Test Drive the OBIEE - Sample Application (V309 R2)

We're thrilled to announce that SampleApp V309 is now available. While you can download SampleApp V309 for yourself, you can experience it yourself right now by taking Oracle technology for a "Test Drive" with step-by-step instructions on how to use this technology. We use SampleApp V309 as the basis for our test drives.

We have test drives for the following Oracle products:

All you need to do is register with a company email address and in the time that you can receive an email, you can be running the SampleApp application yourself—no diskspace or download required. We do not test all of SampleApp V309 (just our scripts), but the core OBIEE functionality against the Oracle database (including analytical options) should work on our Test Drive image. Please let us know about any issues. For a quick preview of SampleApp, try our OBIEE Test Drive to run this any time you want, download the virtual box machine image and run it yourself on your own hardware. Our thanks go to the SampleApp team for making this great resource available to the Oracle community!

For more information on SampleApp V309 see the SampleApp web page and their excellent YouTube channel.

Vlamis at OOW 2013

We are honored to have been selected to present Big Data, Bigger Insights with Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle SQL Developer with Charlie Berger, Oracle Data Mining product manager. The session is taking place Monday, September 23 at 3:15 in the Marriott Marquis Salon 3/4. Check the session catalog for complete course details.

If you are unable to attend the hands-on lab, we'd love to see you at the events we are participating in. Even more, we'd still love to schedule a dedicated meeting with you. There are several ways to meet up with us this year:

  • At the Oracle Data Mining Hands On Lab
  • At the reception we are co-hosting Tuesday evening (see below)
  • By appointment in the Amazon Web Services booth (415 Moscone South)
  • By appointment in the HERE, a Nokia Business booth (2232 Moscone South)
  • At the Oracle Data Warehouse Global Leaders Forum

Reception at Oracle OpenWorldOOW Reception

Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 PM, we are again co-hosting a reception with Simba Technologies. Oracle product managers will be in attendance, along with consulting experts from Simba and Vlamis. This is the event at OOW for focusing on Oracle OLAP. And yes, there will again be those delicious burgers and ribs! If you are still interested in attending, RSVP to

Oracle Test Drive Update - KDNuggets and Others

We're getting some great feedback and exposure from our Oracle Test Drive.  We now have 5 test drives of the following technologies:

  • Oracle BI
  • BI Publisher
  • Excel Analysis of OLAP Data
  • Data Mining
  • Map Views in OBIEE

All of these are available at  Each one has a one to two hour exercise that you can go through, but you're free to go "off road" and explore on your own.  Where else can you get your very own dedicated instance of Oracle software for free for up to five hours?

Some of the recent exposure includes:

Please let us know if you end up featuring this as well.

Vlamis Presenting In Omaha March 24 at Heartland OUG

On March 24, 2011, we are co-sponsors and presenting at the free all-day Heartland Oracle User Group meeting in Omaha. As of this writing, this all-day event has 20 breakout sessions on many diverse Oracle-related topics. See the Heartland Oracle User Group blog entry for a complete listing of the breakout sessions, including the three sessions being presented by Vlamis Software Solutions:

  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Update

  • Changing the Way Executives Visualize Corporate Data with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

  • Fast Complex BI Analysis with Oracle OLAP

Please let us know if you will be attending so that we can set up a time to meet with you.  Click here to register.

Vlamis in Chicago Presenting OBIEE 11g with NAVTEQ March 22

OBIEE 11g Map ScreenshotOn March 22, 2011, Vlamis Software will be presenting at the event "Maps Change the World of Business Intelligence", along with Oracle at the NAVTEQ World Headquarters in downtown Chicago.  This event will focus on some of the exciting new features of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, including the new map views and the OLAP visualizations with live demonstrations.  We have given webcasts on this subject before, so you can get a preview of the event by visiting our 2010 Papers and Presentations page and viewing our presentation Creating Dashboards with Maps in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g.  Register for the event and get more information by emailing

Please let us know if you will be attending so that we can set up a time to meet with you.

See below for more information about the event.