Time to Go to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3

I cannot believe I first wrote about BI4 in May of 2010. It was a mythical creature at the time…we were still calling it “XI4”. At the time, it was such a huge shift that it made customers re-evaluate the entirety of their investments in SAP BusinessObjects to date. It was the beginning of the […]

SAP BusinessObjects in the Cloud

It’s time to start thinking about SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3. But it’s also time to consider cloud-based analytics. No doubt you’ve heard about SAP Analytics Cloud, a relatively new offering from SAP that can connect to cloud-based data sources as well as on-premise data sources via a connector to your SAP BusinessObjects platform. But did […]

Drawing Clouds

If you’re currently sheltering in-place at home with school-aged children, you’re probably spending your lunch hour making Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. However, if you’re like us, you’ve been drawing clouds. No, not THOSE clouds. THESE clouds. Cloud based-architectures for analytics and web applications. We’re big fans of diagrams.net (formerly draw.io). And thankfully the three […]

Tomcat 404 Error While Listening on Port 80

Windows Updates have their upsides. They keep us safe from bad stuff on our servers. Conversely, automated Windows Updates that go untested can surprise us with unexpected outages. Such is the case today when Tomcat running in an SAP BusinessObjects cluster started throwing a 404 error that oddly…didn’t actually look like a normal Tomcat error […]