Oracle Business Intelligence is perhaps the most complete and comprehensive Business Intelligence platform technology, but because it is so powerful and flexible, careful consideration must be given to the visual interface design in order to maximize investment returns. We can show you how to edit and improve your own dashboards and demonstrate cutting-edge visualizations you can do in OBIEE.

Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

The only Oracle Press guide to creating effective visual presentations of Business Intelligence data quickly and easily.


Visual Analyzer and Best Practices for Data Discovery

Oracle's new Visual Analyzer tool is especially designed for data exploration, whereas traditional OBIEE dashboards tend to be designed for data explanation. How do you provide best practices for how to explore data, since this tends to be more ad hoc in nature? What training and guidance beyond the built-in suggestion engine should you employ? How do and when should you include Visual Analyzer insights on existing OBIEE dashboards? How does Visual Analyzer change the way we visualize data and develop analyses and dashboards? Join the conversation as we explore these topics in an engaging presentation.

Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence

Oracle BI is a comprehensive, powerful, and flexible Business Intelligence platform. We will evaluate several dashboards from a data visualization perspective, showing you how to edit and improve your own dashboards and demonstrate cutting-edge visualizations you can do in OBIEE. You'll learn dashboard design best practices, along with specific dos and don'ts from real-world implementers and authors of the Oracle Press book of the same title. You'll see how to extend OBI's native visualizations with Java script and advanced tools, and see how to adapt and modify your current dashboards, visualizations, and analyses for use with mobile devices.

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service Live Demo

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle featured their new Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) in multiple keynotes during Oracle OpenWorld, including a live demo by Larry Ellison. This seems to be a validation of the title that we chose for our Oracle Press book Data Visualization for Business Intelligence 11g. It is obvious that Data Visualization is an important new area of emphasis for Oracle. DVCS is Oracle's cloud delivery of Visual Analyzer (VA), a new option to Oracle Business intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c. VA is a central part of Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS). BICS delivers much (but not all) of the OBIEE functionality, with the standard Answers and Dashboard front end, but also the VA front end. DVCS delivers just the VA front end, leaving behind the rest of OBIEE. For customers that don't want to have to deal with the intricacies (and don't have a need for the benefits) of the OBIEE RPD mapping process, this could make a lot of sense. Just upload your Excel spreadsheets to DVCS and start visualizing the data yourself. Sure, if you have a couple spreadsheets, you'll have to map how the columns relate (join) to each other. But this mapping exercise is designed to be done by end users, not IT professionals. Join Oracle ACE Director Dan Vlamis during an IOUG BIWA Techcast to see a live demonstration of this new cloud service by Oracle and see for yourself why you should be at least signing up for a trial account so you can see how data visualization cloud service can enable your end users to create visualizations of their data with minimal or no involvement of IT.

Oracle BI SampleApp v607 and Resources

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, as he demonstrates Oracle Business Intelligence using the latest release V607 from the Oracle BI SampleApp team. Featuring hundreds of dashboards, analyses, and scripts, SampleApp is known in the Oracle BI consulting community as THE go to platform for showcasing the full capabilities of Oracle BI. Release V607 of SampleApp runs on version (first 12c patch release) of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. Expect a fast-paced presentation with a live demo using a brand new SampleApp image. Dan will also show additional free visual analytic demo tools and techniques for BI and analytic professionals. This platform is geared towards Oracle BI (and Data Visualization Desktop) users, allowing them to learn new techniques, and even to download additional visualizations into the Oracle BI platform. All content shown is available for free from Oracle and Vlamis.