Recently, I attended an Oracle 'Test Drive' workshop session that offered customers a hands-on experience using Oracle Analytics Cloud. This event was held in Houston and allowed more than 45 customers to gain a better understanding of the power of Oracle Analytics Cloud and the business benefits it offers.
A key Oracle partner, Perficient, led several labs which covered several modules including predictive analytics, machine learning, and visual analytics.
These events are free of charge and include an overview of dashboards and pre-built reports; data visualization, machine learning and data modeling using Oracle Essbase.
In Houston, it was interesting to hear the partner's perspective on how they are seeing analytics change their customer's businesses. Capturing more data, speeding up analytical efforts, seeing trends, finding more opportunities, driving a deeper understanding of the business, and predicting what the future might hold were some key benefits the partner listed. It was also intriguing to watch customers become more comfortable with the tools and see the 'light bulb' turn on.
Several customers from numerous industries including oil and gas, higher education, aerospace, energy, retail, and healthcare commented on specific areas of their business that could use these kinds of analytics tools to gain a more complete picture.
This is the value of Oracle Analytics Cloud. A comprehensive enterprise-wide solution that can handle data from anywhere in your organization, in any format, and put it to work by helping you find new perspectives, relationships and dependencies that impact the bottom line. These discoveries are no longer 'nice-to-haves'. They are required in this age of cloud analytics, machine learning and adaptive intelligence. Companies that wish to remain significant in their respective markets must use analytics to thrive and grow.
That's also why Oracle topped "The Forrester Wave: Enterprise BI Platforms with Majority Cloud Deployments," where it outperformed Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Salesforce.
If you are planning to go, there will be Wi-Fi but you must bring your own laptop. This will be an extremely interactive event, with lunch provided and potentially a social hour to follow. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other companies, users throughout the day.
Below are a few pictures of the event. We hope you get the chance to attend one of these sessions.