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» August 2010 Newsletter

In this newsletter is to help you stay informed about recent and upcoming events for Vlamis Software and in the Oracle business intelligence and data warehousing communities. We hope you find this information helpful.

Vlamis Software Solutions is a consulting company specializing in Oracle-based business intelligence and data warehouse solutions. Learn more about us at our web site at Contact us at or (816)781-2880.

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New Look for VlamisOur New Logo

On this newsletter, you'll find a new logo for Vlamis Software Solutions. We're updating our look and clarifying our message. We are also planning to revamp our web site with a new template-based system that will make it easier to navigate our web site. We'll be focusing on our message: "Oracle-based Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Solutions".

TechCast on Sept 8 on Maps in OBIEE 11gOBIEE 11g Displaying Data on a Map

Join us on September 8 at 11am Central time for a BIWA TechCast showcasing the new maps in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. Once we started working with maps during the OBIEE 11g beta program, we were struck by how they can represent complex relationships in spatial data in an intuitive fashion. We are pleased to be presenting this topic along with NAVTEQ and Oracle BI product management. The BIWA SIG of the IOUG will be hosting the TechCast. See our landing page for more information on the TechCast. Send us any questions you would like us to address during the presentation.

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Vlamis Reseller for NAVTEQ® Map Data

We are pleased to announce that Vlamis Software Solutions is now a reseller for NAVTEQ® map data. NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic data, and location data. They also supply the mapping data and location content for Oracle Business Intelligence. We are honored to be selected as the first NAVTEQ reseller focusing on Oracle Business Intelligence. See their press release for more information on our relationship with NAVTEQ. With our relationship with NAVTEQ, we can supply our customers the software, the mapping data, location content, and the consulting expertise to build engaging and informative BI dashboards.

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OLAP Reception Tuesday Night at OOWOLAP Reception

Please let us know if you will be attending Oracle OpenWorld so we can arrange to meet with you. We are hosting a special reception along with Simba Technologies for all of our guests. Simba Technologies produces the MDX provider that allows Microsoft Excel to manipulate data from Oracle OLAP. We have limited space, so please RSVP for your special invitation.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Time: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
5pm - 7pm
Location: San Francisco (walking distance from Moscone Center)
Please RSVP for location.

By Invitation Only. RSVP to

OBIEE 11g Available

As those of you that have followed our blog know, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is now available from Oracle. This huge release introduces over 1000 new features. There are far too many features to highlight here. We are especially pleased to have true OLAP features such as hierarchical columns and custom groups in OBIEE and the new map views (see related article on OBIEE 11g map views). See Chris's blog entry for more information on the new release. We have already started designing systems for OBIEE 11g and look forward to migrating or implementing a new system for you. Updating to the new release is easy! Contact us for more information.

OBIEE 11g Classes Available

Being members of the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Beta Program gave us a head start on the new features in OBIEE 11g. We are ready to share this expertise with you. Our classes are designed to be taught as "virtual instructor-led training", combining the cost savings of computer-based training with the instant feedback of instructor-led training. Look to our web site for more information on these course offerings as they are scheduled or contact us today to discuss having the material presented at your location.

BIC2G New Release Imminent

Vlamis Software is honored to continue to supply the virtual machines that are used by Oracle partners world-wide to demonstrate Oracle EPM software. We are putting the finishing touches on a release based on the Hyperion 11.1.2 EPM Suite. This offering is only for members of the Oracle Partner program. This VMware image is built on 64-bit Windows Server 2008. See for more information.

Upcoming Events

BIWA TechCast

September 8 at 11am Central Time •

Oracle OpenWorld

September 19-23 • San Francisco, California •

OLAP Reception Tuesday Night at Oracle OpenWorld

September 21st from 5pm to 7pm • RSVP to

Collaborate 2011

April 10-14, 2011 • Orlando, Florida •

Prior Newsletter Articles

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