Vlamis Newsletter June 2018
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June 2018 Newsletter
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Oracle Releases version 12.2.1.4 of On-Premise OBIEE - Sign up for Our Webcast on New Features

Fulfilling its promise to catch the on-premise release of OBIEE up to the capabilities on the cloud version of OBIEE, Oracle recently released version 12.2.1.4 of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) in April 2018. Oracle has said that they will release Oracle Analytics Cloud more often, but will aim for OBIEE releases about once a year. The features in OBIEE 12.2.1.4 parallel the features in OAC 18.1 (first quarter of 2018), but of course don’t include a few cloud-only features such as support for Day by Day and some of the Advanced analytics features. Of no surprise is the fact that most of the new features focus on the Data Visualization area of the product.

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, as he shows these features in a live webcast and contrasts the differences between OAC and OBIEE. Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of OBIEE (and OAC!) on a new SampleApp image.

Reference the full abstract and register here.
Date and Time: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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ODTUG Kscope 18 Conference

Join Arthur Dayton and Tim Vlamis in Orlando this June for the ODTUG Kscope 18 conference. Together they are sharing four presentations:
• Do the Mashup: How to Get BI Self-Service Data Connections Right
• Advanced Visualizations for Data Discovery and Exploration in Oracle DV
• Future-Proof Your Career: What every Executive Needs to Know about Adaptive Intelligence
• Three Steps Ahead: Making and Visualizing Predictions and Forecasts

In addition, Tim Vlamis will present with Mike Durran of Oracle:
• The Many Ways to Get Your Data into Oracle Analytics Cloud

For more information on these presentations, visit our Presentations Page.

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Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Released

In case you missed the news, the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADWC) was released by Larry Ellison on March 27, 2018. You can find Larry's video here. Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud promises to make setting up a data warehouse dead simple on the Oracle Cloud. You simply define the set of tables, load the data and you can query it. No indexing strategy is needed, and no partitioning; ADWC does it automatically, using Oracle’s Exadata technology. Backups are even automatic. And labor costs will be greatly reduced because there’s just not much to do to keep the service going. By the way, ADWC pairs very nicely with OAC for reporting and visualization purposes. See https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/datawarehouse for more information.

Vlamis in the News

Vlamis Software Solutions has been seeing some press lately.
Tim Featured on Oracle.com Promoting Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service

Analytic Warehousing is one of Oracle's strongest areas. Gartner ranked Oracle as a leader in their latest Data Management Solutions for Analytics Magic Quadrant. Tim had the opportunity to shoot a video endorsement earlier this year on Oracle’s highly touted Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service.

To learn more about analytic warehousing and the differences in designing a warehouse solution for analytic processing rather than for storage, see Dan and Tim’s blog article.
Dan Featured on Forbes.com Article on Autonomous Database

On May 30, Forbes produced an Oracle Voice article entitled, What An Autonomous Database Means To Me: 5 Expert Views.

Since Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service has been available since March, what are real database users thinking about this new technology?

Dan was featured as one of the five experts interviewed for the article.
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Arthur honored by the Oracle ACE program!

Announced at Collaborate 2018: Arthur Dayton has been accepted as an ACE Associate! Arthur joins Dan and Tim Vlamis to the ACE community as recognized experts in Oracle technology. Join us as we celebrate all of Arthur's achievements. Congratulations!

What is an Oracle ACE?

A Proven Oracle Expert
Recognized for their technical expertise, Oracle ACEs contribute knowledge with articles, technical advice, blog posts, and tweets. Join the community and learn from their insights and experience.
A Three-Level Program
The Oracle ACE program supports community advocates at each stage of their careers. All you need is a willingness to share your knowledge with peers.
Oracle ACEs are working in over 55 countries around the world.
Find out more by visiting Oracle‘s website.

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Machine Learning and You: K-Means Clustering

Tim Vlamis addresses some of the common misconceptions around machine learning in his latest blog entry. As Tim states, "We are seeing a tremendous amount of interest in people wanting to learn more about machine learning, AI, data mining, and predictive analytics." Follow the link to learn more about how we work with clients to help them understand the best way to proceed with machine learning!

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Recent and Future Presentations

Analytics and Data Summit - March 20-22, 2018
• Architecting for Analytics
• Hands on Lab: Machine Learning 101 with Oracle Data Miner and ADWC's Machine Learning Notebook
• Level Up -- The Technologies you Need to Learn to Stay Relevant in Analytics
• Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics in the Oracle Analytics Cloud
• Sensing, Seeing, and Showing: Visualizing Data in Oracle Analytics Cloud
• Hands on Lab: Property Graph 101 for the Completely Clueless

Migrating from OBIEE to OAC Webinar - April 4, 2018 11:30am CDT
• What‘s Involved in Migrating from OBIEE to OAC?


Collaborate IOUG - April 22-26, 2018
• Introduction to Machine Learning in Oracle Analytics Cloud
• Getting from Answers/Dashboards to Data Visualization

Collaborate OAUG - April 22-26, 2018
• Future-Proof Your Career: What every Executive Needs to Know about Adaptive Intelligence
• Do the Mashup: How to Get BI Self-Service Data Connections Right
• Using Node.js to Make OBIEE the Application You Always Wanted It to Be

ODTUG Kscope 18 - June 10-14, 2018
• Do the Mashup: How to Get BI Self-Service Data Connections Right
• Advanced Visualizations for Data Discovery and Exploration in Oracle DV
• Future-Proof Your Career: What every Executive Needs to Know about Adaptive Intelligence
• Three Steps Ahead: Making and Visualizing Predictions and Forecasts

• The Many Ways to Get Your Data into Oracle Analytics Cloud

What's New in OBIEE On-Prem 12.2.1.4 Webinar - June 19, 2018 at 12pm CDT
• What's New in OBIEE On-Prem 12.2.1.4