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VSS Newsletter September 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 Business Analyzer Online Evaluation

By taking advantage of Sun's Java Webstart technology, we are able to bring you a fully-functional evaluation copy of the thick-client version of VSSBA without you having to install it locally. It runs from within your web browser.

To access it, simply go to and follow the instructions.

OracleWorld 2003 September 7-11

OracleWorld 2003 starts September 7. If you are attending, we would love to meet with you in person. We are presenting "Using OWB to create OLAP Warehouses" on September 8 and will be attending all week.

If you cannot attend, be sure to watch the live coverage of the event, including live streaming video, webcams, and chats, at Oracle's website: We will share important announcements regarding 10gOLAP in next month's newsletter.

Keep Eye Out For OLAP

The Oracle9i OLAP release will improve many of the 9iOLAP stored procedures and introduce the Analytic Workspace Manager (AWM). AWM allows for the creation of Analytic Workspaces based upon relational OLAP cubes contained in the OLAP Catalog. Management of Analytic Workspaces is now much easier. This patch makes great strides to making the use of 9iOLAP easier and shows how Oracle is dedicated to continuing to improve upon their great OLAP engine. This is the patch many of you have been waiting for! Expect more information on this release in our next newsletter or contact us for more information. Call or email us if you want us to notify you the day this release is publicly available.

See and for up-to-date patches for all of your Oracle systems.

IOUG Live! 2003 Call for Presenters Opens

IOUG has announced its call for presenters for the IOUG Live! 2004 conference. The conference will be held in the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada. April 18 - 22, 2004. To submit an abstract for consideration to present and receive a free pass to IOUG Live! 2004, see IOUG's website at: by October 6, 2003.

For more information about the IOUG Live! 2004 conference, watch IOUG's website for more details as they are announced.

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 August 2003 newsletter featured the following articles:

Our July 2003 newsletter featured the following articles: