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Vlamis is now offering the new Big Data test drive from Oracle, and we are looking for test drivers! It is in beta version right now, so you can expect a few rough edges, but we'd appreciate your input. The Big Data test drive is actually comprised of five individual hands on labs that explore both Big Data and NoSQL Access to the Oracle Database.
You can actually try Oracle Big Data Lite's MoviePlex and see the inner workings of a movie streaming company. The registration process for the Big Data Test Drive has been redesigned for an easier, more user-friendly experience. Once a user launches the test drive, there is a video as well as written instruction that takes you through the start-up process. Whereas Vlamis's other test drive offerings use a simple browser connection that offers immediate environment access, the Big Data test drive requires a VNC Viewer and just a few minutes for access to the instance. Once the instance is created is stays live for 12 hours, or until the user shuts it down, whichever comes first.
Collaborate 14 is just around the corner, taking place at The Venetian in Las Vegas, April 7 - April 11. Vlamis will again take an active part in the conference with three BI track presentations: Data Visualization for Mobile Devices for OBI 11g, Making Your Data Warehouse FASTER, Dashboard and Visualization Best Practices for OBI Applications. We are also presenting Managing the Social Responsibility Challenges of Analytics in 21st Century Organizations as part of IOUG's Strategic Leadership Program. We are looking forward to seeing all who are attending the conference, and look forward to the opportunity to get together individually. Call Dan, Tim or Kim and we'll plan a time to get together!
Did you hear the one about Larry Ellison and the in-memory option to the database? . He talked about the newest thing in database analytics at OpenWorld last fall.... Oracle Database's soon-to-be In-Memory option. We had the opportunity to chat with our friends at Oracle about the upcoming release. We are very active with this technology. Beyond just the pure acceleration of queries, expect this option to change what people can do with the Oracle database, especially with analytic queries. There will certainly be more to come soon!
Vlamis has partnered with Oracle to offer two bundles, both designed for easy implementation on a short turn-around (less than two weeks). The first package is the Data Mining Bundle, and the second is BI Solution-in-a-Box. We are pleased to say that we can deliver either bundle in a very short timeframe. Contact us for details.
Oracle's Data Mining Bundle includes:
· Oracle Database Appliance
· Oracle Database 12c, with options
· Oracle Advanced Analytics Option including Oracle Data Mining
· Oracle SQL Developer: Data Miner Add-in (free download)
· Oracle University Oracle Data Mining Techniques course
· Market Basket Analysis Project Deliverable performed on company data
BI Solution-in-a-Box includes:
· Fully integrated BI, including hardware, database, BI and ETL tools
· Oracle Database Enterprise Edition
· Oracle Database Partitioning, Diagnostic, and Tuning Options
· Oracle BI Foundation Suite
· Oracle Data Integrator
· Oracle Linux
· Oracle VM
· Oracle Database Appliance
March 2014 turned out to be a banner month for the team working on Oracle R Enterprise, Oracle R Distribution, and Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop. Tim Vlamis has outlined more details about the release of Oracle R Enterprise 1.4 in our blog. Check it out for information about new package releases available for use in embedded R processes on Oracle Database servers.
Attention all you Kansas City readers! Join fellow Oracle users from around the Kansas City area at the Kansas City Oracle User Group on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. It's free food, free networking and a free informative presentation. And to top it all off, Gates BBQ will be served! Register here or check out the KCOUG website for more information.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Burns and McDonnell Auditorium, 9300 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO