enough to see Swamji.

And to share the bliss with you all.. Here is the kannada song which I love the most..

pillangoviya cheluva kriShNana elli noDidhiri
rangana elli noDidhiri?
elli noDidha alli thaan illa dhillavendu baalla jaanaru

nandhagopana mandhiragaLa sandhugondinali
chandha chandhaha Gopaala baalara vrundh Avanadadali
sundharaangadha sundhariyara hindhu mundhinali
andhadhAkala kandharugaLa mundhe mundheyali

su mangala yoga yogadhali
aagamarthadhoLage maaDuva yaaga yaagadhali
shreege bhagya naasha vaarthipa bhoga bhoghadhalli
bhagavatharu sadhaa baagi paaDutha raagaraagadhali

charaachara dhoLage janangalaache eecheyali
kEcharEndranasuthana rathada chauka peetadhali
naachade maadhava emba bhakthara vaachakangaLali
meechukonDadha purandhara vitthalana lochanaagradhali

The meaning of this song can be seen at this site..

Thursday, January 1

What is Data Warehouse?

When somebody asks me this question, I would be giving the most repeated answer which you will find on any DW textbook or DW site. The answers are:

consistent store of relevant data for reporting
Store of data for analysing the business.

When the same question was asked to a set of freshers in my team, there came a rush of multiple intresting, rib tickling answers..

Warehouse which stores data is called data warehouse.
Data in the warehouse is called data warehouse
A warehouse full of data.
Basically theoretically conceptually usually it is a relational database like RDBMS. Datawarehouse - enakku laddu aana avarukku boondhiya theriyudhu (meaning Concept of DW differs from person to person)
Datawarehouse - Saravana storela poyi car bomma vaangalam aana car vaanga mudiyadhu. (meaning Adhoc queries are not really adhoc)
Finally .. concludingly.. Net netDatawarehouse is all about dabbas (showing the architecture diagram - dabbas all servers )
OLTP and OLAP rendum goodsu vandiyum express trainum maadhiri.

All these wonderful dialogues came up during a datawarehouse knowledge sharing session. All freshers entered the conference room well prepared for the discussion. Similar to Vadivelu's dialogue ‘enga aNNan karunchiruthai parambarai. Bus la kambi pidikaama dhaan povaar’, these guys said, "naanga ellarum IT pasanga. Conferencekku nettu irundhu definitions download pannithan varuvom" .

one team member was asked to present the DW concepts. I could clearly read her thoughts. It said "ennai vetchu comedy keemady pannaliye"

After the session, the person who took the presentation looked very enthusiatic. To quote the person ... (to be read in Vadivelu style in the movie Giri)

Oru paththu peru enna 12th floorla irunthu 2nd floorkku oru liftulu iluththundu oru conference roomukku ponanga. Anga room nadula nikkavechu question questionaa kettanga. enna kekkaranga edukku kettangannu onnume puriyala. Aana ella questionnukkum answer pannen. kadaiseela oruththar sonar .. neenga romba nallavaru. Unga presentation romba nalla irukku. evvalavu kettalum answer pannareenga"