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VSS Newsletter February 2008

In this newsletter we inform you about recent and upcoming events in Vlamis Software and the Oracle business intelligence and data warehousing communities. We hope you find this information helpful.

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Using Oracle OLAP and Hyperion Essbase Webcast

Vlamis Software Solutions is bringing its 20 years of experience with Oracle OLAP and Oracle BI in general to the Essbase community. We will be sharing our impressions of Oracle OLAP and Essbase in a webcast titled "Using Oracle OLAP and Hyperion Essbase for BI" webcast. In the presentation, I plan to share our "external fair impressions" of the Oracle OLAP and Essbase offerings, focusing on the positive unique (and shared) benefits of each offering and exploring how they could be used together. Please register for the event ahead of time and allow a couple of minutes to download the plug-in before the webcast.

These are the details:

We look forward to sharing our impressions with those that can attend the webcast. I hope to "see you there!"

Vlamis Working with Essbase

All of us at Vlamis Software recently got a chance to get some in-depth understanding of Essbase. It was very interesting. We had always had a healthy respect for the technology, but didn't know a lot about the underpinnings of it. Now, after spending several in-depth hands-on days with several of the top Hyperion (now Oracle) people, we see that Essbase can be a very compelling choice for OLAP implementations. Oracle has now two very compelling "options" for OLAP — the Oracle OLAP option to Oracle Database and Essbase. It would be a very neat story if we could say "for this, you use Oracle OLAP, and for that you use Essbase." But the reality is that each has its advantages and each is a very capable multi-dimensional database. You really can't go wrong with either one.

Look for further information here in subsequent blog entries and at various conferences (including Collaborate 08 in April, 2008) and our Webcast on Oracle OLAP and Essbase.

Seminar on Faster and Smarter Data Warehouses with Oracle OLAP 11g

Do you hear these sorts of complaints from your users or IT department?

We will be presenting a seminar along with Oracle in three cities, focusing on the benefits of using Oracle OLAP 11g (and 10g) to accelerate data warehouses and add additional analytic content. The seminar is geared towards both an executive audience and a technical audience, with a mix of high-level benefits and specific demonstrations. Registrations for these events are filling up fast. Please send an email to Jonathan Clark at jclark@vlamis.com if you would like to attend one of these events in the following cities:

All events start at 8:30am and run until 12:30pm. If you would be interested in seeing a webcast on this, please send us an email so we can gauge interest in this topic.

Collaborate 2008

We are pleased to be presenting seven sessions at Collaborate 2008 this year, including a full-day University Seminar, two expert presentations, and two presentations involving our clients.

Speaker Name Session Title Day, Date, Time
Chris Claterbos U10 How to Use Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) to Solve Real World Problems Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dan Vlamis 207 Oracle BI, Oracle OLAP, Essbase: The Benefits and Cost of Openness Monday, Apr 14, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dan Vlamis 211 Accelerate Your Oracle DW With OLAP 11g Monday, Apr 14, 2008 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mark Thompson 212 Integrating Oracle BIEE with Oracle Analytic Workspaces Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Chris Claterbos 219 Building Cubes and Analyzing Data Using Oracle OLAP 11g Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Dan Vlamis 221 Implementing Oracle BI EE on Top of Oracle OLAP Cubes Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Chris Claterbos 223 Achieving Complex Statistical Modeling with Fast Results Using Oracle OLAP Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Please contact us if you are attending Collaborate 2008. We would like to arrange a time to meet with you during the conference.

Collaborate 2008 • April 13-17 • Denver, Colorado • http://www.ioug.org/collaborate08/

ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2008

Again this year we will be presenting at ODTUG's Kaleidoscope 2008. Dan Vlamis will be presenting "Lies, Damn Lies, and Visualizing Data with Oracle BI" with Tim Vlamis, President of Strategyscape, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in business analysis.

Speaker Name Title
Dan Vlamis Oracle BI Oracle OLAP Essbase-The Benefits and Cost of Openness
Cathye Pendley Building Cubes and Analyzing Data Using Oracle OLAP 11g
Tim Vlamis Lies Damn Lies and Visualizing Data with Oracle BI

Please contact us if you are attending Kaleidoscope 2008. We would like to arrange a time to meet with you during the conference.

Kaleidoscope 2008 • June 15-19 • New Orleans, Louisiana • http://www.odtugkaleidoscope.com

Prior Newsletter Articles

We feature breaking news in the "Headlines" section of our home page at www.vlamis.com. More news items can be found on our Business Intelligence and Datawarehousing Blog at http://www.vlamis.com/blog. An archive of our newsletters going back through 2002 can be found at http://www.vlamis.com/newsletters.

Our July 2007 newsletter featured the following articles:

Our June 2007 newsletter featured the following articles: