Tuesday Jan 12, 2016

Learn, Share, and Network! Join us at BIWA Summit, Oracle HQ, January 26-28

Join us at BIWA Summit held at Oracle Headquarters to learn about the latest in Oracle technology, customer experiences, and best practices, while sharing your experiences with colleagues, and networking with technology experts. BIWA Summit 2016, the Oracle Big Data + Analytics User Group Conference is joining forces with the NoCOUG SIG’s YesSQL Summit, Spatial SIG’s Spatial Summit and DWGL for the biggest BIWA Summit ever.  Check out the BIWA Summit’16 agenda.

The BIWA Summit 2016 sessions and hands-on-labs are excellent opportunities for attendees to learn about Advanced Analytics / Predictive Analytics, R, Spatial Geo-location, Graph/Social Network Analysis, Big Data Appliance and Hadoop, Cloud, Big Data Discovery, OBIEE & Business Intelligence, SQL Patterns, SQL Statistical Functions, and more!
Check out these R technology-related sessions:


  • Hands-on lab with Oracle R Enterprise "Scaling R to New Heights with Oracle Database"

  • Oracle R Enterprise 1.5 - Hot new features!

  • Large Scale Machine Learning with Big Data SQL, Hadoop and Spark

  • Improving Predictive Model Development Time with R and Oracle Big Data Discovery

  • Fiserv Case Study: Using Oracle Advanced Analytics for Fraud Detection in Online Payments

  • Machine Learning on Streaming Data via Integration of Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle Stream Explorer

  • Fault Detection using Advanced Analytics at CERN's Large Hadron Collider: Too Hot or Too Cold

  • Stubhub and Oracle Advanced Analytics

  • ...and more

Monday Nov 16, 2015

BIWA Summit 2016 - Oracle Big Data + Analytics User Group Conference

BIWA Summit 2016, the Oracle Big Data + Analytics User Group Conference is joining forces with the NoCOUG SIG’s YesSQL Summit, Spatial SIG’s Spatial Summit and DWGL for the biggest BIWA Summit ever.  Check out the BIWA Summit’16 agenda so far.

The BIWA Summit’16 sessions and hands-on-labs are excellent opportunities for attendees to learn about Advanced Analytics/Predictive Analytics, R, Spatial Geo-location, Graph/Social Network Analysis, Big Data Appliance and Hadoop, Cloud, Big Data Discovery, OBIEE & Business Intelligence, SQL Patterns, SQL Statistical Functions, and more!

See you at BIWA’16!

Monday Jul 13, 2015

BIWASummit 2016 "Call for Speakers" is open!

Oracle BIWA Summit is an annual conference that provides attendees a concentrated three days of content focused on Big Data and Analytics. Once again, it will be held at the Oracle Headquarters Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. As part of the organizing committee, I invite you to submit session proposals, especially those involving Oracle's R technologies.

BIWA Summit attendees want to hear about your use of Oracle technology. Proposals will be accepted through Monday evening November 2, 2015, at midnight EST.

To submit your abstract, click here.

This year's tracks include:


Oracle BIWA Summit 2016 is organized and managed by the Oracle BIWA SIG, the Oracle Spatial SIG, and the Oracle Northern California User Group. The event attracts top BI, data warehousing, analytics, Spatial, IoT and Big Data experts.

The three-day event includes keynotes from industry experts, educational sessions, hands-on labs, and networking events.

Hot topics include:


  • Database, data warehouse and cloud, Big Data architecture

  • Deep dives and hands-on labs on existing Oracle BI, data warehouse, and analytics products

  • Updates on the latest Oracle products and technologies (e.g. Big Data Discovery, Oracle Visual Analyzer, Oracle Big Data SQL)

  • Novel and interesting use cases on everything – Spatial, Graph, Text, Data Mining, IoT, ETL, Security, Cloud

  • Working with Big Data (e.g., Hadoop, "Internet of Things,” SQL, R, Sentiment Analysis)

  • Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE), Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle Spatial, and Oracle Advanced Analytics—Better Together

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday Dec 08, 2013

Explore Oracle's R Technologies at BIWA Summit 2014

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The Oracle BIWA Summit '14 will be taking place January 14-16 at Oracle HQ Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA. Check out the detailed agenda.

BIWA Summit provides a wide range of sessions on Business Intelligence, Warehousing, and Analytics, including: novel and interesting use cases of Oracle Big Data, Exadata, Advanced Analytics/Data Mining, OBIEE, Spatial, Endeca and more! You’ll also have opportunities to get hands on experience with products in the Hands-on Labs, great customer case studies and talks by Oracle Technical Professionals and Partners.  Meet with technical experts on the technology you want and need to use. 

Click HERE to read detailed abstracts and speaker profiles.  Use the SPECIAL DISCOUNT code ORACLE12c and registration is only $199 for the 2.5 day technically focused Oracle user group event.

On the topic of Oracle’s R technologies, don't miss:

  • Introduction to Oracle's R Technologies
  • Applying Oracle's R Technologies to Big Data Problems
  • Hands-on Lab: Learn to use Oracle R Enterprise
  • OBIEE + OAA Integration Paths : interactive OAA in SampleApp Dashboards
  • Blazing Business Analytics: Analytic Options to the Oracle Database
  • Best Practices for In-Database Analytics

We look forward to meeting you there!

Monday Nov 19, 2012

Join us at BIWA Summit 2013!

Registration is now open for BIWA Summit 2013.  This event, focused on Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Analytics, is hosted by the BIWA SIG of the IOUG on January 9 and 10 at the Hotel Sofitel, near Oracle headquarters in Redwood City, California.

Be sure to check out our featured speakers, including Oracle executives Balaji Yelamanchili, Vaishnavi Sashikanth, and Tom Kyte, and Ari Kaplan, sports analyst, as well as the many other internationally recognized speakers.  Hands-on labs will give you the opportunity to try out much of the Oracle software for yourself (including Oracle R Enterprise)--be sure to bring a laptop capable of running Windows Remote Desktop.  There will be over 35 sessions on a wide range of BIWA-related topics.  See the BIWA Summit 2013 web site for details and be sure to register soon, while early bird rates still apply.

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