September 23, 2016
Internet of Things (IoT) Oil and Gas

The 2 Hottest Buzz Words in Technology Today

There is a major shift occurring in the oil and gas industry. This shift is being driven by two of the hottest buzzwords in technology today: Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. First, let’s define what these technologies are. Internet of Things (IoT) is the amount of items […]
August 3, 2016
Self-Service Analytics

Is Your Organization Ready for Self Service Analytics?

The Trend Towards Self-Service Analytics – Are You Ready? According to Gartner, a major shift is occurring in the balance of power for companies. Business users and other departments outside of IT need to have access to the data they need for Business intelligence (BI) and analytics and quickly find […]
July 29, 2016
SQL Tech Tip


When doing a union query, is it better to use UNION ALL versus UNION? The UNION will try and eliminate duplicate rows between the two queries and essentially does a select distinct on the entire query. Most of the time when doing a union, users build the queries so that […]
July 13, 2016
Houston IBM Cognos User Group Meeting

IBM Cognos Houston User Group Event

Join Capitalize for a free IBM Cognos User Group meeting on August 2nd in Houston. If you attended our last user group meeting, you saw that this event isn’t an opportunity to sell you anything but rather a gathering of Cognos users exchanging information and providing real value in an […]
April 21, 2016

The Oil & Gas Value Chain

The oil & gas value chain can be put into four general areas: Exploration, development, production and sale of product. The capital and investment costs are usually substantial thus deals and joint costs are usually shared among companies.  They enter into a joint operating agreement or limited partnership and this […]