Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

What If You Could Use SQL For All Your Big Data?

See a short introduction to this on YouTube @ link, and then view the discussion and product launch of “Oracle Big Data SQL” from the 12 minute webcast-replay (originally 15th July 2014).

Then read more about Oracle Big Data SQL, which can now:

  • Provides a single, optimized SQL query for distributed data
  • Supports multiple data sources, including Hadoop, NoSQL and Oracle Database
  • Includes automatic, extensible Oracle Database external table generation
  • Provides Smart Scan on Hadoop to minimize data movement and maximize performance
  • Ensures advanced security for Hadoop and NoSQL data

Benefits

  1. Use the SQL skills you already have to query any data source
  2. Access Hadoop and NoSQL using existing applications with SQL
  3. Extend Oracle Database security to Hadoop and NoSQL

Goto @ www.oracle.com/goto/bigdatasql

Tuesday Jul 01, 2014

ODI12c ETL on Hadoop and Oracle Big Data Appliance

One of the best reasons to start using Hadoop, is to off-load ETL processing away from a potentially higher cost “Data Warehouse staging system” and deploy it onto a platform with a better performance-to-cost ratio for this ETL load.

If you do this, you will likely still want high productivity ETL tools such as Oracle Data Integrator (ODI12c), and if you are handling large volumes of data in a limited batch window, you need fast processing and most importantly high speed loading into the Data Warehouse.

ODI12c on Hadoop gives you this, when combined with the Oracle Big Data Connectors. This works especially well on our engineered systems (Big Data Appliance to Exadata), but is still also the best solution for any ETL work from Hadoop to an Oracle database, even on so called “commodity hardware”.

Mark installed all the software elements directly, but if you need to get going quickly, you may be able to use our downloadable VM ( Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN ... although this is now updated to version 3.0) which works on non-BDA hardware.

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Learning Library

Back in May 2014 I introduced you to how to Get Started and Learn More about Endeca Information Discovery 3.1. We have created a learning library page dedicated to Endeca Information Discovery training assets on the Oracle Learning Library @: A portal of training offerings for Endeca v3.1.

We have continued to add to this, as more content is developed, and some more titles you may like to learn about include:

Title

Release Date

Duration

Configuring Studio to Use a Production Quality Database

This helps you to store Endeca Studio metadata such as configurations, user permissions and system settings in a “production database”, such as my.sql or an Oracle db.

17-Jun-14

20 mins

Choosing Text Enrichment Options in Integrator ETL

24-Apr-14

5 mins

Displaying and refining by date/time subsets in Studio

10-Apr-14

6 mins

Creating a Studio chart using data from multiple views

27-Feb-14

9 mins

Introduction to 'Create your own Discovery Application using Endeca Information Discovery' course

28-Feb-14

3 mins

Friday Jun 20, 2014

Oracle BI Mobile App Designer v2 is Now Available

Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (BIMAD) v2 is a major release that incorporates significant new capabilities, including new map visualization and better navigation and contextual awareness:

· New Map Visualization

It is designed from the ground up for business users to easily visualize their data with Maps and to interact on mobile devices to zoom, filter, and drill down.

· New Custom Map

On top of the pre-seeded map types for countries, states, & counties, etc, it allows customers to add their own regions and maps by simply uploading their own geoJSON files for polygon boundaries. Flexible custom keyword matching is also included as well as support for native interaction and filtering.

· Completely Redesigned Authoring UI

Redesigned, modern and easy to use property pane, simplified toolbar, consistency across various components and support for multiple component selection to set and update configuration all at once.

· Application Level Calculated Fields and Filters

Filters and Calculated Fields can now be created and managed centrally at App level. Users can drag and drop to assign Calculated Fields to any component and assign Filers from the newly re-designed Property.

And much more....

For more information:

Oracle BI Demonstration with BIMAD2 SampleApp V406 on OTN

The latest new version “SampleApp” V406 BI VM is now available for download by partners from OTN here. This includes a wealth of examples and how-to demonstrations, as well as examples for the new BI Mobile Application Designer V2.

This server image is based on the standard OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 install within a VirtualBox image and will run on a 64 bit pc/laptop with => 8Gb Ram, and ~ 90 Gb disk. There is also an optional download for users who require a full standalone EPM and BI-Apps deployment.

The SampleApp V406 R2 image includes following preconfigured and integrated software:

· Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 x64

· Oracle Business Intelligence EE 11.1.1.7.1401527

· Mobile Application Designer V2

· Essbase Server 11.1.2.3, Essbase Studio,FR

· Sample Application Content

· Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

· Endeca Server 7.6.1,Studio 3.1

· Oracle MapViewer Version 11g ps6 (11.1.1.7.2)

· Oracle Database 12c 12.1.0.1.0

· R 3.0 & ORE 1.4

· Oracle APEX 4.2.0.0.27, Listener 2.0.1

· SQL Developer 4.0.2

· TimesTen 11.2.2.6

· Standalone EPM 11.1.2.3 Suite (plug and play add-on)

· BIApps 11g (plug and play add-on)

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Oracle Database In-Memory

Larry Ellison unveiled the next major milestone in database technology, Oracle Database In-Memory, on June 10, 2014.

Oracle Database In-Memory will be generally available in July 2014 and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12c is supported.

  • This option will accelerate database performance by orders of magnitude for analytics, data warehousing, and reporting while also speeding up online transaction processing (OLTP).
  • It allows any existing Oracle Database-compatible application to automatically and transparently take advantage of columnar in-memory processing, without additional programming or application changes.

Benefits

  • Fast ad-hoc analytics without the need to pre-create indexes
  • Completely transparent to existing applications
  • Faster mixed workload OLTP
  • No database size limit
  • Industrial strength availability and security
  • Robustness and maturity of Oracle Database 12c

To find out more see

 ... and I will let you know how this unfolds in regards to advantages for OBI11g and Exalytics and Big Data over the coming months.

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus June 2014

Applications Webcast Centre – A Library of Discussion and Research for Best Practice:

Customers

  • Josephine Niemiec from ADP talks about Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning at Collaborate 2014 (link) Video
  • Chris Nelms from Ameren talks about Oracle BI Spend and Procurement Analytics at Collaborate 2014 (link) Video
  • Leggett & Platt Leverages Oracle Hyperion EPM and Demantra (link) Video
  • Pella Corporation Accelerates Close Cycle by Cutting Time for Financial Consolidation from Three Days to Less Than One Day (link)
  • Secretaría General de Administración de Justicia en España Enhances Citizen Services with Near-Real-Time Business Intelligence Gleaned from 500 Databases  (link)
  • Bellco Credit Union Speeds Budget Development by 30%—Gains Insight into Specific Branch and Financial Product Profitability  (link)  Video
  • QDQ media Speeds up Financial Reporting by 24x, Gains Business Agility, and Integrates Seamlessly into Corporate Accounting System  (link)
  • Westfield Group Maximizes Shopping Mall Revenue, Shortens Year-End Financial Consolidation by 75%  (link
  • IL&FS Transportation Networks Shortens Financial Consolidation and Reporting Cycle by Eight Days, Gains In-Depth Insight into Business Performance   (link)
  • Angel Trains Optimizes Rail Operations for Purchasing, Sourcing, and Project Management to Meet Challenges of Evolving Rail Industry  (link)
Enterprise Performance Management
  • June 11, at Oracle Utrecht, NL: Morning session: Explore Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)
  • June 12, London: PureApps Presents: Best Practice Financial Consolidation and Reporting Workshop (link)
  • July 3, Koln: Oracle Hyperion Business Analytics Roundtable (link)
  • Blog: What's Your Tax Strategy? Automate the Operational Transfer Pricing Process (link)
  • YouTube Video: Automate Tax Reporting with Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision (link)
  • YouTube Video: Introducing Oracle Hyperion Planning’s Tablet Optimized Interface (link)
  • OracleEPMWebcasts @ YouTube (link)
  • Partner webcasts:
  • Wednesday, 4 June, 5.00 GMT - Case Study:  Lessons Learned from Edgewater Ranzal's Internal Implementation of Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) - Learn more and register here!
  • Thursday, 5 June, 4.00 GMT - Achieving Accountable Care Using Oracle Technology - Learn more and register here!
  • Tuesday, 17 June, 4.00 GMT - Optimizing Performance for Oracle EPM Systems - Learn more and register here!
  • Oracle University Blog: The Coolest Features Available with Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3 – Training from OU to help you to best use them (link)
  • Support:
    • Proactive Support: EPM Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3.500 Using RMI Service [Blog]
    • Proactive Support: Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Videos (link)
    • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) 11.1.2.3.410 Patch Bundle [Doc ID 1670981.1]
    • Hyperion Analytic Provider Services 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667350.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667346.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Administration Services 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667348.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Studio 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667329.1]
    • Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2.5.210 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1669427.1]
    • Using HPCM, HSF or DRM Communities (link)

Business Intelligence

  • June 12, Birmingham, UK: Oracle Big Data at Work - Use Cases and Architecture (link)
  • June 17, London: Oracle at Cloud & Big Data World Forums (link)
  • June 17, Partner Webcast: Transform your Planning Capabilities with Peloton's CloudAccelerator for Oracle PBCS (link)
  • June 19, London: Oracle at the Whitehall Media Big Data Analytics Conference and Exhibition (link)
  • June 19, London: Partner Event - Agile BI Conference by Peak Indicators [link]
  • June 25, Munich: Oracle Special Day auf der TDWI 2014 Konferenz (link)
  • July 15, London: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Workshop (link)
  • July 16, London: BI Applications Workshop – Financial Analytics & Procurement Analytics (link)
  • July 17, London: BI Applications Workshop – HR Analytics (link)
  • Milan, Italy: L’Osservatorio Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence with Politecnico di Milano (link)
  • OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 - Now Available [Blog]
  • What’s New in OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 [Blog]
  • BI Blog: A closer look at Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 release (link)
  • Press Release: BI Applications Deliver Greater Insight into Talent and Procurement (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 Upgrade Guide & Documentation (link)
  • YouTube Video: Glenn Hoormann of Ludus talks to us about Oracle Business Intelligence and ERP at Collaborate 2014 (Link)
  • YouTube Video: Performance Architects talks about key BI and Mobile trends, including Endeca at Collaborate 2014 (link)
  • Big Data Blog: 3 Keys for Using Big Data Effectively for Enhanced Customer Experience (link)
  • Big Data Lite Demo VM 3.0 Now Available on OTN
  • BI Blog: Data Relationship Governance - Workflow in a Bottle (link)
  • MDM Blog: Register for Product Data Management Weekly Cloudcasts (link)
  • MDM Blog: Improve your Customer Experience with High Quality Information (link)
  • MDM Blog: Big Data Challenges & Considerations (link)
  • Oracle University: Oracle BI Applications 11g: Implementation using ODI (link)
  • Proactive Support: Monthly Index [Blog]
  • My Oracle Support: Partner Accreditation for Business Analytics Support [Blog]
  • OBIEE 11g Test-to-Production (T2P) / Clone Procedures Guide [Blog]

Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

PBCS Hyperion Planning in the Cloud Implementation Workshop

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) opens up opportunities for organizations of all sizes to streamline planning and forecasting, accelerate deployment, and reduce costs.

This one-day in-person workshop is delivered by Oracle Development (free to OPN member partners), and will cover the handoff from selling-to-implementing of PBCS. Although the basic building blocks are the same as with on-premises Planning, there is a paradigm shift when it comes to selling and implementing a Cloud Service solution. The value proposition behind Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is all about the deployment model, how it’s sold and how it gets implemented – simplicity, fast adoption and flexible deployment, without sacrificing first-class functionality.

To be successful, the entire cycle from sales to implementation should consistently support this value proposition to your clients. This training event is for OPN member partners whose business roles involve presales, implementation consulting, and support. This workshop briefly reviews the sales approach, as background, with emphasis on partner sales support. The main objective is to learn what is needed to successfully implement Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service once the sales hand off is made – how to leverage your current Hyperion Planning knowledge and use the features designed specifically to build out a Cloud Service solution.

This Workshop is being offered at three locations for partners from all countries in EMEA:

  • June 24, 2014: Kista, Sweden
  • June 26, 2014: Reading, United Kingdom
  • June 29-30, 2014 (split days): Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

To get more information, to check pre-requisites, and to register, click here.

Thursday May 29, 2014

PBCS Hyperion Planning in the Cloud PartnerLab 2-Day Training

Objective of the PartnerLab:  To help partners engage the interest and commitment of their clients for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service projects. This is your unique opportunity to learn how to expand your business with the PBCS Application.

This 2-day PartnerLab workshop will enable your team to understand the fundamental concepts of the PBCS Application, the implications of Oracle Public Cloud deployment, and to effectively present and demonstrate PBCS to prospective clients. Participants must already be competent with the on-premise Hyperion Planning application: this training will build on existing expertise to cover SaaS Cloud specific deployment implications and how best to demonstrate this to clients and win services led PBCS implementation engagements.

Register here now and see full Agenda for 07-08 July 2014 in Oracle Paris – Colombes

15, bd Charles de Gaulle, 92715 Colombes Cedex France

Register here now and see full Agenda for 15-16 July 2014 in Oracle Italy

via Fulvio Testi 136, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy

This training is free of charge to OPN Member Partners

This PartnerLab is a 2 day in-class workshop event led by Oracle Pre-Sales subject matter experts. These 2 days consist of discussions, presentations, demonstration and hands-on exercises. Note: the hands-on exercises are in an already installed environment that you can have access to after the event (see more @ Hyperion Demonstration Systems for Partners). The PartnerLab will be delivered in English or local language.

Mandatory prerequisites for a participant: Please view material available and complete the assessments before you attend the PartnerLab event. Material and assessments cover foundational information about Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

View material prior to live PartnerLab:

Take and pass these on-line assessments prior to the live PartnerLab training:

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Oracle ENDECA Discovery 3.1 Partner Training 3-Day Workshop

To find out more about the ENDECA training, and to Register for this, click here.

  • June 24-26, 2014: Oracle Reading, UK – Free to partners in EMEA.

FREE of charge to OPN member Partners, this Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3-day bootcamp is designed to give partners an understanding of OEID’s features, and how it complements the existing Oracle Business Intelligence suite.

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. Topics covered will include Data Exploration with Endeca Information Discovery, Data Ingest, Project Lifecycle, Building an Endeca Server data model and advanced modeling techniques, and Working with Studio. You will also learn about working with ETL components for content acquisitions and other aspects of the project such as security. After taking this course, you will be well prepared to architect, build, demo, and implement an end-to-end Endeca Information Discovery solution.

If you are a Bigdata Analytics Architect or Developer, BI or Data Warehouse Architect, developer or consultant, you don’t want to miss this 3-day workshop.

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Endeca Self-Service Test Drive for Partners’ Clients

Partners can use Endeca Information Discovery as an innovative, potentially disruptive, offer to set a new agenda with their c-level client contacts. Endeca can quickly reveal previously hidden patterns in a client’s business that will help them drive better customer experience and revenues, better product and service quality, reduce fraud, and increase profits.

Seeing is believing”: just as you would always test-drive the car you want to buy, then so too, your prospects for Endeca can experience the tools hands-on to appreciate the ease of use and productivity of Enterprise Self-Service Data Discovery; empowering business users to mash up data (e.g. directly from OBI) and text sources and innovate from their own analytics journey, in balance with IT governance and control.

This Oracle-hosted Test Drive system is available at no cost to OPN specialist partners to run their own marketing events to excite their clients about the great usability and visualisations. We are keen to help you to build your pipeline, to find new sales opportunities by running your own lead generation and marketing campaigns and so we have provided a complete Event Kit with presentation material and hosted demonstration environments to accelerate your business development.

Partner Dowloadable Test Drive Endeca Kit - Invite your clients to your Endeca “Test Drive” event with this kit which explains how partners can run this, and book our hosted Test Drive server for a low cost, high impact marketing event.

This kit is in the BI&EPM Partner folder of “beehiveonline.oracle.com” – if you do not yet have access to this, email your access request to Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com providing me with your corporate email id and Oracle.com logon-id).

If you need to learn more try Get Started and Learn More about Endeca Information Discovery 3.1.

And if you want to download a VM to host the Test Drive on your own servers, then you can get the “Bic2g VM” here at UPDATED Demonstration VM for BI Partners (BIC2g 2014-03 Download).

We also have OBI Test Drives such as:

Friday May 09, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus May 2014

  • Tech scrum in the C-suite (link)
  • CFOs could be technology evangelists, if they took the plunge (link)
  • CFOs Are the New Technology Evangelists (link)
  • CFOs could and should be IT's top advocates (link)

Customers

  • Edgewater Technology, Inc. Leverages Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service to Improve Forecasting Agility  (link)
  • Natus Medical Plans up to 3x Faster with More Precision While Growing Revenue 33% Without Increased Inventory   (link)
  • Valdosta State University Improves Student Retention, Progression and Graduation Rates with Oracle Solutions (link)
  • Ministério da Educação e Ciência de Portugal Improves Educational System in Less Than a Year and Reduces Expenses by US$800 Million  (link)
  • Darden Uses Oracle Advanced Analytics To Understand Restaurant Customers (link)
  • Garmin International Consolidates 24 Databases onto a Single Footprint, Improves Performance up to 50%  (link
  • Videos from Collaborate 2014:
    • Mehmet Sevinc, U of CA Berkeley talks about Public Sector Planning & Budgeting (link)
    • Brooks Loomis from Acadia Healthcare talks about Oracle Hyperion Planning (link)
    • The City of Atlanta on Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting (link)
    • Performance Architects talks about key BI and Mobile trends, including Endeca (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • May 29, Finance Webcast: Are you struggling with multiple data sources? Is a 360°view of your customer still a dream? (link)
  • June 19, Finance Webcast: Cut cost and deliver insight with ERP efficiency in the Cloud. (link)
  • Blog: Interactive, Visual Financial Close Analytics for Compelling Investor Relations (link)
  • Improve Retail Performance with Enhanced Insight into Profitability and Costs using Oracle Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (link)
  • HPCM and Shared Services Costing: A Day in the Life (link)
  • Transfer Pricing: Using Oracle Hyperion Planning and HPCM to Overcome its Challenges, Webcast Replay (link)
  • Technical Blog:
    • Enterprise Performance Management Mobile 11.1.2.3.500 (link)
    • Hyperion Planning JVM OutOfMemory (link)
    • Hyperion Planning Data Forms (link)
    • Monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM in EPM Environment (link)
    • Oracle Support Community - QMR (Solvency II)  (link)
  • Patch Set Update:
    • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.314 (Patch 18412401) [Doc ID 1644455.1]
    • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Exception (PSE): (Patch 18467894)
    • Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.001 (Patch 18345915)
    • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) 11.1.2.3.409 Patch Bundle 18403853 [Doc ID 1645354.1]
    • Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.1.104 (Patch 18340642)
    • Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.2.305 (Patch 18355715)

Business  Intelligence

  • Oracle BI Mobile For Android Now Available Via Google Play Store (link)
  • May 22, Oracle BI-Foundation Suite Test Drive with Essbase, Stuttgart (link)
  • May 27, Oracle BI-Foundation Suite Test Drive with Essbase, Dusseldorf (link)
  • May 22nd, 2014 - Live Webcast: Oracle Mobile Security Suite @ 10am UK / 11am CET Duration: 1 hour - Register here
  • May 29th, 2014 - Live Webcast: Oracle Mobile Suite @ 10am UK / 11am CET Duration: 1 hour - Register now
  • Master Data Management: How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Big Data (link)
  • Leveraging Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management for Everyday BI Needs (link)
  • Blog: The TOFU (Top of Funnel Users) Approach to Business Intelligence (link)
  • Blog: Big Data @ Work Turning Customer Interactions into Opportunities with Endeca (link)
  • Blog: Holland America Enhances Online Guest Experience with RTD (link)
  • Blog: Big Data at Work in Consumer Goods and retail with Oracle Data Warehousing (link)
  • Technical Blog:
    • Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2397 Now Available (link)
    • OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140415 Now Released (link)
    • OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x - End of Error Correction Support (link)

Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 Now Available

Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications 11.1.1.8.1 is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery), and on the Oracle BI Applications OTN page. This is the second major release on the BI-Apps 11g code line leveraging the power of ODI, and certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7.

What’s New

Significant expansion of content improves existing Oracle BI Applications including:

· Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance with the introduction of Talent Management Analysis, to help HR and business managers assess talent strengths and build potential leaders by delivering greater insight into job profiles. Improvements to Absence Management, new support for Workforce Frozen Snapshots and Workforce Flex Fields are also available.

· Oracle Financial Analytics improves company Financial Performance with the new Sub-ledger Accounting Module, providing complete account balance analysis, including supporting reference balances and drill down to accounting transactions. Aging Snapshot restoration for Receivables and Payables, drilldown from Payables to Purchase Orders, and Fixed Assets support for GL Posting Status are features also included in the release.

· Oracle Project Analytics expands insight into project-based data with new Earned Value Management Analysis, providing visibility for Project Stakeholders into Planned Value, Earned Value, and Actual Cost. Analysis of variances and indices, derived from Cost and Schedule Variance, CPI, TCPI, SPI and TSPI, is also available.

· Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces Costing and Inventory Turn support for Oracle JDE EnterpriseOne. In addition, the ability to save and restore the Inventory Snapshot when executing a full load is now supported.  There is also a new adapter that provides out-of-box integration between Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

· Oracle Student Information Analytics introduces new Financial Aid Analysis, containing term-based detail information associated with a student award such as amount, status, disbursement, and aid type.

· Oracle Manufacturing Analytics and Enterprise Asset Management Analytics have been re-introduced into the BI Applications data model. Although new with ODI, both modules provide now the same broad functionality available with BI Applications 7.9.6.4

· Unstructured Data for Information Discovery – The BI Applications Data Model has been extended to include unstructured CRM and ERP text fields. Sample Information Discovery templates – including ODI interfaces and runtime security definitions –provide the ability to quickly create sample Information Discovery Applications from combined structured and unstructured data. See the Supporting Files for Endeca Sample Applications for BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 on OTN page.

New Utilities and Enhancements to increase productivity and drive down TCO

· New Data Lineage Tool allows customers and implementers to track lineage from source to target – improving information transparency across their enterprise

· Configuration Management expands System Setup and Load Plan definition capabilities, including the registration of multiple instances for the same Product Line Version, UI enhancements to support DW connection configuration and Load Plan definition, and Load Plan definition migration.

· Fact Partitioning IKMs and Parallel Index Builds are key performance Innovations introduced with this release. The former enables a feature that tags partitions so that only the indexes that need to be re-built during incremental loads are executed. The latter uses ODI parallel process so that Indexes can be built using multiple session (faster than and in addition to DB parallel).

Where can I find more information?

Thursday May 08, 2014

Get Started and Learn More about Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

We have created a new product library page dedicated to Endeca Information Discovery training assets on the Oracle Learning Library.  We will continue to add to this as more content is developed @:

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Learning Library

A portal of training offerings for Endeca v3.1

And you can access the You-Tube material directly via these playlists:

This screencast series will teach you the basics of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery by demonstrating how to install Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, build an application from scratch, and explore data. By the end of the screencast series, you will be ready to build your own application.

Free self-study course

Create Your Own Discovery Application

Endeca Best Practices & Design Patterns


Tuesday May 06, 2014

Resell Rights and Specialisation for PBCS (Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service)

Oracle Partners can now apply for PBCS Resell Rights. The Oracle Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services now has a dedicated Resell Knowledge Zone where you can Apply to Resell.

To qualify you will need to meet the applicable PBCS Resell criteria.

Note that the “OPN Specialisation” for Hyperion Planning can be separately found in the Hyperion Knowledge Zone, where you can apply to Get Specialized, and this also includes PBCS. The Specialisation criteria can still be found here at Hyperion Planning and now requires partners to take the PBCS examination in addition to the prior criteria.

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