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BIWA Summit 2013

BIWA Summit 2013

Early Bird Registration ends December 14th for BIWA Summit 2013. This event, focused on Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Analytics, is hosted by the BIWA SIG of the IOUG on January 9 and 10, at the Hotel Sofitel, near Oracle headquarters in Redwood City, California. Vlamis will be well-represented at the conference, coordinating all of the hands-on labs, as well as presenting hands-on labs: Oracle Business Intelligence 11gó- A Quick Start, Using Map Views and Spatial Analytics in OBI 11g Hands On Lab, and a session on Visualizing Data Cubes with Multiple Products.

Be sure to check out the many featured speakers, including Oracle executives Balaji Yelamanchili, Vaishnavi Sashikanth, and Tom Kyte, and Ari Kaplan, sports analyst, as well as the many other speakers. Hands-on labs will give you the opportunity to try out much of the Oracle software for yourself--be sure to bring a laptop capable of running Windows Remote Desktop. Check out the Schedule page for the list of over 40 sessions on all sorts of BIWA-related topics. See the BIWA Summit 2013 web site for details and be sure to register soon, while early bird rates still apply.

Vlamis Presenting at BIWA Summit, RMOUG, Collaborate, ODTUG Kscope

Join us at any of the upcoming events:

We will be presenting various sessions at these events. See our blog and Papers and Presentations page of our web site for further details.

Take Your BI to the Next Level with the New Simba XMLA for Oracle

Simba is launching an exciting new offering that enables powerful query and analysis of your multi-dimensional data. With the new Simba XMLA Provider for Oracle OLAP 2.0 you can connect to your OLAP cube from any business intelligence client that issues XMLA commands. Continue using your favorite BI applications such as SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, IBM Cognos or Microstrategy. Simply connect to the XMLA service and everything works!

In conjunction with the release of XMLA for Oracle, Simba is providing an informative and dynamic webinar at 9am PST/11am CST/12pm EST/on December 13. Register for the webcast on our website, and you will learn:

Second Annual OpenWorld 2012 Unauthorized BI and Analytics Scoop Session

Dan and Tim kibbutzed their way through what they saw, heard, (and didnít hear) at Oracle OpenWorld 2012. The session featured Dan and Tim's light-hearted take on Larry's big announcements and what it all means for the real world of Oracle BI, big data, and analytics. Specifically, they discussed: Exadata X3 and other BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS; Oracle Cloud, Cloud formations, and other weather phenomenon; the Buzz on BI and Analytics. You can view this scoop session on our website under the title "Second Annual OpenWorld 2012 Unauthorized BI and Analytics Scoop Session".

Oracle OLAP Data Load Sets World Record

Oracle's Sparc T4-4 system produced world record workload capacity with Oracle's OLAP environment. The cube had a 3 billion row fact table with four dimensions, and it ran 3,500 cube-queries/minute against the OLAP cube with an average response time of .15 seconds. Check out the full blog post on our website.

Test Drive Oracle BI, BI Publisher, and OLAP with AWSAmazon Web Services logo

We teamed up with Amazon Web Services and Oracle Corporation earlier this year to provide the first-ever public site that lets you try three Oracle products free of charge at any time. Oracle Business Intelligence, BI Publisher or OLAP running against Simba each have their own hands-on instances with exercises in each session, designed to specifically highlight the capabilities of each program. You can stick with the program and complete the exercises in an hour, or you can go "off road" and explore the software yourself. No installation is required; only Windows Remote Desktop, which you may already have. You can view the webcast provided jointly by Vlamis and Amazon Web Services, which walks you through how to register for and use Amazon Test Drive.

Amazon Web Services runs many internet websites today. They have the capacity to launch thousands of servers at a moment's notice. As a result, we can bring you a full instance of Oracle software to evaluate and run in minutes rather than waiting days or weeks. Take a test drive at

Vlamis at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Oracle OpenWorld

Thank you to those of you who attended our session at OpenWorld 2012, "Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Data Visualization Best Practices". It was a great success, with over 140 attendees! For those who were unable to attend, you can see the presentation on our website.

Also, for the third year in a row, we co-hosted a BI reception with Simba Technologies (and this year arcplan as well). This is quickly becoming the event at OOW for focusing on Oracle OLAP.

Vlamis Specialized in Oracle BI Foundation 11g

Dan Vlamis, Tim Vlamis, and Brian Terry were among the first people to earn the credential Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. This new test for the 11g release was made available at the Oracle Partner Network Exchange @ OpenWorld conference for the first time. Please join us in congratulating them on their certification.