Friday
Sep262014

Fourth Annual OpenWorld 2014 Unauthorized BI and Analytics Scoop Session

Join Dan and Tim as they kibitz on what they saw, heard, (and didn’t hear) at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Just like last year, this session will feature Dan and Tim’s light-hearted take on Larry’s (is he going to still do the Sunday session since he’s not CEO?) big announcements and what it all means for the real world of Oracle BI, big data, and analytics. We’ll welcome questions, speculations, and alternative interpretations from other attendees.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

12:00 noon Central time

Space is limited. Reserve your spot.

Brought to you by the BIWA SIG of the IOUG. See www.biwasummit.org for more information on BIWA Summit 2015 conference at Oracle HQ!

For information, see http://tinyurl.com/oow14biscoop

Register here

Tuesday
Aug262014

Oracle OpenWorld Presentation Time Announced

If you are going to Oracle OpenWorld at the end of September and would like to see Dan and Tim Vlamis in action, you are in luck! Their presentation time was just announced:

Session ID: UGF9227
Session Title: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
Venue / Room: Moscone South - 308
Date and Time: Sunday, 9/28/14, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Come and join us! And don't forget to RSVP for the Vlamis reception on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm by sending your RSVP to cgillespie@vlamis.com.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Vlamis Allows the World to Try Oracle Software

All three of Vlamis's Oracle test drives have migrated to the new AWS Orbitera platform. We have free test drives for:

  • OBIEE (2 labs), 
  • Oracle Advanced Analytics (2 labs), and 
  • Oracle Big Data (5 labs) 

The OBIEE 11g Test Drive incorporates the newest version of SampleApp. With this new interface, you only need to register once for all of our test drives. 

In each case, we make Oracle content more accessible, allowing you to immediately use Oracle software with a dedicated virtual machine, alleviating the need to download a VM. There is a lot there, so you'll want to devote somewhere between 30 minutes and 3 hours to the test drive. We even have videos to watch that detail the process while you wait for your own private virtual machine to start up. You connect to your VM via a browser (BI), Windows Remote Desktop (OAA) or VNC (Big Data). 

 You can get more information and spin up your own test drive at www.vlamis.com/td.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Vlamis Presenting and Hosting Reception at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Dan and Tim Vlamis are honored to have been selected to present Dashboard Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (time and place to be determined. Edit: see blog entry on Oracle OpenWorld Presentation Time Announced) at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 being held September 28–October 2, 2014 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

We are hosting an OpenWorld reception on Tuesday, September 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and we want you to consider yourself invited! We’ll nosh on lamb sliders, hand-made buffalo mozzarella, and other delectable goodies while enjoying a craft brew. Come and discuss the analytical options to the Oracle database, the future direction of BI, and the implications of Oracle’s new in-memory option, our test drive program, and our soon to be released Oracle Press book on Data Visualization for Oracle BI 11g. We’d love for you to join us! Let us know if you going to be at OpenWorld in any case. Space is limited, so be sure to email cgillespie@vlamis.com to RSVP and to receive an invitation with the location of this event.

Tuesday
Aug122014

Charlie Berger blogged about Vlamis Test Drive

We have seen an uptick in test drives since Charlie Berger blogged about our Oracle Advanced Analytics Test Drive.  Thanks, Charlie!  We have three major test drives now:

By the way, these test drives have the full functionality of the virtual machines upon which they are built.  So if you want to experiment with SampleApp, simply spin up a test drive.  We do not limit what you do to a defined script.  Go ahead and go off-road.  Just don't expect us to send a tow truck to get you out of a ditch!  If that happens, simply abandon the test drive and we'll recycle the bits for use by you or someone else next time.  If you want more persistent or permanent access to a Test Drive environment let us know and we can arrange that too.