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Top Picks for Analytics and Big Data Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Arijit Chakraborty
Principal Product Manager

Oracle OpenWorld is one of the biggest business technology conferences in the industry and this includes lots of coverage of Enterprise Analytics and Big Data. Immerse yourself in a wide variety of sessions ranging from Product Roadmaps and Tips and Tricks to Product Training and Customer Case Studies. For a look at the full agenda for Big Data Analytics sessions, demos, labs and exhibits at OOW 2018, check out the Big Data Session Catalog.

Here is my personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend for exploring Analytics and Big Data on Oracle Cloud.

1. How Oracle Analytics Is Improving Your World [GEN4581]

Consumers of analytics are in for big changes because Oracle is at the early stages of the next big wave of innovation: automated analytics. What once required hand-crafted efforts and specialized skills (limiting who used the information) is now significantly augmented with recommendations, predictions, natural language, and new insights—all to leapfrog the status quo. The result: greater productivity, smarter decisions, and faster time to action for business, as well as lower cost, nimbler innovation, and reduced support from IT. In this session learn about innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics, what customers are doing now, and what changes you should expect in the future.

Speakers: Rich Clayton, Vice President, Business Analytics Product Strategy, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM | Moscone West - Room 2002


2. How to Become a Big Data Hero: Success Stories [CAS4287]

Integrating, managing, and analyzing your big data is essential for everything from gathering impactful insights to deploying machine learning models. In this session hear from some of Oracle’s most successful big data customers. Learn their tips for gaining the results you want and the pitfalls you should avoid, and get key takeaways to bring back to your organization.

Speakers: Ongun Demirler, Yapi Kredi Bank, Aali Masood, Senior Director, Big Data Go-To-Market, Oracle, Giulio Borsari, Dept of Justice (Italy), Uygar ER, Big Data Engineer, Yapı Kredi Teknoloji, Maria Lima, UHG

Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3010


3. Deep Dive: Oracle Big Data/Oracle Big Data Cloud: Run Your Big Data from Anywhere [TRN6460]

In this four-hour training session learn about Oracle Big Data and Oracle Big Data Cloud. See how with Oracle SQL Developer/Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler you can connect to Hive; use the SQL Worksheet feature to query, create, and alter Hive tables; and automatically generate Oracle Big Data SQL–enabled external tables to access data sources. Learn how Oracle Big Data Cloud used with Apache Spark/Apache Hadoop utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver a secure, elastic, and integrated platform with Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service (streaming data), Oracle Database (relational data), Oracle Storage Cloud Service (unstructured data), and Oracle NoSQL Database (semistructured) to run a diverse set of big data workloads. See also how to migrate big data workloads into Oracle Big Data Cloud.

Speaker: Susan Jang, Senior Technical Team Lead, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Atrium Level) - Foothill G


4. Streaming Data and Big Data Together to Discover, Predict, and Prescribe [BUS4259]

As many as 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, and businesses are looking to gain value out of better predictive models. In this session learn how data science helps you take action on these devices supported by IoT, big data, and analytics platforms.

Speakers: Peter Jeffcock, Big Data and Data Science, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, Sanjay Goil, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2012


5. Blazing Fast Interactive Analytics on Cloud Data Lakes [HOL6317]

Enterprises are moving various types of data into data lakes, increasing data complexity exponentially. In this session learn how to enable users to experience instant query response across the vast and varied data in their data lake. Applications such as Oracle Analytics Cloud; Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition; Tableau; and custom executive dashboards all connect to Sparkline and consume data in seconds. See how to leverage Spark and create Sparkline and in-memory modern OLAP cubes/indexes for data analytics at scale.

Speakers: Praveen Deshpande, Director, Product Management, Oracle, Srikanth Desikan, Senior Director Big Data Products, Oracle, Sridhara Sabbella, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6


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