Vlamis Newsletter March 2018
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March 2018 Newsletter
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Analytics and Data Summit

We are counting the days until Analytics and Data Summit 2018 (formerly BIWA Summit), taking place at the Oracle Conference Center March 20-22, 2018. BIWA renamed the conference, developed the tagline “All Analytics, All Data, No Nonsense,” and conference logo to streamline the message of focusing on analytics and data. As we shared in our prior newsletter, there will be lots of great sessions (over 100 breakout sessions including a room dedicated to training with Hands-On Labs!) on topics such as:

• Machine Learning: Cognitive, AI, Data Mining, Advanced Analytics
• Cloud: Public, Private, Hybrid and Cloud @Customer
• Spatial & Graph: Geo-location, Networks, Spatial
• Analytics: BI, Visualization, Mobile
• Data Management: Relational, Hadoop, Spark, Big Data SQL, Warehouses, Streaming
• Application Development: Integration, Development Tools
• Emerging Technologies: IoT, Blockchain, ChatBots.

As Conference Chair, Dan shows up on many of the general sessions, but even without that, Vlamis is presenting several sessions, including:

• Architecting for Analytics
• HOL: Machine Learning 101 with Oracle Data Miner and ADWC's Machine Learning Notebook
• HOL: Property Graph 101 in Oracle Database for the Completely Clueless
• Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics in the Oracle Analytics Cloud
• Level Up -- The technologies you need to learn to stay relevant in analytics
• Sensing, Seeing, and Showing: Visualizing Data in Oracle Analytics Cloud

See this link for a full list, including links for times and abstracts.

By the way, the on-site rates for the conference start on March 18, so make sure you register by March 17. You can use discount code AnDStPatrick to get $75 off of the conference price.

Join us for our upcoming webinar!

We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar about migrating from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). Register now for this informative 30 minute webinar. Read the abstract below to find out more:

What‘s Involved in Migrating from OBIEE to OAC?

You have a significant investment in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE). You hear from Oracle that you should move everything to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). But what‘s really involved in this migration? Why spend more money with Oracle to host an environment that you already have? And what benefits will you experience beyond just the benefits from moving to OBIEE 12c?

The experts at Vlamis Software Solutions will share their experiences in migrating OBIEE to OAC. After a quick demo and some background on the differences between OBIEE and the various editions of OAC, Vlamis will show in a live demo what is involved with OAC and benefits such as:
• Reduced environment administration
• Increased collaboration amongst users
• Additional exploration capabilities of Data Visualization using your existing RPD file
• Combine your curated data warehouse data with additional data sources on the fly
• Ability to add custom visualizations
• Data manipulation capabilities of Data Flows
• Mobile application Day by Day
• Integration with FREE mobile application Synopsis

In this 30-minute webinar we won‘t be able to cover these topics in depth, but you‘ll at least get a handle on the issues involved and know what questions you need to be asking and feel free to bring your questions to the webinar. We look forward to seeing you on April 5 at 11:30am Central time. Registration is now open.


Force Directed Graph Plugin

The Force Directed Graph Plugin is now live on the Oracle Analytics Library! You can use this free plugin to visualize hierarchical data in Oracle Data Visualization Desktop and Oracle Analytics Cloud, just like any other visualization.

For more information visit our Force Directed Graph Plugin page!

Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Videos

We are pleased to provide the following executive quotes for Oracle‘s new Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (being formally launched very soon):

• "The Autonomous Data Warehouse is going to open up opportunities for organizations to put data into the Cloud and use it quickly, and not have to spend as much database administrative time."
• "We're seeing very good performance, and we don't have to spend any time building indexes, tuning, etc., this is all managed by the autonomous database's smart machine learning algorithms."
• "If you want to scale out, it's easy to do so and you don't have to go back and re-configure or re-implement any of the work you've done."

Creating a Property Graph on Oracle Database

Here is the beginning of a blog article by Arthur Dayton:

Oracle Database 12c now includes property graphs, a great feature to analyze relationships in your data, such as finding the most influential people in a social network or discovering patterns of fraud in financial transactions.

Graph analysis can do things that the relational model can't do - or can't do without very complicated queries and expensive table joins. For someone who has never touched a property graph before it can be a little intimidating to get started. It doesn‘t help that most examples seem to start big and kind of assume that you already know what you are doing. So for the people who are interested in exploring the new property graph functionality of the Oracle Database but don‘t have a clue how to get started I thought it would be helpful to put an example together that assumes you don‘t know anything.

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Recent and Future Presentations