Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2017!

We are happy to invite you to our annual OpenWorld reception on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking. In addition to food and drinks, we will incorporate some visualizations and analytics in the festivities—we’ll just leave it at that, so bring your conference badge and your phone. For more information and to request an invitation, send an email to Carolyn.

Dan and Tim hope that you will be able to attend their sessions. With over 1000 sessions and over 50,000 people, it can be tough to find a time to meet at Oracle OpenWorld if we leave it up to chance. Please send an email to Doug if you are attending so we can help find a time to meet with Dan or Tim during this conference.

Webcast on DVD 3.0 New Features August 29 at 12:00pm Central Time

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See live and be “in the know” about new features to be added to Oracle Business Analytics products such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Data Visualization Cloud Services (DVCS), Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS) by seeing a live demo of the latest features added to Data Visualization Desktop (DVD).  Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he breaks down the exciting new features in Data Visualization Desktop 3.0 (internally known as 12.2.3), available July, 2017 from Oracle. Also joining us will be Philippe Lions, Senior Director, BI and Data Visualization at Oracle to help answer any questions you may have. Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of DVD, on as many of the new features as time allows such as:

  1. Data Visualization
    • Graphical confidence levels
    • Top & Bottom N Filters
    • New Waterfall & Boxplot Visualizations
    • Duplicating & re-ordering canvases
    • Chart & Axis layout additional options
  2. Data Sources
    • Generic ODBC / JDBC support
    • Support for O-Data, Oracle Docs
    • Source data from remote OBIEE subject areas
    • Additional text delimiters (e.g. csv files), undo in query builder
  3. Data Prep 
    • Enhanced Convert-to-Date feature
    • Set time grain level & format for time object
  4. Data Flows
    • Improved flow-chart UI
    • Deliver output to remote connection (e.g. Oracle DB or Hive)
    • Merge columns step, additional expression functions
  5. Console & Administration
    • Custom Visualization plugins upload screen
    • Custom map layers support & upload console

Just like our previous demonstrations of new BI releases (see for a list), we will give a live demonstration of as many of these features as we have time for.  We will also include an update on the new Oracle Analytics Cloud Store, where you can download many additional visualizations and see additional demonstrations of Oracle BI technology. Register and join on time to ensure you can view the webcast—attendance is limited!

Tim Vlamis in a 2 Minute Tech Tip - Data Visualization: Just Say No to the Default Sort Order

Tim Vlamis was asked by Bob Rhubart of Oracle Technology Network to share a 2 Minute Tech Tip during his recent trip to the Great Lakes Oracle Conference in Cleveland, OH.

Tim's tip focuses on the importance of applying your own sort order when visualizing data.

See Tim's speedy (33 seconds!) Tech Tip below or read more from Bob Rhubart!

Dan and Tim are Presenting at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis will be presenting at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco October 1-5, 2017. This year presentations include:

We don't know the dates and times yet of these presentations, but we will post another blog entry when we find out. We have been told that the schedule builder for OpenWorld will be available at the end of August. When it's available, be looking for us and sign up to attend!

Follow @VlamisSoftware and #VlamisOOW17 for all breaking news regarding our activities and presentations at OpenWorld. We are looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Tim Vlamis is Presenting at Kscope 2017

Tim Vlamis will be attending and presenting at ODTUG Kscope 2017. Kscope 2017 takes place from June 25 to June 29, at the JW Marriot in San Antonio, Texas.

This year Tim Vlamis will be presenting:

For more information on Kscope 17 visit

For more information on Tim's sessions, visit our presentations page.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!