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Troubleshooting and Management Best Practices for OBIEE, OBIA and Essbase
Henrik Blixt , Oracle
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 6, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

As environments grow in size and get increasingly complex and fragmented, the number of administration tasks and the associated costs increase rapidly. To address this, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c offers business-driven application and systems management from a single pane, across your entire Oracle stack. In this session we'll take a deeper dive into management best practices with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and how it can be used to simplify and speed up troubleshooting of systems and components that arent performing or behaving as expected. We'll look at how we can find bottlenecks by mimicking end-user behavior and how to drill-down and correlate across the stack if issues occur as well as what preventive and proactive measures we can take to help reduce the time and effort spent fighting fires.

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using BI Publisher
Stephen Bowden , Peloton
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 8, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: BI Publisher

Oracle BI Publisher has the power to amaze users and save time in producing highly formatted and high-volume reporting. So why do many OBIEE implementations neglect to include this important capability? Learn how BI Publisher can play a key role in unlocking the value inside your OBIEE investment. Explore new capabilities such as mobile device publishing, Excel-based templates, and enhanced MS Office integration. Understand what it takes to include BI Publisher in your OBIEE solution.

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Turn Data into Insights in OBIEE 11g: Latest Data Visualization Techniques
Stephen Bowden , Peloton
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 16, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

With each step in the evolution of OBIEE, Oracle has added powerful new data visualization capabilities that turn raw data into insightful information. With that power comes great responsibility. This session will explore the far corners of OBIEE's presentation options and demonstrate best practices for the creation of BI content. Avoid reporting atrocities and examine how the teaching of gurus such as Tufte and Few translate into the OBIEE toolset.

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OBIEE Upgrade: Getting from 10g to 11g
Stephen Bowden , Peloton
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

The latest version of OBIEE adds significant new user functionality, business value, and solution efficiency compared to version 10g. Should I upgrade, or should I wait? What does an upgrade from OBIEE 10g entail? This session explores the new capabilities of Oracle's flagship BI toolset and the implementation details that define an upgrade project. A live demo of the new 11.1.1.7 release will highlight exciting new features!

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Oracle BI Multi-user Development: MDS XML Versus MUD
Stewart Bryson , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

The release of OBIEE 11.1.1.7 provides the ability to develop an Oracle BI repository as a collection of XML documents instead of a single binary RPD file. Included in this functionality is the ability to configure the OBIEE Admin Tool to interact with third-party Source Control Management (SCM) systems as a way of version-controlling the repository development process. This presentation will explore MDS XML functionality in the OBIEE Admin Tool, including how to generate the MDS XML files from an existing RPD file and configure the repository to work with Git as a sample SCM system. The session will also explore how this new feature extends the capabilities of multi-user development for Oracle BI repositories, and how it compares to other pre-existing development options.

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Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Essbase & Relational Part 1
Stewart Bryson , Rittman Mead
Co-presenter(s): Edward Roske, interRel Consulting
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 18, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

In OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), you can create models against multiple disparate sources that pull metadata and facts from relational databases and multi-dimensional sources. A particularly powerful combination is to use Essbase for pre-consolidated cube data with an Oracle database along side for transactional information. This session will utilize the power of both sources to build on the strengths of each. Join Oracle ACE's, published authors, and presumed experts Stewart Bryson and Edward Roske as they demonstrate the fun of metadata development against a sample Essbase database sourced from an Oracle database. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to model complex Essbase options and integrate those with relational sources like the Oracle database.

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Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Essbase & Relational Part 2
Stewart Bryson , Rittman Mead
Co-presenter(s): Edward Roske, interRel
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

In OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), you can create models against multiple disparate sources that pull metadata and facts from relational databases and multi-dimensional sources. A particularly powerful combination is to use Essbase for pre-consolidated cube data with an Oracle database along side for transactional information. This session will utilize the power of both sources to build on the strengths of each. Join Oracle ACE's, published authors, and presumed experts Stewart Bryson and Edward Roske as they demonstrate the fun of metadata development against a sample Essbase database sourced from an Oracle database. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to model complex Essbase options and integrate those with relational sources like the Oracle database

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Virtualizing Exalytics
Mike Durran , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Exalytics

This session will provide an architectural deep dive and discussion of best practices for deploying Oracle virtual machines on Exalytics.

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MBeans - An OBIEE Administrator's Secret Weapon
Mike Durran , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

Attend this session to gain an understanding of how the OBIEE EM management functionality really works and how an understanding of the underlying technology can make your life as an OBIEE administrator easier.

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Endeca in the Oracle BI Enterprise
Charles Elliott , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies

With all the recent buzz around "Big" and "Unstructured" Data, its important to understand how it all fits into the current Oracle BI World. Since the acquisition of Endeca, Oracle is now able to provide these types of analyses both standalone and as an integrated part of the BI stack. This presentation will guide the audience through some of the most valuable and powerful features of Endeca and provide integration strategies when using it along with OBIEE 11g. In addition, attendees will understand how Endeca can enhance other reporting needs in the Enterprise.

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Social Network Analysis with Oracle Tools
Charles Elliott , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 17, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies

Interested in what to do with the vast, unstructured social data on sites like Twitter and Facebook? This presentation will help you discover how to combine social network data, advanced analytics, and visualization to find important patterns in the social web. Demonstrations will use Oracle R and Oracle Business Intelligence with real-world data sets to perform tasks including: acquiring social network data, identifying important members of a network, detecting communities, monitoring sentiment, and sharing your analysis through OBIEE dashboards.

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How to Use Times-Ten as the Cornerstone for Successful BI Implementations on Exalytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Exalytics

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database for Exalytics drives the server's superior performance. Little attention has been given so far as to how the TimesTen database can be used best. This presentation discusses relevant aspects regarding the application of TimesTen for successful BI implementations on Exalytics. Areas that are covered are: - when to use TimesTen, instead of reading directly from source systems - what to cache in TimesTen and what not to cache - when to compute aggregates in TimesTen, instead of doing it in source systems - assessment of different ETL and interfacing strategies, e.g. cache groups, ODI etc.

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Using OBIEE and Data Vault to Virtualize Your BI Environment: An Agile Approach
Kent Graziano , Data Warrior
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

This session will interview the users, design a reporting model, and follow up with mounds of ETL development, keeping the user community in the dark during that development. Familiar? This presentation will demonstrate an alternative approach using the Data Vault Data Modeling technique to build a "Foundation" layer in our data warehouse with an Agile methodology. Using the Business Model and Mapping (BMM) functionality of OBIEE, we can virtualize a dimensional model using the Data Vault Foundation layer to decrease the time it takes to get BI content in front of users. Attendees will see a sample Data Vault model designed iteratively and deployed to the semantic model of OBIEE.

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Hands-on Training: (Basic) Oracle BI Analysis and Dashboards 11g
Nancy Hamilton , KPI Partners
When: Jun 24, 2013, Hands-on Training A, 8:30 am - 11:15 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Hands-on Training

In this hands-on lab, participants will be introduced to the OBIEE 11g interface and learn how to create, view, and modify basic analyses. Delegates will learn how to filter their results and how to add custom views such as charts and pivot tables to their report layout. Participants will build an interactive dashboard with prompts to filter dashboard data in this session. Attendees will also discover how to work with hierarchical columns, a new feature in 11g. No prior knowledge of OBIEE is required.

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Hands-on Training: (Advanced) Oracle BI Analysis and Dashboards 11g
Nancy Hamilton , KPI Partners
When: Jun 24, 2013, Hands-on Training B, 1:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Hands-on Training

This hands-on session is intended for delegates with some prior knowledge of OBIEE. Participants will discover how to work with the Map Viewer feature of 11g and learn advanced filtering and prompting techniques, including filters based on a previous analysis, prompt defaults and constraints, different types of user input and slider prompts. New query features available in OBIEE 11g will be covered, such as selection steps and custom groups. We will also learn how to create an analysis from multiple subject areas and how to combine analyses using set operations.

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Financial Reporting with BI Publisher + OBIEE (Did I Mention Against Relational DBs, Not Cubes!?)
Jeremy Harms , CD Group
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: BI Publisher

For organizations wanting to support ALL reporting needs directly within OBIEE, financial reporting can be very difficult (or nearly impossible) depending on your financial report layouts and/or specifications' complexity. If you don't have Oracle Hyperion tools such as Hyperion Financial Reporting (HFR) or Essbase that comes included in Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite (OBIFS), then you need a different approach to generating financial reports in Oracle BI. Leveraging OBIEE for the data set generation and BI Publisher for layout creation, you can (at least a little more easily) create these types of reports and keep everything within the OBIEE consolidated infrastructure.

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Fusion Applications and Your BI/EPM Investment
Debra Lilley , UKOUG / Fujitsu
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: No Subtopic

Oracle Fusion Applications are here today providing the next generation of applications. They are about having everything the user needs in one place, and that includes information. Fusion Applications is a window on Oracle's Fusion Middleware stack and a very big part of that is BI/EPM and analytics. This presentation will include a small demo of how Fusion looks and is designed to give you an appreciation of how BI/EPM is embedded in Fusion. For anyone thinking of Fusion in the future it will underline that your B/EPMI investment today is an investment in that future and protected.

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Beyond the Import Metadata Wizard:The Top 5 Things You Must Know for Integrating Essbase and OBIEE
John McGale , Performance Architects
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

A comprehensive review of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and Oracle Hyperion Essbase integration and configuration.

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Oracle BI Applications 11g with ODI: What You Need to Know
Kevin McGinley , Accenture
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 PS1 was recently released, adding full support for ODI to the data integration side of BI Applications. This presentation will give details about the new release, including comparisons to previous releases along with demos of how to enable an out-of-the-box ETL run using the new features of ODI, Configuration Manager, and Functional Setup Manager.

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Practical Tips for Using New Front-End Features in OBIEE 11g
Kevin McGinley , Accenture
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

Over the last several releases of OBIEE, Oracle has invested quite a bit of time in adding enhancements to the presentation services for end users. However, many companies are not aware these features exist nor understand how best to use them. This session will provide some tips and techniques for using a variety of new front-end features in OBIEE 11g.

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Performance Tuning the BI Apps
Jeff McQuigg , KPI Partners
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Oracle BI Applications

The BI Apps from Oracle present customers with a nice head start to getting their BI environment up and running. But for many customers, they are just too slow for their user community while running dashboards, reports, and ad-hoc queries. Learn about some of the key techniques you can use to take the BI Apps to performance levels you didn't think were possible.

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Best Practices with Oracle Data Integrator : Flexibility
Gurcan Orhan , BlackSoft Consulting
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 6, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: No Subtopic

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) seems slow when it is installed out-of-the-box. Since it has to comply with different versions of the databases and operating systems, the default installation is not the optimal choice. ODI is a flexible product that can be customized for specific requirements and to implement new features of the database or operating systems. Attendees will learn how to easily create a customized ODI environment. This presentation will demonstrate the flexibility of the Knowledge Module, configuration best practices and the best query response time tips and techniques. It will include information about how to load an extensive number of files quickly with a special algorithm, as well as how to define new or customized data types and analytical functions.

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Integrating Non-Oracle Systems into BI Applications
Kevin Parker , Hitachi Consulting
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 14, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Oracle BI Applications

Oracle BI Applications have provided many organizations with a streamlined way to analyze data in Oracle ERP systems such as EBS, PeopleSoft, and JDE. But, what happens when you need to include data from companies or divisions within companies that are on other ERP/transaction systems? This session will focus on the techniques to leverage universal adapters to integrate that data into the BI application.

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GoldenGate and ODI - A Perfect Match for Real-Time Data Warehousing
Michael Rainey , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies

Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate excel as standalone products, but paired together they are the perfect match for real-time data warehousing. Following Oracle's Next Generation Reference Data Warehouse Architecture, this discussion will provide best practices on how to configure, implement, and process data in real-time using ODI and GoldenGate. Attendees will see common real-time challenges solved, including parent-child relationships within micro-batch ETL.

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INC Research Leverages Oracle Business Intelligence and Metrics to Drive Business Processes
Ramke Ramakrishnan , MarketSphere
Co-presenter(s): Matt Lavery, MarketSphere
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Oracle BI Applications

Attend this session to hear from INC Research, the 2012 Oracle Excellence and MiddleWare Fusion Award Winner. INC will showcase how they took a holistic approach and thought about every area of their business to develop a true competitive advantage and create new revenue channels. By extending their current process of collecting and distributing key financial, project, and clinical data to their customers and leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence, INC developed a next generation, self-service customer portal.

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OBIEE, Endeca, and Oracle R Enterprise Development on Exalytics
Mark Rittman , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Exalytics

This session sets out the unstructured and statistical analysis capabilities of the Exalytics platform to accompany the traditional OBIEE / structured data features. Using the Flight Delays dataset, the session will create an application that first uses Endeca for search/discovery, then creates in-memory BI dashboards using OBIEE, finally using ORE for deep analysis questions using the R statistical language.

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OBIEE and Essbase Integration in BI Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7 - Workspace Returns!
Mark Rittman , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

The 11.1.1.7 release of Oracle BI EE incorporates Essbase into the product install, and provides a combined OBIEE/Essbase platform for high-performance BI and Analysis, optionally hosted on the Exalytics platform. In this session we'll look at this combined architecture, see what role Essbase plays within it and whether Shared Services is still needed, see how Workspace integration with OBIEE is now restored, and see how SmartView provides MS Office integration across both tools.

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Using OBIEE to Retrieve Essbase Data: The Seven Steps You Won't Find Written Down
Edward Roske , interRel Consulting
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

If you've ever tried to find information on accessing Essbase from OBIEE, you'll be scouring badly written blogs for days, because there just isn't much published on this. This session will cover the seven poorly documented steps you must do to make sure your Essbase cube isn't flattened, it's in the correct outline order, aliases appear, and more. If you own Essbase & OBIEE and would like to integrate them, learn these seven steps and you too can start your own badly written blog (no offense).

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Oracle BI 11g High-Availability and Scaling - The Right Way, the Okay Way, and the Wrong Way
Christian Screen , Analytic Vision
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 8, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

Although the Exalytics Engineered Machine is becoming a well-known addition to the Oracle enterprise hardware topology, the machine's adoption has not yet reached critical mass. Achieving redundancy, failover, and a high-availability environment for a mission-critical Business Intelligence system is a best practice, but is seldom implemented. This is usually due to cost, skill, preparation, or other prohibitive factors. This session underscores the importance for implementing an HA OBIEE 11g environment and how to execute this effectively in both Exalytics and non-Exalytics systems. By the end of the presentation the attendees should have an understanding of how proper planning can save a department time and money while adhering to best practices. They will also leave with the knowledge of what skills and resources are needed to build and maintain the prescribed Oracle BI 11g HA environments.

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Strategically Distributing and Deploying Oracle BI Mobile in the Enterprise
Christian Screen , Analytic Vision
Co-presenter(s): Matthew Halso, Analytic Vision
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

The Oracle BI Mobile iPad application is based on a public distribution system via the Apple App Store. Its ability to connect to an organization's non-externalized Oracle BI server typically requires a VPN connection to be opened on the tablet device before levering the OBIEE mobile application. There are tremendous security concerns surrounding opening VPN access to other applications downloaded to the device. This session covers the latest Mobile Security kit released by Oracle and provides a high to mid-level overview of how implementing containerization and an internal application deployment strategy can help achieve ubiquitous mobile deployment and any organization. By the end of this presentation attendees should understand a basic strategy for successfully deploying mobile Oracle BI while adhering to security standards.

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Big Data Analytics: Integrating Hadoop with OBI Using ODI Adapters
Alex Shlepakov , Accenture
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 16, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies

The explosive growth in the amount of unstructured and semi-structured data created in the world continues to accelerate, and analyzing these large data sets will become a key basis for competitive advantage. Technologies like Hadoop have made it easier to acquire and organize data, but we still need to use Analytics tools to realize its full value. This session will cover a detailed approach for using Oracle Data Integrator adapters to integrate and transform data within Hadoop to build a simple analytic model that can be leveraged by OBIEE.

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Monitoring OBIEE/Exalytics Using Enterprise Manager 12c
Venkatraman Subramanian , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

OBIEE Management pack and the Virtualization management pack in Enterprise Manager 12c provide some very interesting and important features for monitoring and management of the Oracle BI software stack. This session primarily dives into these two important areas offered by EM 12c in the context of OBIEE/Exalytics.

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Business Analytics and Spatial Analytics - Leveraging Oracle Spatial in OBIEE
Wayne Van Sluys , JustMe
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

Driving maps are useful in showing us where we are or in providing directions to desired destination. When maps are coupled with Business Analytics and Dashboards they provide a more complete picture of the data. They allow us to quickly see patterns based on geographical relationships that is not easily identified with tabular data alone. This session will cover the integration of spatial data within OBIEE and the use of maps on Dashboards.

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Publish or Perish - A Case for Oracle BI Publisher
Wayne Van Sluys , JustMe
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 18, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: BI Publisher

Oracle has identified BI Publisher (BIP) as their strategic production/pixel-perfect reporting tool. BIP is embedded into over forty Oracle products for report output. Many customers with legacy reporting tools (i.e. Hyperion SQR, Hyperion Interactive Reporting, Oracle Reports) are now looking at BIP as the new tool in which to convert their current report catalog. This session will review capabilities of BIP and the flexibility it brings to report development by breaking out the data model from the report design template. The session will discuss strategies for data model development and tips for template design.

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Making Sense of Oracle's Business Intelligence and Analytics Offerings
Tim Vlamis , Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
Co-presenter(s): Dan Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE

There is no best way to build BI systems and significant trade-offs exist. The BI gurus at Vlamis will compare and contrast alternative strategies for integrating different data sources into OBI systems and use scenarios to outline best practices and to evaluate the costs and ROI. They will talk about BI Apps and Fusion Apps and analytics, OBIEE and Endeca, Essbase and OLAP, Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise, and Exalytics, Exadata, and Exalogic, and contrast the Oracle Database Appliance with the Oracle Big Data Appliance.

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Blazing BI with Oracle DB Analytical Options: Oracle OLAP, Oracle Data Mining, Oracle R Enterprise
Dan Vlamis , Vlamis Software Solutions
Co-presenter(s): Tim Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies

This session will review the cutting edge of analytics and explain how and why business intelligence performance is exponentially faster when you crunch your numbers inside the Oracle database.

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