Presentations | 2019

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New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 19.1.1

February 27, 2019 12:00pm Central • Watch Replay

New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 19.1.1

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle Analytics Cloud version 19.1.1 is not a major release, but it includes improvements and enhancements over the previous version, some of which may be very important to you. These enhancements are in areas such as administration, data sources & data visualization, Essbase, and more. Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he walks through the new features. Just like our previous presentations (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), this webinar will include a fast-paced presentation with a live demo of OAC including as many of the new features as time allows. New features we plan to cover include:

  1. Administration
    1. Choose objects to migrate between OAC instances via Snapshots
    2. Console Allows Config Changes & Restart Services
    3. Catalog Manager Connecting to OAC
    4. DSS/Data Prep Public Rest APIs
    5. Quick Start Templates – Easier to Create OAC instances
  2. Data Sources & Data Visualization
    1. Easier to Create ADW and ATP DB Connections
    2. Suppress row on/off, show duplicates (don‘t summarize)
  3. BI Publisher
    1. Bar File inclusion
    2. Essbase POV Parameter Support
  4. Essbase
    1. Essbase RDC connector
    2. Oracle Autonomous Database support
    3. Calc Tuple Support
    4. Auto generate aggregate views
    5. New Gallery templates
    6. Start/stop ability from PSM UI for Oracle Managed
    7. Smart View support for Ancestor On Top
    8. Outline Support for Alias Tables in Web UI
    9. Cube Designer - Formula Editor members tree
    10. New Gallery Templates
    11. Bar File inclusion

Introduction to OAC Running on ADW

March 6, 2019 12:00pm Central • Watch Replay

Introduction to OAC Running on ADW

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) enables you to visualize your data, obtain new insights, and make knowledgeable decisions, all using your data. If you load your data into an Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW), it’s even easier, since you simply load and go. No indexes needed!
Join this short webinar to see how easy it is to load data and immediately start exploring and even build complex dashboards that expose the power of predictive analytics on your data. The data can come from the cloud, your on-premise databases, or even Excel spreadsheets.
The webinar will be presented by Vlamis Software Solutions, known for presenting live demonstrations of Oracle’s latest versions.

Analytics and Data Summit

March 12-14, 2019 • Redwood Shores, CA • Website

Automating Pay-As-You-Go Oracle Analytic and Other Cloud Instances

Presented by Jon Clark

Would you like to learn the basics of automating Oracle Cloud and reducing overall costs of running your instances? Oracle Cloud’s pay-as-you-go licensing is a great way to pay for proof-of-concepts, training instances, and development environments. That is, if you remember to turn them off and not leave them running over the long weekend. This presentation includes a step-by-step demonstration of automating the start and stop of Oracle Analytic Cloud. It will give you an understanding of setting up the Oracle Cloud Command Line Interface (CLI), basic scripting, and a how-to for scheduling the start and stop of Oracle Cloud instances.

Architecting for Analytics

Presented by Mike Caskey and Dan Vlamis

This session answers architecture questions related to the overall structure and strategy for an enterprise analytics system. How do we design a data warehouse for analytics purposes? What do we integrate into a central warehouse or maintain in separate data marts? How do we integrate long term storage systems that we need to query only occasionally? Data lakes? Big Data?? What are the tradeoffs with different tools and how much do we invest in custom code? How do we integrate real-time data streaming? What ETL and integration strategies are we going to use? Where and how do we extend our raw data with calculated measures and analytic functions? How do we create a system that has a strong foundation, but can grow and evolve over time? This presentation will draw from real-world data architecture projects that were designed with analytics in mind.

Building Modern Analytic Map Views in Oracle Analytics Cloud

Presented by Derek Hayden and Cathye Pendley

Maps show analytic insights and relationships for locations better than other any other graph type. Learn how OUTFRONT Media super-charged their dashboards and Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Data Visualization projects easily with meaningful map visualizations for their entire sales organization. You’ll see how to best build map layers in the new OAC Data Visualization interface, how to normalize data and present comparative measures, and how to best extend your data sets for drills and presentations at different granularities. You’ll learn the differences between Data Visualization’s JSON map layers and classic OBIEE maps.

Modern Machine Learning with OAC and ADWC

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis

Oracle has placed a major emphasis on Machine Learning, AI, and predictive analytics. AI is built in to OAC and most other Oracle cloud products, but do you know how to leverage it? We’ll contrast building machine learning models in data flows in OAC with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud service. You’ll learn the capabilities and advantages of the different places you can put machine learning models into production. We’ll also cover the business use cases for major machine learning algorithms such as market segmentation, next best product recommendations, and production forecasting.

Billboards to Dashboards: How OUTFRONT Media is Using OAC to Analyze Marketing

Presented by Derek Hayden and Tim Vlamis

As one of the premier outdoor and Out-of-Home media organizations in the world, OUTFRONT Media (Formerly CBS Outdoor) serves America’s largest companies with complex marketing and media planning needs. You’ll hear how OUTFRONT’s analytics team has migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). You’ll hear how sales analytics and location analysis are leading the organization to new analytic insights and how a small team has produced gigantic results.

Collaborate OAUG

April 7-11, 2019 • San Antonio, TX • Website

Smart Targeting Consumers: DX Marketing's Autonomous Data Warehousing Future

Presented by Ray Owens and Dan Vlamis

DX Marketing uses Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Analytics Cloud to analyze millions of customers from its database of consumers across the country. How do you measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign? The marriage of Oracle technology and DX Marketing’s access to consumer data across the country makes all of this possible. In this session learn how we simplified the process of creating a custom data mart for DX Marketing’s customers using Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Analytics Cloud to analyze this data.

Billboards to Dashboards: How OUTFRONT Media is using OAC to Analyze Modern Marketing

Presented by Derek Hayden and Tim Vlamis

As one of the premier outdoor and Out-of-Home media organizations in the world, OUTFRONT Media (Formerly CBS Outdoor) serves America’s largest companies with complex marketing and media planning needs. You’ll hear how OUTFRONT’s analytics team has migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) to Oracle Analytics Cloud. You’ll hear how sales analytics and location analysis are leading the organization to new analytic insights and how a small team has produced gigantic results.

Modern Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis

Oracle has placed a major emphasis on Machine Learning, AI, and predictive analytics. AI is built in to OAC and most other Oracle cloud products, but do you know how to leverage it? We’ll contrast building machine learning models in data flows in OAC with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud service. You’ll learn the capabilities and advantages of the different places you can put machine learning models into production. We’ll also cover the business use cases for major machine learning algorithms such as market segmentation, next best product recommendations, and production forecasting.

Collaborate IOUG

April 7-11, 2019 • San Antonio, TX • Website

Building Modern Analytic Map Views in Oracle Analytics Cloud

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Maps show analytic insights and relationships for locations better than other any other graph type. Learn how OUTFRONT Media super-charged their dashboards and OAC Data Visualization projects easily with meaningful map visualizations for their entire sales organization. You’ll see how to best build map layers in the new OAC Data Visualization interface, how to normalize data and present comparative measures, and how to best extend your data sets for drills and presentations at different granularities. You’ll learn the differences between Data Visualization’s JSON map layers and classic OBIEE maps.

Getting from Answers/Dashboards to Data Visualization

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis

The Data Visualization interface in Oracle BI is great for adhoc exploration of data. Over the years it has been enhanced to allow for multiple "canvases", multiple types of prompts, a story-telling mode, master-detail visualizations, and data actions that allow one visualization to drive another. The "grammar of the graphics" interface is much more compelling to use. Oracle clearly is adding new capabilities to the Data Visualization interface and is not making many changes to the "old dashboard/answers" interface. Clearly the future is in the new DV interface. So...what are the implications for new dashboard development? Can we develop fully-functioning Enterprise dashboards with DV? What features are still missing? When should we rely on custom visualizations? When do we need to use the older-style dashboards? What's involved in migrating older dashboards to the new DV interface? How does the movement to the cloud (and specifically Oracle Analytics Cloud) affect this topic? Come to this session to learn from authors on the book on Data Visualization as they explore these topisc. Is DV the new interface for all dashboards in the Oracle BI environment?

New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 105.2.0

April 23, 2019 12:00pm Central • Watch Replay

New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 105.2.0

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle Analytics Cloud version 105.2.0 has too many big features for us to cover them all in a one-hour webcast, but we’ll do our best! A few of the major themes for this release include: a) closing the gap between two flavors of OAC (various names, but OCI, Autonomous, etc.), Enhanced Visualization Experiences, Collaboration and Actions, Enhanced Data flows, and Enterprise Data Sources. Some of these are big features – you’re going to want to learn about these!

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he walks through the new features. Just like our previous presentations (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), this webinar will include a fast-paced presentation with a live demo of OAC including as many of the new features as time allows. New features we plan to cover include:

  1. Close OCI Admin Gaps
    1. Scale-up
    2. Additional Configure System Settings
    3. Increased System Limits
    4. Usage Tracking
    5. Java-script enablement
    6. Light Write back (Answers)
  2. Enhance Viz Expereince
    1. General UI Enhancements
    2. Improved Auto-Chart & Chart Selector
    3. Enhanced Chart-Vizs Properties
    4. Pivot Table Interactive Formatting
    5. Pivot Table Asymmetric selections
    6. Viz data-copy enhancements
    7. Relative Time filtering
    8. OSM Map Background,
    9. Points cluster layer
    10. Size-by on line layers
    11. Shapes edge & Map Dist. Selection
    12. Data point linked-annotations
  3. Collaborative & Actionable
    1. Project Read only Mode
    2. Sharing improvements
    3. Custom Actions plugins for DV
    4. BIP sourcing from Data Flows
  4. Deeper Data Flows
    1. Undo/redo, zoom, show labels
    2. New Branch Aggregate/Transform steps
    3. Single click rename/delete
    4. Customize Essbase cube outline
    5. DF Inspect details, Hourly Schedules
    6. Enhanced Job monitoring
    7. Enterprise Data Sources
    8. Snowflake Connector
    9. RDC Installer, Direct XSA Connector
    10. RDC New Datasources
    11. Data Prep Experience Enhancements
    12. SSO pass-on for OTBI Datasources

ODTUG Kscope 19

June 23-27, 2019 • Seattle, WA • Website

Modern Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Presented by Tim Vlamis

Oracle has placed a major emphasis on machine learning, AI, and predictive analytics. AI is built in to OAC and most other Oracle Cloud products, but do you know how to leverage it? We’ll contrast building machine learning models in data flows in OAC with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service. You’ll learn the capabilities and advantages of the different places you can put machine learning models into production. We’ll also cover the business use cases for major machine learning algorithms, such as market segmentation, next-best product recommendations, and production forecasting.

Sensing, Seeing, and Showing: Visualizing Data in Oracle Analytics Cloud

Presented by Tim Vlamis

The process of scientifically uncovering insights in complex data sets is one of the most exciting areas of visual analytics. You’ll see how to break down the steps in data exploration so that you discover key findings quickly, efficiently, and comprehensively. Showing and telling others your data stories uses many of the same visualization tools and concepts, but the challenge is making this effective for different people with different backgrounds, skills, and abilities. We’ll cover advanced topics like Sankey, parallel coordinates, trellis, and force vector charts, while reinforcing fundamental principles that lead to exceptionally effective screens of all kinds. Join the author of THE book on Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence as he shares the yet-to-be-tapped potential of Oracle Analytics Cloud and Data Visualization through a series of live demonstrations.

New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 105.3.0

July 10, 2019 12:00pm Central • Register

New Features in Oracle Analytics Cloud 105.3.0

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Oracle Analytics Cloud version 105.3.0 has several new features of special interest to the OAC community. A few of the major themes for this release include: a) administration of OAC instances including start/stop, b) data access including RDC improvements, c) data visualization improvements including natural language narrative, and d) BI Publisher improvements. Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he walks through the new features. Just like our previous presentations (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), this webinar will include a fast-paced presentation with a live demo of OAC including as many of the new features as time allows.

Oracle OpenWorld

September 16-19, 2019 • San Francisco, CA • Website

Billboards to Dashboards: How OUTFRONT Media is Using OAC to Analyze Marketing

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Tim Vlamis, and Derek Hayden

As one of the premier outdoor and out-of-home media organizations in the world, OUTFRONT Media (Formerly CBS Outdoor) serves America’s largest companies with complex marketing and media planning needs. In this session learn how the OUTFRONT’s analytics team migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service to Oracle Analytics Cloud with an Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse backend. Hear what lessons were learned and what best practices to follow for Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Analytics Cloud integration and see how sales analytics and location analysis are leading the organization to new analytics insights. Learn how a small team produced gigantic results in a short time.

Modern Marketing with Oracle Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Database Cloud

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Tim Vlamis, and Ray Owens

Marrying enormous data sets of hundreds of millions of records with web behavioral data for highly targeted marketing is a challenge requiring processing power, speed, and advanced analytics. In this session hear how DX Marketing rode the revolutionary technology wave of database cloud capabilities to deliver stunning marketing programs to its top-tier customers. Using Oracle Machine Learning to build predictive models, Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to manage gigantic data sets, and Oracle Analytics Cloud to produce stunning visual analytics has transformed traditional direct marketing. Hear lessons learned in bringing Oracle cloud technologies together.

The Analytics of Happiness

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Doug Schieder, and Cathye Pendley

What makes you happy? This question is contemplated by the Kaiser Foundation in its study, "Loneliness and Social Isolation in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan: An International Survey." This data formed the foundational data set used in this year’s BI Bakeoff. Several BI vendors, including Oracle, competed in this year's BI Bakeoff. Using the Explain feature of Oracle Analytics, you can find correlations between the causes of happiness and loneliness, and demographics and behaviors of people worldwide. These same techniques can be used to maximize any outcome in your business. In this session visualize all this data using Oracle Analytics Cloud and finally learn what you can do to increase the chances that your kids will be happy.

All Analytics, All Data: No Nonsense

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Shyam Varan Nath, and Charlie Berger

In this session learn from people who have implemented real-world solutions using Oracle's business analytics, machine learning, and spatial and graph technologies. Several Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, and Analytics (BIWA) User Community customers explain how they use Oracle's analytics and machine learning, cloud, autonomous, and on-premises applications to extract more information from their data. Come join the community and learn from people that have been there and done that.

Oracle Analytics Cloud in the Bright Lights of the City of Las Vegas

Presented by Dan Vlamis, Raghav Venkat, and Al Pitts

The City of Las Vegas is a complex organization with broad constituencies, significant requirements for analytics processing, and a huge reporting audience—and Oracle Analytics Cloud provides its analytics foundation. In this session hear how one of the world’s greatest cities has married a comprehensive data model with self-service mashup capabilities, and combined role-based dashboards with data exploration through visual analytics. See how mobile, AI, predictive analytics, and an enormous curated data set are setting the stage for a future of insightful, evidence-based analysis and reporting. Plus see some excellent examples of data visualization design and hear firsthand about strategies and tradeoffs in the Oracle Analytics Cloud implementation.