Monday Aug 15, 2016

Oracle Analytics & Big Data Strategy Summits in EMEA

Wednesday October 26th 2016 - Click for more Information and to Register Now

Partners can take part in this exclusive workshop with our Oracle Analytics & Big Data Product Development team over here in Europe.

If you are missing OpenWorld in San Francisco this year, then we invite you to attend this event to be held in Berlin, hosted by Oracle’s global Business Analytics Development executives to hear about our latest product roadmap and strategy, and innovations in the Oracle Analytics and Big Data product portfolio. Detailed sessions will include: 

  • Oracle Business Analytics Strategy
  • Oracle Visual Analytics – Rapid Start, Unlimited Growth
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud Suite: Enterprise Class Analytics in the Cloud
  • Oracle’s Big Data Portfolio: Turning Big Data into Big Insights
  • Demos, Customer Stories, and Meet the BI Experts

For all EMEA OPN member Partners, Click for more Information and to Register Now for Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.  We are also inviting key customers to attend this workshop, so partners and customers can network together during this event, and at the Dinner on the night before.

There will be another similar Analytics & Big Data Strategy Summit held in Dubai on Sunday October 23rd – I will post more details soon.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

Arm Yourself for Analytics at Open World September 2016

If you are going out to San Francisco for Open World in September, you will find an explosion of information on Cloud, EPM, Big Data and Visual Analytic key themes such as:

Start Your Analytics Journey

See New Signals

Scale Your Insights

Analytics today offers so much more than before: easier access to more data, faster, for more people. No matter where your customers are with analytics, they have an opportunity to start a new journey – to more modern analytics, to new value, to the cloud.

With all the data around today, it’s impossible to sift through it to find what’s meaningful. With Data Visualization, customers don’t have to. Instead, they can see what’s important at a glance.

From individual to enterprise, anyone should have access to any data, anytime, anywhere. And it should be any way they want it, managed, self-service, both. Why choose, when having it all means powerful insights provide the maximum benefit to the business.

Customer Speakers who have uncovered real value and transformed their businesses with Oracle Business Analytics at Open World will include:

Arlington Orthopedics and partner Sensa Analytics

Barry Howell, CEO Arlington Orthopedic Associates
Steve Chamberlin, Managing Director Sensa Analytics

Getting tangible results in healthcare with BICS

Pinnacle Group

Justin Junkel, SVP Finance & Analytics
Jonathan Richter, Director of BI

BICS and DBCS: exceeding expectations for innovation with a cloud data warehouse

Barnes & Noble

Scott Konzelmann , Senior Director SAP Business Systems, Barnes & Noble

Replaces SAP BPC with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service in 14 Weeks [CAS5152]


Elizabeth McGee, Sr. Budget Officer,. Division of Budgeting, Lexicon

Urban County: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Implementation [CAS3982]

Meredith Corporation

Chad Schumacher, Director of Production

Planning Outside of Finance with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [CAS5421]

Key Analytics Sessions and useful links include:

Oracle’s Big Data Strategy: Unified Data Management and Analytics
Learn more

Big Data Central @ OpenWorld
Sessions | Meet the Experts | Hands-on Labs | Oracle Big Data

Oracle Business Intelligence 12c: The Next Generation of BI Technology

Oracle Business Intelligence in the Cloud: Overview and Roadmap for Analytics

BI Sessions
Sessions | Meet the Experts

| Hands-on Labs

EPM Sessions
Sessions | Meet the Experts

| Hands-on Labs

Registration & Housing

See the Main Page

General Questions/Feedback

Exhibit Hall
Includes Big Data, Database, Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud Platform, and Technology Showcases. Each Showcase includes mini theaters, demos, and more.
Moscone South Exhibit Hall Floor Plan | Exhibitors

We are also running invitation only, BI or EPM, “Partner Advisory Councils” on Friday Sept 16 before Open World in San Francisco – if you are interested to attend this full day event, let me know, and I can provide details to you.

Thursday May 12, 2016

Oracle EPM Cloud is on a Roll – Introducing 3 New Services

Oracle EPM Cloud is on a roll.  With more than 1200 customers and nearly 70,000 users gained over the last two years with our Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud solutions, we are continuing the momentum with the availability of 3 new EPM Cloud offerings  –  Enterprise Planning CloudAccount Reconciliation Cloud, and Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud.

So what are the new Oracle EPM Cloud solutions that our customers can now take advantage of?

•    Enterprise Planning Cloud enables business owners to maintain independent plans while aligning planning processes across the enterprise —all with the ease and simplicity of the cloud—and without heavy reliance on IT.  Pre-built business process frameworks for Workforce Planning, Project Planning, Capital Asset Planning, and Financial Statements can be used by both financial and operational planners.

•    Account Reconciliation Cloud enables you to automate reconciliation tasks, support risk-based cycles, and gain real-time visibility into reconciliation performance.

•    Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud helps customers optimize the close with best practice consolidation out-of-the box, functionality to comprehensively address the extended close, and accurate and transparent reporting.

Stay tuned as we continue to add to our portfolio of EPM Cloud offerings and customer successes!

To learn more about EPM Cloud, click here

Listen and read about more EPM Cloud customer successes here

To see the full article, please follow this link:

Monday May 02, 2016

Update Webcast on Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service

Dear Partner,

The next webcast will provide you the roadmap and status update on Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service and will take place this week on Wednesday May 4th at 4 pm UK / 5 pm CET

May 4th at 4 pm UK / 5 pm CET: PBCS Update

• Status Update on PBCS including customer implementations.
• Roadmap Update with particular focus on the upcoming release of PBCS.
• Open floor for questions on PBCS, integration, roadmap and any topic related to PBCS.
Join webcast

Oracle Speaker: Shankar Viswanathan
Director Product Management, Oracle

Friday Apr 08, 2016

Planning in the Cloud Webcast Series

Dear Oracle EPM Partner,

We have the pleasure to invite you to attend our Planning in the Cloud Update Webcast Series.

The next webcast will provide you the roadmap and status update on Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service

April 18th at 4 pm UK / 5 pm CET: PBCS Update

• Status Update on PBCS including customer implementations.
• Roadmap Update with particular focus on the upcoming release of PBCS.
• Open floor for questions on PBCS, integration, roadmap and any topic related to PBCS.
Join webcast

Oracle Speaker: Shankar Viswanathan
Director Product Management, Oracle

You can also view the replays of the previous sessions!

1- EPBCS Introduction

• Introduction to Enterprise PBCS
• Financial Statement Planning business process
Play Offering

Oracle Speaker: Marc Seewald
Senior Director Product Management, Oracle

2- Workforce Planning in E-PBCS

• The new Workforce Planning module

1. Workforce Planning model
2. Strategic Workforce Planning model

Play Offering

Oracle Speaker: Mark Rinaldi
Director Product Management, Oracle

3- Project Financial Planning & Asset Planning in E-PBCS

• Project Financial Planning module
• Asset Planning module
Play Offering

Oracle Speaker: Marc Seewald
Senior Director Product Management, Oracle

If you need any additional information please send an email to Olivier Bernard.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Download Presentations from User Conference BIWA Summit January 2016 for Big Data and Analytics

There are over a hundred sessions you can download from the BIWA Summit in January 2016: a summary and set of links are here @ Links to Presentations: BIWA Summit'16 - Big Data + Analytics User Conference.

BIWA is an IOUG SIG run entirely by customers, partners and Oracle employee volunteers. 

Here is just a small sample to show you the richness of topics covered: go to the link for the full list.

Advanced Analytics

Presentations (Click on Details to access file if submitted by presenter)

Predictive Modelling and Forecasting


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


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


Stubhub and Oracle Advanced Analytics


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


Learn Predictive Analytics in 2 hours - Oracle Data Miner 4.0 Hands on Lab


Oracle R Enterprise 1.5 - Hot new features


BI and Visualization


Preparing for BI 12c Upgrade


Data Visualization at Sound Exchange – a Case Study


Integrating OBIEE and Essbase: why it Makes Sense


Optimize Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics with Oracle 12c In-Memory Database option


Oracle Data Visualization vs. Answers: The Cage Match


See What’s There and What’s Coming with BICS & Data Visualization


Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service Hands-On Lab with Customer Use Cases


On Metadata, Mashups and the Future of Enterprise BI


Big Data


Oracle Modern Manufacturing - Bridging IoT, Big Data Analytics and ERP for Better Results


Enrich, Transform and Analyse Big Data using Big Data Discovery and Visual Analyzer


Oracle Big Data SQL: Unified SQL Analysis Across the Big Data Platform


How to choose between Hadoop, NoSQL or Oracle Database


Analytical SQL in the Era of Big Data


Cloud Computing


Oracle BI Tools on the Cloud - On Premise vs. Hosted vs. Oracle Cloud


Hybrid Cloud Using Oracle DBaaS: How the Italian Workers Comp Authority Uses Graph Technology


Safe Passage to the CLOUD – Analytics


Data Warehousing and ETL


Oracle Database In-Memory Option Boot Camp: Everything You Need to Know


Best Practices for Getting Started With Oracle Database In-Memory


Delivering an Enterprise-Wide Standard Chart of Accounts at GE with Oracle DRM


Worst Practice in Data Warehouse Design


Internet of Things


Industrial IoT and Machine Learning - Making Wind Energy Cost Competitive


Big Data and the Internet of Things in 2016: Beyond the Hype


IoT for Big Machines


The State of Internet of Things (IoT)


Oracle Spatial and RDF-Graph Option


Dismantling Criminal Networks with Graph and Spatial Visualization and Analysis


Map Visualization in Analytic Apps in the Cloud, On-Premise, and Mobile


Best Practices, Tips and Tricks with Oracle Spatial and Graph


Delivering Smarter Spatial Data Management within Ordnance Survey, UK


Deploying a Linked Data Service at the Italian National Institute of Statistics


ATLAS - Utilizing Oracle Spatial and Graph with Esri for Pipeline GIS and Linear Asset Management


Gain Insight into Your Graph Data -- A hands on lab for Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph


Graph Databases: A Social Network Analysis Use Case


Managing National Broadband Infrastructure at Turk Telekom with Oracle Spatial and Graph


Monday Nov 02, 2015

BICS Partner Training 2-day Workshops

We are running more “BI Cloud Service” BICS workshops which are 2 or 3 days in-class, or alternatively can be remotely attended as a web-class; consisting of presentations, live demos, and hands-on laboratory exercises with the objective to help BI consultants learn how to implement BICS for their clients.

Start Dates

Week days


Country Contact



ES, Madrid



UAE, Dubai




GE, Munich



SE, Stockholm

To register, please provide the following information for all people from your company wishing to attend, to your local Oracle A&C channel manager contact: Workshop, Workshop date, Partner Company, Participant's name, Participant's Corporate Email. Participation instructions will be provided together with the confirmation email. If you do not know your local contact, then please address your registration request to the above country contact. More information is here @ Details.

Prerequisites - This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptop. Students are expected to know the following before attending the training:

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Oracle Red Radio Discusses Big Data

Oracle Red Radio is the new weekly show exclusively for partners to hear insights from senior Oracle and Partner executives on what is relevant to you, our Partners.

On Friday 20th November at 17:00 the show will be discussing Big Data in the company of Mike Connaughton, Oracle Big Data Leader for EMEA.

Tune in to hear:

  • The size of the opportunity and how we can jointly work together to maximize revenues in this exciting market place
  • What’s Big Data means, what’s going on in the industry and why customers are adopting Big Data
  • Oracle’s solutions for Big Data and how we’re positioning them to customers


With news, sport and weather updates and our guest quiz it promises to be a compelling and entertaining show.

Join us here, and find prior recordings for replay:

Monday Oct 05, 2015

Answer Big Data Questions – Webinar Series from Rittman

Mark Rittman, ACE Director and all things analytics and big data guru, is running a series of live webinars to answer some Big Data Questions you may be wondering about:

  1. How to Extend and enhance your Data Warehouse to address Big Data? - Register for Extend Data Warehouse - Tuesday 3 November
  2. What is Big Data Discovery and how does it complement traditional Business Analytics? - Register for Discovery webinar - Tuesday 10 November
  3. How to Add Big Data to your Organization to create true 360-Degree Customer Insight? - Register for Customer Insight - Tuesday 24 November


Extending and enhancing your Data Warehouse to address Big Data

Organizations with data warehouses are increasingly looking at big data technologies to extend the capacity of their platform, offload simple ETL and data processing tasks and add new capabilities to store and process unstructured data along with their existing relational datasets. In this presentation we'll look at what's involved in adding Hadoop and other big data technologies to your data warehouse platform, see how tools such as Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Business Intelligence can be used to process and analyze new "big data" data sources, and look at what's involved in creating a single query and metadata layer over both sources of data.

Tuesday 3rd November, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT / 16:00 – 17:00 CET – Register for Extend Data Warehouse

What is Big Data Discovery and how does it complement traditional Business Analytics?

Data Discovery is an analysis technique that complements traditional business analytics, and enables users to combine, explore and analyse disparate datasets to spot opportunities and patterns that lie hidden within your data. Oracle Big Data discovery takes this idea and applies it to your unstructured and big data datasets, giving users a way to catalogue, join and then analyse all types of data across your organization. At the same time Oracle Big Data Discovery reduces the dependency on expensive and often difficult to find Data Scientists, opening up many Big Data tasks to “Citizen” Data Scientists.

In this session we'll look at Oracle Big Data Discovery and how it provides a "visual face" to your big data initiatives, and how it complements and extends the work that you currently do using business analytics tools.

Tuesday 10th November, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT / 16:00 – 17:00 CET Register for Discovery webinar

Adding Big Data to your Organization to create true 360-Degree Customer Insight

Organisations are increasingly looking to "big data" to create a true, 360-degree view of their customer and market activity. Big data technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases and predictive modelling make it possible now to bring highly granular data from all customer touch-points into a single repository and use that information to make better offers, create more relevant products and predict customer behaviour more accurately.

In this session we'll look at what's involved in creating a customer 360-degree view using big data technologies on the Oracle platform, see how unstructured and social media sources can be added to more traditional transactional and customer attribute data, and how machine learning and predictive modelling techniques can then be used to classify, cluster and predict customer behaviour.

Tuesday 24th November, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT / 16:00 – 17:00 CET – Register for Customer Insight

For any questions about these webinars please contact Mark Rittman

Business Analytics EPM and Big Data Product Strategy Event for Partners in Europe, Middle East & Africa

November 11, 2015 9:00am – 5:30pm

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow
140 Bath Rd, Hayes
London UB3 5AW
United Kingdom

Register for London Event

November 15, 2015 9:00am – 5:30pm

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
Business Bay Dubai 121000
United Arab Emirates

Register for Dubai Event

We are doing exclusive briefings in London and Dubai for EMEA Partners, on the latest Product updates for Oracle Business Analytics, EPM, Big Data and Data Integration.

If you missed out on Oracle OpenWorld this year, you have another chance with Matt Bradley (SVP of Development for Business Analytics) and his management team to hear about the latest developments, innovations and enhancements that have been added to the Oracle Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Integration and Enterprise Performance Management product portfolio.

Detailed sessions will include roadmap updates on the following topics:

Ø Evolving trends in the Analytics space such as cloud and mobile

Ø Self- Service Analytics

Ø OBI 12c, BI Ask & Visual Analyzer

Ø The Value of Big Data and Data Discovery

Ø Data Integration and Governance for Big Data and Business Analytics

Ø Hyperion Financial Planning & Budgeting and Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud

Ø Financial Close

Ø Enterprise Performance Management Reporting Cloud Service

The forum agenda splits into two tracks, one for Analytics and Big Data, and the other for EPM, and you can find more information by clicking the Register for London Event / Register for Dubai Event links.

There will also be a dinner held on the evenings of the 11th & 15th November from 6:30pm, where you will be able to mix with the presenters and a selection of customers who will attend a similar product strategy update on the following day.

Please note that spaces for this event are limited and as such will be allocated with priority to OPN member specialist partners, with a maximum of 2 representatives per company & country (per track) – Please do not book travel until your place has been confirmed.

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

EMEA Oracle Big Data Analytics Partner Forum 29th to 30th April 2015

For Partners in BI, Data Integration and Big Data - Partners from all countries welcome.

Big Data Analytics is gathering momentum and we would like to share with you the many Oracle Customer case studies that demonstrate why and how they are achieving great value for their organisations with Oracle Big Data Analytics.

Also get Hands-on experience with the game-changing new Big Data Discovery product.

29th -30th April, 2015 at the Hilton Madrid Airport, Spain - Register Now

This is your key annual event here in Europe to get the latest from Oracle to propel your business growth in Big Data Analytics. This event should appeal to Analytics, Big Data, Data Warehouse and Data Integration specialised Partners, Executives, Sales, Pre-sales and Solution consultants: with a choice of participation in the plenary day-1 and then two optional deep-dive sessions on day-2:

1. Big Data Discovery - Hands-on Technical Training

2. Big Data & Analytics Architecture Masterclass

Partners can attend to discover Oracle Big Data and Analytics from an initial client engagement perspective. See what is new in the latest version of Oracle Analytics and Big Data products and see how this translates into a cohesive solution architecture to support your projects and business transformation programmes. Understand how Analytics is positioned for the market opportunities from Big Data and greater business user demand for Self-service Visualisation and prototyping, as well as going deeper to support information discovery by Data Scientists.

There is no registration fee for OPN member partners for the conference which includes the plenary day, gala dinner, as well as any of the deeper dives and technical training, but you will be responsible for your own travel and hotel expenses.

Click here to Register Now and for more information. And check out these links:-

Session Guide:

29th April 2015: Day 1

Main Plenary Session
Full day - Registration 9.0 am, Dinner in the Evening

30th April 2015: Day 2

Big Data Discovery - Hands-on Technical Training
All day - starting 9.00 am

Big Data & Analytics Architecture Masterclass
All day - starting 9.00 am

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Download Presentations From Analytics Partner Forum And Openworld

We had 100+ partners attending our Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration and EPM Partner Forum in October 2014. If you missed it, OPN member Partners can still download much of the presentation materials from the BI&EPM-partner-community shared portal (for access to this portal, email with your company email id, Oracle logon-id and OPN membership status).

You can also download some copies of the presentations from this year’s OpenWorld such as:

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

OBI Foundation Demonstration Systems for Partners

If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current version of OBI Foundation is available for partners to book and use to show to your clients. This demonstration covers all the modules in the OBIEE Sample Application v406 which provides a comprehensive out-of-the-box collection of examples and integrations designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practice. 

Highlights of SampleApp v406 include:

  • Showcases mapviewer HTML 5 Integration examples
  • Showcases latest Mobile Application Designer (MAD) v2
  • Internet Accessible – VPN is NOT required to demonstrate SampleApp functionality (although VPN is required for the native Mobile HD client).
  • Showcases ADF visualization & dense visualization examples
  • Essbase integration
  • Advanced Analytics (R and Data mining) integration
  • Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 with integration to OBI11g

OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE, and once approved can access the link to book and run demos @ Access Demonstration Systems. These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”). GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs. 

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

Small Steps to Big Data BI&EPM Partner Community Forum January 2014

Open to all OPN partners in EMEA, we are running the Business Analytics Partner Community Forum over two days in London, on 16th and 17th January 2014 - Register Now Here.

This forum entitled “Small Steps to Big Data” will focus on discussing with Partners, how best to exploit the tremendous interest in “Big Data Analytics” and to clarify under what circumstances “R” and “Hadoop” are best deployed, and how these co-exist, integrate with, and extend the capabilities of tools you are already familiar with such as Oracle BI, ODI, Endeca and the Oracle Database. We will consider guidelines to hardware deployments, but the main focus of the forum will be how the software inter-operates: with guest speakers from Cloudera, and other partners who have experience in this field.

On the one hand, I do not think “Big Data=Hadoop”. While on the other, Oracle whole-heartedly embraces useful Open Source innovations such as “R” and “Hadoop”: we are, after all, a big player in Open Source with for example JAVA, NoSql and MySql.

You can download the agenda here.  We will seek to answer questions such as:

· How Big is “Big” ? ... at what size is Hadoop’s MPP approach beneficial ?

· What about “Variety” ? ... how do we digest “Any Data” ?

· Who uses this analytics ? ... a few “Data Scientists” or 100s of “Business Users” ?

· How do you spot a “Big Data Analytics” opportunity ?

· If someone is already using Hadoop, do they want to talk to Oracle ?

· What is NEW, and what is Business-as-Usual ?

Audience: This forum will appeal to CTOs, Solution architects and consultants in Oracle Partners familiar with Oracle’s Business Analytics solutions. We will examine the economics and business cases driving “Big Data Analytics” projects, and dive into the pros-and-cons of technology options available to your customers.

· Day 1 – Thursday 16th Jan. 2014: Starts 11.0 am – Sales and Executive briefing.

o Networking Dinner in Evening

· Day 2 – Friday 17th Jan. 2014: Ends 4.0 pm – Deeper dive technical discussions.

Register Now Here



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