Vlamis Software Solutions

40 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, MO 64068


Now Available! New book from Oracle Press: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g


Vlamis's Test Drive Program on New AWS Platform!

The Big Data, Oracle Advanced Analytics and OBIEE test drives all now reside on AWS's version 3.0 platform, which makes for a more user friendly experience.  Enjoy the drive!

Check it out at: http://www.vlamis.com/td/



Register for BIWA Summit 2016 and Save $100

"Super Early Bird" registration for BIWA Summit 2016 (Jan 26-28, 2016 at Oracle headquarters) is $249 today and tomorrow! Book today and save $100. This special rate will end tomorrow, September 15th at midnight PST.

Why choose BIWA Summit 2016?

  • Hands-on-Labs
  • Customer stories, told by the customers
  • Educational sessions by Practitioners and Direct from Developers
  • Oracle Keynote presentations
  • Presentations covering:  Advanced Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Data Warehousing and Integration, Spatial and Graph, SQL
  • Networking with product management and development professionals

You can get more information at www.biwasummit.org, including a link to all of the details about BIWA Summit 2015 where you can see the full list of presentations last year.

The Call for Speakers is on-going through November 2, 2015. Submit your abstract(s) for BIWA Summit 2016 and share your stories.


Looking for Participants in Oracle BI 12c Beta

We are already working with a few companies that are helping to proviude real-world examples of Oracle BI 12c migration stories.  Let us know if you can join us in evaluating Oracle BI 12c during the beta period.  We're especially looking for example RPD files to be migrated from Oracle BI 11g to Oracle BI 12c so we can help Oracle shake out any issues with the migration before they button down the release.  What do you get out of it?  The chance to see how *your* specific design reacts to the enhancements in Oracle BI 12c and the chance to see what the enhancements in 12c will enable you to do in the future.  Contact us today if you are interested in participating because this window of opportunity will close soon since the beta period only lasts so long.


Join Vlamis at BIWA Summit 2016

The following sessions will be presented by Vlamis Software Solutions at BIWA Summit 2016:

  • Visual Analyzer and Best Practices for Data Discovery
  • Preparing for BI 12c Upgrade

Other presentations are still being evaluated, so watch this space in the future.  Indeed, I encourage you to submit additional abstracts in the "call for presentions" open on the web site. 

We are very much looking forward to the BIWA Summit 2016 conference, to be held January 26-28, 2016 at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California.

Please consider joining us.  Sign up before the Super Early Bird registration deadline and save an additional $100 off of the conference admission price.


Top 10 Reasons to Attend BIWA Summit

Shyam Nath, my co-chair of BIWA Summit 2016, posted an excellent article on the top 10 reasons to attend BIWA Summit.  Oh, and if you have not heard, Super Early Bird registration deadline is September 15, so save yourself $50 and sign up in the next two weeks.

  1.  More than 50 presenters and 10+ exhibits—all related to Big Data, Analytics, BI, Spatial and IoT
  2.  Explore hot, new trends— in the Oracle ecosystem.
  3. Accelerate your Big Data / Analytics transformation—learn how to innovate and differentiate from fellow customers.
  4. Experience the software for yourself— well planned Hands on Labs.
  5. Meet one-to-one with industry experts—ask questions, get answers on what advanced analytics can do for you.
  6. Get on the inside track to what’s next—find out what is on the Product Roadmap from the Oracle Product Managers.
  7. And did we say have a lot of food and fun while doing it all.
  8. Meet some of the Global Data Warehouse and Big data Leaders.
  9. Bring back home professional socialization memories and Tips that you can put to use next Monday morning at work!
  10. Enjoy the great Oracle HQ campus, go for a walk along the lake.

There you go!  Sign up today at www.biwasummit.org.


Cumulative Feature Overview Tool for Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery

While bouncing around the web in search of knowledge the other day I came across a blog post by Paul Anderson about a very useful tool I was unaware of called the Cumulative Feature Overview Tool for Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery.

The tool will produce a report showing the feature add-ons between successive generations of Oracle's EPM, Business Intelligence or Big Data Discovery software by allowing you to select a current release and a target release.

Very handy!  

Now if they would only create a tool showing us the differences between the different product lines I'd be really impressed. :)