Vlamis Newsletter November 2017
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November 2017 Newsletter
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Data Visualization Desktop New Features Webinar November 9

This Thursday! November 9th at 12:00pm Central

Would you like to be among the first to know about the latest features of Oracle Analytics? Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions in a live demo of the latest features of the recently released version 4 of Data Visualization Desktop. Sign up for the webinar today, as registrations are limited. This fast-paced demo will show as many features as time allows for.

Oracle Analytics Cloud New Features Webinar

December 12th at 12:00pm Central

Dan will also be hosting a webinar on the many new features available in OAC 4. Some new features in OAC 4 are based on features available in Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) 4, so consider joining the DVD 4 New Features Webinar to get a preview. Then join us for the OAC 4 New Features webinar to see a recap of those DVD 4 features, plus new features that are only available in the Oracle Cloud!


Oracle OpenWorld Recap

With over 1000 sessions as part of Oracle OpenWorld, it’s impossible to truly capture all of the announcements, but we can at least highlight sessions that Vlamis was directly involved in.

Using Ravello in the Cloud as a Customer and a Partner
Jonathan Clark and Dan Vlamis presented on how Vlamis uses Ravello, both internally and to service its customers.

Predictive Analytics and Oracle Data Visualization Case Study
Tim Vlamis and Erik Lavin of Beckman Coulter presented on Beckman Coulter’s workshop using Advanced Analytics and Oracle Data Visualization to enable over 50 participants to use their own data to jumpstart Oracle Analytics projects.

Vlamis Reception
Vlamis Software held its annual reception and showcased its new Linear Event Map at the reception. You can see pictures from the event in our blog posting.

Vlamis Breakfast with Oracle BI - Perspectives on Machine Learning and DV in Oracle Analytics and BI
New this year, Vlamis co-sponsored with Oracle a special breakfast event where its customers could meet with Vlamis and Gabby Rubin, Senior Director, Business Analytics Product Management at Oracle over breakfast and discuss the machine learning capabilities in Oracle Analytics.

Major Changes for Oracle Analytics / Oracle BI

The entire BI marketplace is moving toward “analytics”, and Oracle is following suit in messaging and in product features. Oracle Analytics (formerly BI) is seeing major changes in 2017 and 2018. These were previewed at Oracle OpenWorld, but here are some areas to watch out for:

• Increased emphasis on machine learning – the ability for the software to tell you what data is of interest and to summarize data automatically.
• Increased emphasis on natural language processing, both as a way to communicate with Oracle Analytics, and as a way for Oracle Analytics to communicate back to you.
• New capabilities with Oracle Analytics Cloud suite, with integration into other Oracle products.
• Increased emphasis on Essbase as a way to accelerate analytic queries and for what-if scenario analysis.
• New integration with Oracle Big Data, with the new Data Lake edition of Oracle Analytics Cloud.
• Emphasis on data flows, allowing analysts to manipulate data coming into OBI without an RPD file.

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Using D3 and OBIEE

" Using D3 and OBIEE" is the latest blog entry by Arthur Dayton. This blog entry gives an overview of how to use the open source D3 library and create custom visualizations in Oracle Business Intelligence. Be sure to continue follow this blog entry as more details will be added soon!

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Analytics and Data Summit

The Analytics and Data Summit 2018 (formerly BIWA Summit) will take place at the Oracle Conference Center March 20-22, 2018 and includes the Spatial and Graph Summit. 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. Expect even more attendees and more sessions this year than BIWA Summit 2017. Holding the conference in March will provide two extra months to get the word out about the fantastic lineup of keynotes, sessions (some already pre-selected by the time you read this) and hands-on labs. Topics to be covered include:

• 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.

By the way, the call for speakers is still open through December 3. Submit your abstract today, since sessions are being accepted on a rolling basis. The Early Bird rate of $449 for the conference ends on December 1, so register soon to get the best rates to attend this one-of-a-kind conference.

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