Brian Malone

Brian Malone

BusinessObjects Universe Developer ATO Safety & Technical Training, FAA

I have been working with BusinessObjects for over 15 years.  I started as an SQL and Crystal Reports developer shortly before BusinessObjects acquired Crystal Decisions and subsequently started working with BusinessObjects. I developed Universes, WEBI reports, SQL, and Crystal reports for XM Satellite radio for 6 years. We used Oracle as our backend database.  I then took a job with a small insurance company providing insurance to colleges and universities at United Educators. I wore a lot of hats there as it was a very small company. I developed the ETL (using mostly stored procedures), developed SQL, Universes, reports, and administered the system for 7 years. We used Microsoft SQL Server. We had the BusinessObjects Edge system and utilized the InfoSols InfoBurst product at United Educators.  InfoSol installed and developed United Educators system. I met Paul Grill while there when I attended IBIS in 2013.  Currently, I’ve been working with the FAA for 3 years where I mostly develop and maintain Universes. I also assist with ETL (BusinessObjects Data Services) and troubleshooting report issues. I also teach Web Intelligence classes once a month, so I still work with WEBI, but do very little report development these days.  I have converted many UDT universes to IDT, both at United Educators and now at FAA. I have completed around 20 such conversions.  We do still have some UDT universes for various reasons at the FAA.

The Pros and Cons of Converting Universes to IDT – A User’s Perspective

It is estimated that up to 40% of BusinessObjects users have not converted even 1 UDT universe to an IDT Universe. Yet SAP has made it clear that UDT will be going out of support in the next couple of years. So now is the time to start converting to IDT. This information-packed session will […]

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