Test Drive

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.

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.

OBIEE Test Drive Live in Orbitera with SampleApp 406

Vlamis's OBIEE and Map Views test drive has successfully migrated to the newest AWS platform and is ready for use, completing the migration of all Vlamis test drives to the new platform:

Our OBIEE test drive now also features the newest release of SampleApp v406.   SampleApp v406's upgrades include Mapviewer version 5 and Oracle Database 12c with the full pluggable database installed.

All three of our test drives run using actual Oracle software in Amazon Web Services's EC2 environment.  All three also give you hands-on experience with the software and a tour of the features. You can also use the environments to test the software "off-road" in your own way. If, after registration, you need additional time or need further instructions, simply send an email to testdrive@vlamis.com and we would be glad to help you.

Vlamis Test Drive Updates

We at Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc. have been working hard to give you some updates to Vlamis' Oracle Test Drive program, and we wanted to let you briefly know about them. 

As a reminder, our test drives run with the actual Oracle software running on the Amazon Web Services EC2 environment.  They give you hands-on experience with the software and a tour of the features. If, after registration, you need additional time or need further instructions, simply send an email to testdrive@vlamis.com and we would be glad to help you.

First, we are offering Oracle's new Big Data test drive, which is made up of five individual hands on labs that explore both Big Data and NoSQL Access to the Oracle Database.  The data used is from Oracle Big Data Lite's MoviePlex.  You can sample and see the inner workings of a movie streaming company.

Second, the Oracle Advanced Analytics test drive is now using Oracle R version 1.4 as well as SQL Developer 4.0. In addition, both the Advanced Analytics and Big Data test drives are using Amazon Web Services’ new test drive launch platform, version 3.0. The new launch process is more user friendly. Once a test drive is launched, there is a video as well as written instruction that takes you through the start-up process, typically taking no longer than ten minutes.

Lastly, we are in the process of migrating our OBIEE and Map Viewer test drives to Amazon’s new platform, and when they move, they will also be migrating to the newly released SampleApp 406.  These changes are rapidly approaching, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, you can still access both of test drives in their current version.

Thank you for allowing Vlamis to be your Oracle test drive resource!  We appreciate your support.