Vlamis Newsletter August 2017
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August 2017 Newsletter
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Webcast on DVD 3.0 New Features August 29 12pm Central Time

Registration is now open!

See live and be “in the know” about new features to be added to Oracle Business Analytics products such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Data Visualization Cloud Services (DVCS), Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS) by seeing a live demo of the latest features added to Data Visualization Desktop (DVD). Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, as he breaks down the exciting new features in Data Visualization Desktop 3.0 (internally known as 12.2.3), available July, 2017 from Oracle. Also joining us will be Philippe Lions, Senior Director, BI and Data Visualization at Oracle to help answer any questions you may have. Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of DVD, on as many of the new features as time allows such as:

Data Visualization
Graphical confidence levels
• Top & Bottom N Filters
• New Waterfall & Boxplot Visualizations
• Duplicating & re-ordering canvases
• Chart & Axis layout additional options

Data Sources
• Generic ODBC / JDBC support
• Support for O-Data, Oracle Docs
• Source data from remote OBIEE subject areas
• Additional text delimiters (e.g. csv files), undo in query builder

Data Prep
• Enhanced Convert-to-Date feature
• Set time grain level & format for time objects

Data Flows
• Improved flow-chart UI
• Deliver output to remote connection (e.g. Oracle DB or Hive)
• Merge columns step, additional expression functions

Console & Administration
• Custom Visualization plugins upload screen
• Custom map layers support & upload console

Just like our previous demonstrations of new BI releases (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), we will give a live demonstration of as many of these features as we have time for. We will also include an update on the new Oracle Analytics Cloud Store, where you can download many additional visualizations and see additional demonstrations of Oracle BI technology. Register and join on time to ensure you can view the webcast—attendance is limited!

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Vlamis to Present at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

We are excited to announce that Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis will be presenting at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco October 1-5, 2017. This year presentations include:
Using Ravello in the Cloud as a Customer and a Partner [CON5302]
Predictive Analytics and Oracle Data Visualization Case Study [CON4828]

The schedule builder will be available at the end of August, so please be looking for us and sign up to attend. Follow @VlamisSoftware and #VlamisOOW17 for all breaking news regarding our activities and presentations at OpenWorld. Bring your friends and let us know what you think!

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Join Us for our Annual OpenWorld Reception

We are happy to invite you to our annual OpenWorld reception on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking. In addition to food and drinks, we will incorporate some visualizations and analytics in the festivities—we’ll just leave it at that, so bring your conference badge and your phone. For more information and to request an invitation, visit our website.

Dan and Tim hope that you will be able to attend their sessions. With over 1000 sessions and over 50,000 people, it can be tough to find a time to meet at Oracle OpenWorld if we leave it up to chance. Please send an email to Doug if you are attending so we can help find a time to meet with Dan or Tim during this conference.

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For Organizations New to Predictive Analytics, Bet on a Process and Not on a Project

Tim recently wrote an informative blog entry about getting your corporate management on board with using predictive analytics and data mining algorithms.

Tips for Migrating OAC and BICS

When working with an Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud or Oracle Analytics Cloud instance that has been migrated from one environment to another, your users may encounter an "access denied for user to path" error when performing actions that access their profile files. They may also not be able to see their "My Folders" folder or are unable to disable the Product Tour. See how we handled this issue in Jon’s blog.

Maps! Everyone Loves Maps!

Everyone loves maps! Arthur Dayton wrote a blog entry for ODTUG explaining why many companies aren’t using them and how that can all change with Oracle DB 12c and OBIEE 12c. Reexamine use cases for maps today!


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