Presentations | 2017

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BIWA Summit

January 31 - February 2, 2017 • Redwood City, CA • Website

Data Visualization for Oracle BI 12c and Visual Analyzer

Presented by Tim Vlamis and Dan Vlamis

Oracle's 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.
This presentation updates the popular presentation on Data Visualization for Oracle BI 11g, updating the topic for the 12c release.

Business Analytics in the Oracle 12.2 Database: Analytic Views

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Cathye Pendley

Analytic Views (a new feature included in Oracle Database 12.2) change the way you build analytical applications. Analytic Views are created in a similar way to regular relational views, but allow you to add multiple levels of data and calculations that insulate your application from complex SQL necessary to calculate even simple concepts such as time series, share calculations and aggregations.
Analytic Views can be defined against a variety of data sources, including In-Memory column stores, regular tables, external tables, even Big Data SQL.
Analytic Views move concepts typically associated with Business Intelligence applications into the database. Come see how a sample Application Express (APEX) application provided by Oracle can expose calculations and hierarchies created with Analytic Views to users without a middle tier.

Data Visualization at SoundExchange - A Case Study

Presented by Cathye Pendley and Olly Wray

SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit organization that collects over $3 billion in digital performance royalties from Pandora, SiriusXM and most every American music streaming service and then distributes the money to over 110,000 artists and copyright holders. SoundExchange embarked on a mission to improve the quality of its Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) reports and dashboards. Come learn about the development of best practices and establishment of a standards manual that helped lead the effort. Hear about how executives are gleaning new insights from improved visualizations and dashboards in a live OBIEE system.

Hands on Lab: Learn Predictive Analytics in 2 hours!! Oracle Data Miner

Presented by Charlie Berger, Tim Vlamis, Brendan Tierney, and Karl Rexer

Come learn how predictive analytics can be. Oracle Advanced Analytics provide a range of powerful data mining algorithms in the Oracle Database for problems such as predicting customer behavior, anticipating churn, identifying up-sell and cross-sell, detecting anomalies and potential fraud, market basket analysis, customer profiling, text mining and retail market basket analysis. Oracle Data Miner’s “drag & drop” workflow GUI makes it easy and generates SQL scripts to accelerate enterprise deployment. Experts will be on hand to help guide you through the basics of predictive analytics and answer your questions about how to best apply predictive analytics.

From Zero to Oracle BI Cloud Administrator Hero

Presented by Jonathan Clark and Arthur Dayton

This will be an end-to-end walkthrough of the administration functions of Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS). Attendees will have an understanding of the methods and vocabulary to manage and administrate the Oracle BI Cloud Service and will have the basic knowledge to create and deploy BICS.

Topics will include:

Service Management
  • Allocating services
  • Database connections
  • RPD imports
  • Catalog management
  • Backups
  • Development to production migration
  • User session management
  • Caching and indexing
Data Management
  • Data snapshot management
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Uploaded data management
  • Archive creation
  • Map data management
Security
  • User management for each level of user from account and service administrators to end users
  • Security policy roles and application
  • Data model access security policies and their application
  • Firewall management

Moving Virtual Machines to the Cloud (and Back) Painlessly?

Presented by Arthur Dayton and Dan Vlamis

In this presentation we will discuss the current options available for moving various types of virtual machines to the cloud and the challenges inherent in doing so. We will discuss how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service compares to other major players such as AWS and how products such as Ravello may actually make a true dev / test / prod hybrid cloud practical. Vlamis will share insights from the experience of deploying their own business applications in the cloud and engage attendees on their own experiences.

Clustering Data with Oracle Data Mining and Oracle Business Intelligence

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Data clustering models are among the most common and most useful predictive analytic techniques and are fundamental to understanding complex and highly dimensioned datasets. They're perfect for segmenting customers and markets, identifying hidden patterns when businesses have hundreds of locations, and organizing products in new ways. We’ll review OBI 12c and Oracle Data Visualization’s new automatic *Cluster* function and show demonstrate the concepts behind clustering. Learn the differences between Oracle Data Mining three clustering algorithms, K-Means, O-Cluster, and Expectation Maximization and when to use each. You'll hear how to interpret the hierarchical structure of Oracle's clustering algorithms and explain the results of clustering models to executives and other lay audiences. This session will be a combination of lecture and live demo of Oracle Data Mining using SQL Developer's Data Miner extension and BICS. Because clustering algorithms are an unsupervised data mining technique, their analytic workflows are some of the simplest to build and the results are some of the easiest to explain. Many analysts want to use predictive analytics but are unsure where or how to start. This session offers an easy first step that has great application for nearly every business. If you've always wanted to do predictive analytics but weren't sure where to start, come learn how to leverage Oracle's Advanced Analytics option and get going.

Forecasting and Time Series Analysis in Oracle Business Intelligence

Presented by Tim Vlamis and Dan Vlamis

Forecasting is one of the most universally required (and reviled) business functions in analytics. OBIEE and Data Visualization now have the ability to automatically generate sophisticated forecasts with the click of a mouse. We’ll explain how OBI uses R to construct both exponential smoothing and ARIMA models. We’ll contrast the model choices and review when to use each and go into both how the automated models work as well as more configurable scripts. We’ll also cover some of the most common *gotchas* that we’ve encountered in generating forecasts in real world implementations.

Oracle BI at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Cathye Pendley

How do a bunch of rocket scientists use Oracle BI to manage their business? Join this case study to see how JPL keeps track of how they track their projects, whether it be internal projects, or projects to send spacecraft to Mars. Included are assessments of various BI tools, data warehouse schemas, methods to manage metadata, and data visualization. We will also cover benefits of moving to Oracle BI version 12, including Data Visualization and the implications this has for data exploration and how this changes how JPL provides ad-hoc access to their data.

Hands on Lab: Deploy Custom Maps in OBIEE for Free

Presented by Arthur Dayton and Dan Vlamis

For many there is a misperception that deploying map views is hard or requires additional licensing on their database or purchasing 3rd party map content. In truth, everything you need to deploy map views is either freely available or included in your OBIEE license and you can have map views up in running in almost no-time. If you haven’t deployed maps in your OBIEE environment but have always wanted to come to this session to learn about how you can get them up a running all by yourself without having to buy anything. This hands on lab will focus on showing users how to deploy a map in OBIEE 12c from start to finish. We will show attendees how to utilize Map Builder to import a shapefile into the database and create a dynamic theme for use inside of OBIEE on top of eLocation background maps. We will also cover how to use new free functionality in the Oracle 12c database and Map Editor to easily create custom territories and other custom geometries that can be exposed in Answers, Visual Analyzer and Data Visualization Desktop.

RMOUG Training Days 2017

February 7 - 9, 2017 • Denver, CO • Website

Data Visualization for Oracle BI 12c and Visual Analyzer

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Data Visualization is THE hot topic in business intelligence. Join analytics experts and authors of the Oracle Press book: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence to learn all about Oracle BI’s latest capabilities including Visual Analyzer for data discovery, Day-by-Day (new “situationally aware” feature), and how to get the best business value from OBI. 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. We will also discuss how and when should you include Visual Analyzer insights on existing OBIEE dashboards and cover techniques tips from real-world scenarios and implementations.

SROAUG Conference and Training Day 2017

February 24, 2017 • Los Angeles, CA • Website

Getting Started with Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Everyone wants to integrate data mining and predictive analytics into their finance and business processes, but where do you start when your team members aren’t data scientist PHDs and you’re loathe to send your data to an outside firm? We’ll compare the predictive analytics capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence with in-database tools like Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise. We’ll review the central importance of visual analytics and give examples of data visualization best practices. We’ll cover how to identify projects with the highest ROIs and how to properly scope projects according to where you are on the analytics maturity curve. You’ll learn about standing up sand box instances versus leveraging the cloud. Bring your questions and concerns, your best ideas for potential projects, and be ready for a highly interactive, informative session.

Data Visualization Best Practices for Oracle BI

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Data Visualization is THE hot topic in business intelligence. Join analytics experts and authors of the Oracle Press book: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence to learn all about Oracle BI’s latest capabilities including Visual Analyzer for data discovery, Data Visualization Desktop’s data flow and prep features, and how to get the best business value from OBI. 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 Oracle Business Intelligence. We will also discuss how and when should you include Visual Analyzer insights on existing OBIEE dashboards and cover techniques tips from real-world scenarios and implementations.

NCOAUG Training Day

March 10, 2017 • Oakbrook Terrace, IL • Website

Data Visualization Best Practices

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Data Visualization is THE hot topic in business intelligence. Join analytics experts and authors of the Oracle Press book: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence to learn all about Oracle BI’s latest capabilities including Visual Analyzer for data discovery, Data Visualization Desktop’s data flow and prep features, and how to get the best business value from OBI. 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 Oracle Business Intelligence. We will also discuss how and when should you include Visual Analyzer insights on existing OBIEE dashboards and cover techniques tips from real-world scenarios and implementations.

Collaborate 17 - IOUG

April 2 - 6, 2017 • Las Vegas, NV • Website

Oracle Big Data Science

Presented by Tim Vlamis and Dan Vlamis

Oracle offers data scientists and those with an Oracle background who are interested in learning data science the opportunity to perform highly sophisticated analytics on humongous data sets without requiring years of specialized study and arcane knowledge acquisition. Using Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle Big Data SQL, and Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop complement each other exceptionally well and provide an extraordinary capability unmatched by patchwork systems cobbled together. You’ll see how to conceptualize and approach analytics common to most every organization and understand which tools to use in what order. Like other scientific disciplines, data science requires a thorough and well-grounded approach to the analysis and understanding of data. You’ll see how to use Oracle’s most powerful tools for processing massive data sets in Hadoop.

Big Data and Oracle Tools Integration: Kafka, Cassandra and Spark Creating Real Time Solutions

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Jeffrey Shauer

The session will go over understanding the value of Big Data Tools (Kafka/R/Cassandra/Spark/Cloudera) and how to integrate and best use those tools within the Oracle environment of Oracle DB, Hyperion Planning and OBIEE. We will review the reasons for integration, how to integrate, and integration best practices. We will also view a demo integration of all of these Data Sources and show a drill down to details across multiple data sources.

The solution components include the following pieces. Kafka is the data source messaging system that will transport the data from source systems. Spark Streaming pulls data out of Kafka and performs ETL/Machine Learning Analytics and then transfers the data into Cassandra DB for storage. Solr DB is also be installed on one of the Cassandra nodes to extend query capabilities.

OBIEE is used to visualize and connect to the Big Data Solution, which will also contain Hyperion data. The goal for the solution is that users should not have to care about the data source, they should care about getting the key data that they need.

Collaborate 17 - OAUG

April 2 - 6, 2017 • Las Vegas, NV • Website

Developing a Strategic Connection with Business: Oracle Business Analytics at Beckman Coulter

Presented by Erik Lavin and Tim Vlamis

With 90 years of history and one of the most diverse foundations in the technologically competitive medical lab equipment industry, Beckman Coulter has a large and demanding user base. From a high energy sales force to a data loving team of service engineers and from a unit of high-powered data scientist researchers to a kaizen loving group of plant controllers and finance professionals, the Business Intelligence and Analytics team at Beckman Coulter must bring together rock solid data models while enabling creative and flexible ad hoc analytic development. Hear how Beckman is looking to the future with OBI 12c and Data Visualization while developing and their depth in predictive analytics.

Oracle Database Insider

May 5, 2017

For Organizations New to Predictive Analytics, Bet on a Process and Not on a Project

Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 032

May 15, 2017

Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 032 Featuring Tim Vlamis

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group GLOC 2017

May 17 - 18, 2017 • Cleveland, OH • Website

Data Visualization for Oracle BI 12c and Visual Analyzer

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Oracle's 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. This presentation updates the popular presentation on Data Visualization for Oracle BI 11g, updating the topic for the 12c release.

Forecasting and Time Series Analysis in Oracle Business Intelligence

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Forecasting is one of the most universally required (and reviled) business functions in analytics. OBIEE and Data Visualization now have the ability to automatically generate sophisticated forecasts with the click of a mouse. We’ll explain how OBI uses R to construct both exponential smoothing and ARIMA models. We’ll contrast the model choices and review when to use each and go into both how the automated models work as well as more configurable scripts. We’ll also cover some of the most common *gotchas* that we’ve encountered in generating forecasts in real world implementations.

ODTUG Kscope 17

June 25-29, 2017 • San Antonio, TX • Website

Starting with Oracle Data Science in the Cloud

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Everyone knows they should be integrating data mining and predictive analytics, but it can be challenging to discuss the merits of a project before team members share a common understanding of data science and predictive analytics. We will share a detailed outline of the best practice methodology for getting clients started with Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise, how we develop that common understanding using "live" software, and how to facilitate brainstorming sessions to identify projects with the highest ROIs. We'll share excerpts from our 3-day start up process to create a common set of skills and knowledge through hands-on learning with live software and complemented by expert guidance for placing tools and algorithms within a broader analytics context. We’ll help you stand up instances in in the cloud, do data science projects on your data, show you how to use Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R, and help you pick the right starting point for your organization.

Predictions and Seeing the Future Clearly: Tales from the Trenches of Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Everyone wants to integrate data mining and predictive analytics into their finance and business processes, but how do you set yourself up for success when your team members aren’t experts in data science or predictive analytics and you’re loathe to send your data to an outside firm? Through an exploration of real-world case studies, we’ll share best practices for getting started with Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise and compare it with the predictive analytics capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence. We’ll review the basics of adaptive machine learning algorithms and offer a simple way to understand what they are doing. We’ll cover how to identify projects with the highest ROIs and how to properly scope projects according to where you are on the analytics maturity curve. We’ll discuss standing up sand box instances versus leveraging the cloud and also cover the tradeoffs for finance versus marketing versus logistics/operations data science projects. Bring your questions and concerns, your best ideas for potential projects, and be ready for a highly interactive, informative session.

New Release of Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) Webinar

August 29, 2017

DVD 3.0 New Features

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Philippe Lions

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

Oracle OpenWorld 2017

October 1-5, 2017 • San Francisco, CA • Website

Using Ravello in the Cloud as a Customer and a Partner

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Jonathan Clark

Whether providing a demonstration, a training course, or even working on a development environment, Vlamis Software Solutions turns to Ravello for its ability to quickly create a fully functional server environment with minimal effort, saving time and money on installation and configuration. Since Ravello is cloud-hosted, it allows engineers to collaborate on the same project even though they may be hundreds of miles apart. In this session learn why Ravello dethroned AWS for all of Vlamis’s cloud and virtualization needs.

Perspectives on Machine Learning and Data Visualization in Oracle Analytics and BI

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Tim Vlamis, Gabby Rubin, and Jennifer Williams

According to Harvard Business Review, “the most important general-purpose technology of our era is artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning (ML) — that is, the machine’s ability to keep improving its performance without humans having to explain exactly how to accomplish all the tasks it’s given.” Oracle will be showcasing its new Machine Learning capabilities of the Oracle BI product stack, including Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) during Oracle OpenWorld. But what if you want to see this more up close and personal or ask YOUR questions during the session? Join us for a more intimate session where you can see a live demo of the Machine Learning capabilities in OAC 4, including how the software will automatically find the attributes with the most information content. Come join us for the free breakfast, the engaging conversation in a more intimate atmosphere so that you can get your questions answered and for leading consulting practice Vlamis's perspective on Machine Learning. Oracle product management as well as Vlamis implementation experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Vlamis will also react to the new machine learning capabilities and discuss how this will change the way analytic systems are designed and built. We will demonstrate as many of the new features as we have time for.

Predictive Analytics and Oracle Data Visualization Case Study

Presented by Tim Vlamis, Dan Vlamis and Erik Lavin (Beckman Coulter)

In this session hear how Beckman Coulter used Oracle Cloud, R, and Oracle Data Visualization to teach predictive analytics and create significant returns through an intensive workshop program. Dozens of participants from across the business used internal Beckman data to work on their own business cases, but were guided by expert proctors. More than 30 initiatives or projects resulted directly from this effort. See what tools and processes were used, what necessary preparation steps were taken, and how the workshop was delivered. If your organization demands ROI on projects quickly, attend this session to see how to expand into predictive analytics more broadly and understand the ability of visual analytics to produce fast insights.

Heartland Oracle Users Group Conference 2017

October 26, 2017 • Omaha, NE • Website

Update on Oracle Business Analytics

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Analytics is all over the news and was featured at Oracle OpenWorld this year. Hear the latest features that were added in Oracle’s Business Analytics offering, as announced at Oracle OpenWorld. One of the exciting features is the ability to integrate Machine Learning into Oracle’s Analytic offerings. The software now suggests the attributes of your data that you *should* be looking at. Come and learn about these new features as delivered in Data Visualization version 4, and how this will help you analyze your own business data.

Visualizing Event Data in Your Business: A Case Study

Presented by Arthur Dayton

Individual events affect your business. So why is it that we always seem to look at sums and averages? In this case study, we will examine the application of a business intelligence tool on measuring the safety of the transportation industry. It’s all about events that take place in a traffic corridor, at specific points in time. We will show how we built a custom visualization to display these events. Of course, we all want to decrease accidents, but if we cannot track individual events, how can we ensure that we are making our roadways safer? Come hear (and see!) how we are handling event data in Oracle Business Intelligence in a live demo of a custom-built system.

Integrating OBI with D3 to Expand Built-in Functionality

Presented by Arthur Dayton

Many organizations encounter situations where they have report requirements that simply cannot be achieved with the built-in functionality of Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI), including Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). However, OBI provides the functionality to integrate your data with JavaScript libraries such as D3 to create custom interactive visualizations in Answers, Data Visualization, and Data Visualization Desktop. This session will show you examples of what is possible based on real-life business cases using freely available open source libraries such as D3. We will also discuss the steps for integrating external libraries with OBI, and provide an overview of what libraries are available to create custom visualizations.

East Coast Oracle Users Conference 2017

November 6-8, 2017 • Raleigh, NC • Website

Getting Started with Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Tuesday, November 7th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Salon C

Everyone wants to integrate data mining and predictive analytics into their finance and business processes, but where do you start when your team members aren’t data scientist PHDs and you’re loathe to send your data to an outside firm? We’ll compare the predictive analytics capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence with in-database tools like Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise. We’ll review the central importance of visual analytics and give examples of data visualization best practices. We’ll cover how to identify projects with the highest ROIs and how to properly scope projects according to where you are on the analytics maturity curve. You’ll learn about standing up sand box instances versus leveraging the cloud. Bring your questions and concerns, your best ideas for potential projects, and be ready for a highly interactive, informative session.

New Release of Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) Webinar

November 9, 2017

DVD 4 New Features

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Would you like to be among the first to know about the latest features of Oracle Analytics? Fresh out of Oracle OpenWorld: the headline latest is the new Machine Learning capabilities in the Oracle BI stack. Learn about this and all the other 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 joining Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions in a live demo of the latest features added to Data Visualization Desktop (DVD).
Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of Data Visualization Desktop 4 on as many of the new features as time allows. Just like our previous demonstrations of new BI releases (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), we will give a live demonstration of as many of these features as we have time for, including:
  1. New Home Page
  2. New Visualization control experience
    1. Properties Pane
    2. Copy/Paste/Duplicate canvases and visualizations
  3. New Column controls for date/time, auto-binning
  4. New narrate experience
  5. New data flow steps, including create Essbase cube step
  6. Machine learning
    1. ML attributes explain feature
    2. ML train and apply OOB Models
    3. ML Custom scripts upload and apply
    4. ML Model scenarios
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.

New York Oracle User Group

December 7, 2017 • New York, NY • Website

Data Visualization for Oracle BI 12c and Visual Analyzer

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Oracle's 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. This presentation updates the popular presentation on Data Visualization for Oracle BI 11g, updating the topic for the 12c release.

New Release of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Webinar

December 19, 2017

OAC 4 New Features

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) brings the power of Oracle BI to the Oracle Cloud, including the headline from Oracle OpenWorld: Machine Learning. See a live demonstration of OAC 4. OAC prior version customers: add Machine learning and lots of other new features. BICS (BI Cloud Service) and DVCS (Data Visualization Cloud Service) customers: control your own instances and license Oracle Analytics software by the OCPU instead of having to license by user. OBIEE (Oracle BI Enterprise Edition) customers: move your content to the Oracle cloud to save on administrative headache and add new features.

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he breaks down the exciting new features in OAC 4. Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of OAC, on as many of the new features as time allows. Features that debuted in Data Visualization 4 for Desktop are covered more fully in the November 9 webcast, but will be summarized. Just like our previous demonstrations of new BI releases (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), we will give a live demonstration of as many of these features as we have time for, including:

Recap of DV4 features shown on November 9:
  1. New Home Page
  2. New Visualization control experience
  3. New Column controls for date/time, auto-binning
  4. New narrate experience
  5. New data flow steps, including create Essbase cube step
  6. Machine learning
New OAC 4 features:
  1. Data limit truncation warnings
  2. Narrate enhancements for groups
  3. Data flow enhancements
    1. Sequences for Data flows
    2. Data flow scheduling
    3. Renaming steps
    4. Create Essbase cube step
  4. BI Publisher consuming XSAs
  5. Essbase new features
  6. Admin / Console new features
    1. Content embedding
    2. Data replication
    3. Email deliverables
    4. Map Viewer console
    5. Import / export TCM models
  7. Public API support
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.

Dates content of webinar are subject to change.