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VSS Newsletter July 2003

In this monthly newsletter we inform you about recent and upcoming events in Vlamis Software and the Oracle business intelligence and data warehousing communities. We hope you find this information helpful.

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VSS participates in Oracle Reference Forum on 9iOLAP and BI Beans

As mentioned in our June 2003 Newsletter, we participated in an Oracle Reference Forum focusing on 9i Database OLAP Option, JDeveloper, and BI Beans. This call has been archived in the Oracle References on Demand system.

To listen, dial U.S. Toll Free 888-567-0816 and dial 14 when prompted. The presentation slides are available on our website and are also available for download as a PDF file at our technical papers page.

While replaying the audio portion of the call, you have the following options:

  • 7 = Rewind 30 seconds
  • 8 = Pause
  • 9 = Forward 30 seconds

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Charlotte Momich for her dedication to making this event a success.

VSS Presents at ODTUG Conference

Dan Vlamis presented two sessions and sat on the BI/DW panel at this year's ODTUG conference. The highlight of the conference was the volleyball tournament with the "Oracle VP Team" inching out "Team 7" to make it to the finals. Other highlights were showing how Oracle Warehouse Builder, Oracle9i OLAP, AW Manager, Oracle Enterprise Manager, JDeveloper and BI Beans can be used to take data all the way from a data warehouse to a Java-based application for business analysis. There was a lot of interest in the BI/DW panel on how 9iOLAP added capabilities to Oracle9i relational analysis and how customers migrate from Express to 9iOLAP.

As always, papers are posted on the web site under "Technical Papers".

VSS Giving 9iOLAP and BI Beans Class

VSS is presenting its "Developing BI Applications with Oracle 9i OLAP and BI Beans" class in July. This course can be presented as-is or customized for your purpose, whether it is presented at VSS's training facilities in Kansas City or at a client location. See our training page for more information or call us at 816-781-2880 to sign up for classes.

VSS Creates OLAP Proof of Concepts for Oracle Customers

VSS has shown several customers the value of Oracle9i OLAP and BI Beans using the customers own data. By seeing their own data in a simple-to-use ad-hoc query environment, customers can better make decisions on IT investments. Contact us today if you are interested in seeing a demonstration of Oracle9i OLAP or BI Beans.

Learn by Example on OTN

Readers familiar with Chris Claterbos's May 2003 OTN Technical Article Oracle9i Business Intelligence Beans: Making the Move and those wanting real-world examples, will benefit from the Oracle by Example Series on OTN (Oracle Technology Network--free membership login required) Users are presented with step-by-step examples for implementing business intelligence technologies such as "Using Oracle 9i Materialized Views", "Using the OLAP Analytic Workspace" and "Analyzing Business Information" as well as many other valuable topics.

VSS to Present at OracleWorld

Vlamis Software will be presenting a session titled "Using OWB to create OLAP Warehouses" at OracleWorld in San Fancisco. You can get more information, icnluding abstracts of all sessions, about OracleWorld (September 7-11, 2003) at Contact us if you plan to attend so that we can arrange a time to meet with you.

Prior Newsletter Articles

We feature breaking news in the "Headline" section of our home page at More news items can be found on our news page at An archive of our newsletters going back through 2002 can be found at

Our June 2003 newsletter featured the following articles:

Our May 2003 newsletter featured the following articles: