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Year in Review – Oracle Business Analytics in 2016

The dust has hardly settled on 2016, but what a busy year it was for Oracle Business Analytics.

Our customers were treated to some exciting changes to our software and services. From the second-generation of our visualization products to mobile and advanced cloud capabilities, we are so proud of our accomplishments. But before we dive into the New Year, we feel a little look back over the year is in order.

Here is a look at Oracle Business Analytics top 10 moments in 2016 (in no particular order):

10.  Oracle teams up with Harvard Business Review to provide a glimpse into the future of analytics in the cloud
To understand the benefits and challenges of using visual analytics, as well as the trends driving the adoption of cloud-based analytics, Oracle sponsored the study “The Rising Cloud of Business Analytics” conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. The survey, polling 375 business executives in a wide array of industries, sheds light on key trends driving the growing need for analytics. Read more

9. Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service delivers major updates and enhancements
From new data wrangling capabilities to easy report sharing and better ways to present data visualization, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service new updates changed the game for its users. Read more

8. Oracle Data Visualization 2.0 becomes generally available
Oracle's Data Visualization portfolio took another leap forward with the release of Data Visualization Desktop (DVD 2.0), extending its rich data discovery and visualization experience with new capabilities that set a new standard. Learn more

7. Toyota selects Oracle Analytics Cloud to analyze Ha:mo Sharing Service
Toyota selected Oracle’s Data Visualization Cloud Service to “analyze usage trends” among Ha:mo’s customers and “verify its effectiveness as a sharing service to meet all kinds of needs.” Read more

6. Oracle unveils a game-changing mobile analytic app at Oracle OpenWorld
The upcoming Oracle Day by Day mobile app will anticipate your daily questions through self-learning and collective intellect. Using your analytic history, location, contacts, and smartphone's voice features, Day by Day tailors information to your needs. See it in action

5. Customers talk about the benefits of Oracle Analytics Cloud at OpenWorld

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  • Smart Deploys Analytics for Health Insurance Companies. Watch now
  • AOA Improve Patient Care with Oracle BI Cloud Service. Watch now

4.  Facebook fans catch the buzz around Oracle Business Analytics at Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook Live
For the first time ever, Oracle Analytics fans were able to watch the highlights from the comfort of their living room, office, or wherever on Facebook Live. Re-live all the action:

3. Oracle provides its perspective on the Analytics Market
Analytics has become strategic for most organizations today, and as such has introduced a new wave of both new consumers and new expectations. Oracle’s strategy ensures consistency of experience and portability of analytic content across business-led and IT-led analytics initiatives, whether cloud or on-premises. Read more

2. Oracle shares an industry experts’ guide to changing landscape of Analytics
Rita Sallam, Research Vice President Business Analytics and Data Sciences at Gartner, and Rich Clayton, Oracle's VP of Business Analytics talk about the current and future state of the BI/Analytics market. Watch now

1. Oracle announces the industry’s most comprehensive offering for analytics in the cloud
Oracle announced a number of innovations in analytics that give organizations a unified and complete suite of Cloud services to unlock value from their data at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. The new Oracle Cloud services enable businesses to fundamentally transform the way they generate insights from people, algorithms, processes, and machines and deliver them to their users with intuitive visualizations, creative narratives and predictive outcomes using expert models and adaptive learning. Read more

As we said, what an exciting time for Analytics. As for 2017, keep your eyes on how companies take advantage of mobile analytics, machine learning, and data labs to solve their issues.

Takin Babaei is Director of Product Marketing at Oracle, with 10+ years of product marketing experience in business analytics with companies that include BusinessObjects and SAP. At SAP and Oracle, he defined and executed various marketing programs and campaigns—included campaign concept, market segmentation, messaging, packaging, sales training, and partnerships. He also led several successful product suite launches and was responsible for key social media marketing programs. His areas of expertise include: CRM/ERP analytic applications, big data analytics, cloud computing, digital marketing, PaaS, SaaS, and social media. Takin holds a B.S in Computer Science with a minor in Marketing from San Diego State University.

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