Thursday Feb 21, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus February 2013

  • Reminder: For your diary - the 2013 EMEA BI&EPM Partner Forum is scheduled to take place in Milan from Tuesday 11/06/2013 through to Friday 14/06/2013 (4 days).
  • Oracle Business Analytics Facebook Page Reaches 20,000 Fans (link)
  • February 2013 Edition of the Business Analytics Customer Newsletter: Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision, Forrester TEI Study, Endeca for Employee Sentiment Analysis, and more (link)
  • The Business Analytics Proactive Support Team Introduces 3 New Communities.  Please share with your Customers. (Patch Reviews for BI | Certifications for BI | Certifications for Hyperion)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • New Video: Transforming a day in the life of a CFO (link)
  • New Demo: Shared Services Allocation with Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (link)
  • Support: Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products (link)
  • Support: Hyperion Business Rules (HBR) to Calculation Manager Migration Support White Paper (link)
  • Support Blog: Retired Business Rules and the migration to Calculation Manager (link)
  • Mar 6: The New Finance Frontier: Integrated Financial Modelling and Management (performance architects) (link)
  • Six HPCM Customer Stories now available on see panel on right for “Customer Stories” (link)
  • Blog: Profitability - the Proof is Deep Inside the Pudding (link)
  • Blog: Not your Father's Scorecard (link)
  • Blog: How Corporate Culture Affects Performance Management (link)
  • Strategic Finance Magazine Article - How Corporate Culture Affects Performance Management (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Endeca OEID Solution Pages Now Available with Webcasts, Briefs, Demos, & flash movie for Warranty Discovery solution | the Workforce | and healthcare Clinical Trials
  • You Tube 6-Minute Endeca Workforce Discovery Video Now Available (link)
  • Feb 28: What Makes Your Workforce Tick? Hear What Social Media and Big Data Have to Say (link)
  • Mar 20: Solve the Mystery of Employee Sentiment (link)
  • Webcast Replay: How Do Smart Companies Innovate ? With Thomson Reuters & the Economist Intelligence Unit (link)
  • Oracle Exalytics – “Analytics without Limits” - interactive eBook (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIEE 11g Available for BI Enterprise and Exalytics (link)
  • Support Blog: Where are your questions now  (link)
  • Support: OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets (link)
  • Support: Business Analytics Instrumentation Index – including Video (link)
  • Support: OBIEE 11g: How To Provide an Oracle Business Intelligence Edition (OBIEE) 11g Test Case to Oracle Support (link
  • Support: How To Install and Use OBIEE 11g SampleApp Or SampleAppLite Repositories  (link)

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus January 2013

  • Save the Date : the 2013 EMEA BI&EPM Partner Forum is scheduled to take place in Milan from Tuesday 11/06/2013 through to Friday 14/06/2013 (4 days).
  • Razzmatazz... you may like to use this up-beat video to introduce any events you are running: “Oracle Analytics and Big Data: Changing the world for the Better” (link)
  • December Customer Newsletter: Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud, and more! (link)
  • Oracle Selected as Best BI Vendor at V3 Technology Awards, 2012! (link)
  • Business Analytics Support News Vol 6 (link)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • Jan 30: Make 'Reducing Spreadsheets' Your New Year's Resolution & Streamline Your Account Reconciliation Process in 2013! (linium) (link)
  • Jan 31: Manage your Project Budgets - Intro to New Hyperion Planning Project Module (interrel) (link)
  • Feb 12: Why Implement Oracle’s OFMA with HFM? (Clear Line Group) (link)
  • Introduction to the EPM Suite 3-Part Series (Advanced EPM) (link)
  • Feb 19: Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2 for Financial Management by OU : (link)
  • Feb 5: Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management 11.1.2: Detailed Modelling Live Virtual Training by OU : (link)
  • Premier Support for Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System 11.1.1.x Ends July 2013 (link)
  • NEW Executive Brief - Twenty-First Century Finance: Maximize Potential – Deliver Results (link)
  • NEW Whitepaper - Reducing the Pain of Account Reconciliations (link)
  • New Deloitte CFO Signals survey on evolving role of CFO (link)
  • Business Analytics Instrumentation Index – including Video  (link)
  • NEW Support Community: Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) (link)
  • The Benefits of Combining Oracle's EPM & OBIEE - YouTube Webinar from ClearLineGroup
  • Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle EPM Webinar from Linium
  • Patching & Maintenance Advisor for EPM

Business Intelligence

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus December 2012

  • Register your customers for Oracle Days 2012 (link | video)
  • BI & EPM Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts on My.Oracle.Support - Current Schedule and Archived (link)
  • Oracle’s Technology Webcast Center: Upcoming and On Demand Business Analytics Webcasts (link)
  • Oracle Premier Support: Business Analytics Support News on My.Oracle.Support  (link)
  • Share with your customers: October Edition of Business Analytics Customer Newsletter (link)
  • Oracle OpenWorld Presentation pdf's available for download (link)
  • OOW Mark Hurd Recap: Business Analytics at Oracle OpenWorld (video | blog)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • eBook: Transforming Enterprise Business Planning (link)
  • Blog: Why CFO's should care about Big Data (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning - New Projects Feature Release Video Feature Overview. Now Available with many other Hyperion overviews on the YouTube Oracle EPM Channel (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Hyperion Disclosure Management supplementary materials provides a set of guides for Disclosure Management and Taxonomy Designer users, including best practices guidelines, a full Disclosure Management sample report, a webinar series, and other guiding materials on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Financial Consolidation and Reporting Applications: Adding Value to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Oracle ERP Applications and Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: Choosing the Right Financial Consolidation Solution for Your Organization (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting XBRL Functionality Statement of Direction on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Video Feature Overview: Account Reconciliation Manager module of Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (link)
  • Jan 13: Support Webcast - Hyperion Planning: Migrating Business Rules to Calc Manager on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Replay: Implementing a Get Well Program for Healthcare Budgeting and Planning with St. Luke’s Health System (link)
  • Dec 20: Introduction to Predictive Analytics in Oracle Hyperion Planning (interrel) (link)
  • Jan 17: EPMA & DRM - Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together! (AdvancedEPM) (link)
  • See the selection of EPM Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (Hyperion)

Business Intelligence

  • Analyst Report: Forrester, The Total Economic Impact Of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications “BI Apps Lowers Costs And Increases Revenue” (link)
  • Replay: Extreme Analytics with no limits: Maximize value from your Oracle BI Applications with Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)
  • Video: Life Changing Analytics - A Day in the Life of Jim (Oracle Sales Analytics) (link)
  • Sales 2-Pager: Unlocking Insights from Any Source with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (link)
  • Updated: Endeca Technical Overview Whitepaper (link)
  • Oracle By Example Tutorial: "Building Maps for Oracle Business Intelligence Analyses and Dashboard"  (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Big Data, Bright Future, featuring Andrew McAfee (link)
  • Webinar series and guides on Getting Started With Hyperion Interactive Reporting Translation Workbench, a tool that accelerates metadata conversion from IR to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • See the selection of BI Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (BI) and for (Exalytics) and (Endeca)
  • ORACLE TEAM USA Analytics Dashboard demo - Now Available (link)

Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus November 2012


·       San Diego Unified School District Harnesses Attendance, Procurement, and Operational Data with Oracle Exalytics, Generating $4.4 Million in Savings

·       NilsonGroup chooses Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine as their solution to access critical data to keep its stores competitive with real-time Mobile BI:  Video

·       Nykredit, in the Danish Financial Sector, describes their experiences from testing the Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine: Video 

·       Sodexo chose Oracle Exalytics as their business analytics platform:  Video

·       AstraZeneca (US, Canada, MedImmune) Improves Insight, Analytics, and Reporting, Enterprisewide with Unified Planning on a Single Platform

·       Experian Consolidates Reporting Systems for One, Global View of Financial Data and Improves Planning for Continued Growth

·       Munchkin Gives its Line of Children’s Products Plenty of Room to Grow in an Upgraded Enterprise Application Environment

·       Top 20 EPM Customer Snapshots, in One Handy Booklet (link)

·       Customer and Partner Successes: Link to Complete Archive

Enterprise Performance Management

·       Nov 15: Is Hope and Email the Core of your Reconciliation Process? (link)

·       Replay: Integrated Business Planning, Featuring Leggett & Platt (link)

·       Whitepaper: The New Competitive Advantage - Strategic CIO's Embrace the Cloud (link)

·       Press: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Driving Significant Improvements in Budget Management and Reporting for Public Sector Organizations (link)

·       Enterprise Performance Management Video Feature Overviews, Now Available on YouTube (link)

·       NEW Solution Brief - Oracle Hyperion Planning on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)

·       For Insurance sector: Datasheet for new release V2.0 - Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II (link)

·       Whitepaper FSN 2012: Managing Risk and Uncertainty, an Executive's Guide to Integrated Business Planning (link)

·       NEW Datasheet for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (link)

·       Blog: Planning in the Cloud - For Real

Business Intelligence

·       Press: Latest Release of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Software Enables Customers to View and Analyze Data at the Speed of Business (link)

·       Press: New Release ( of Oracle Business Intelligence Enables Users to Quickly Access and Analyze Key Business Information, Anytime, Anywhere (link)

·       Mark Hurd Interviewed on USA Today about Big Data & Analytics (link)

·       Whitepaper: Mastering Big Data - CFO Strategies to Transform Insight into Opportunity (link)

·       Nov 15: Improve Asset Utilization. Achieve Greater Profitability: Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics (link)

·       Replay: Oracle Enterprise Asset Mgmt Analytics and Oracle Manufacturing Analytics (link)

·       Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges (link)

·       Webcast Replay: Overview of Oracle Endeca Informational Discovery (link)

·       OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets (link)

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus Oct 2012



Enterprise Performance Management

  • Oct 10: Navistar Leverages DRM (Rolta Solutions) (link)
  • Replay: Integrated Business Planning, Featuring Leggett & Platt (link)


Business Intelligence

  • Report: From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges (link | press release)
  • Oct 10: The Top Five Things You Should Know When Migrating from an Old BI Technology to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (perfomance architects) (link)

Friday Sep 21, 2012

Exalytics at Partners in EMEA

Many partners have got Oracle Exalytics systems on their premises where they can help customers with proof-of-solution demonstrations to show how fast this engineered in-memory analytics solution can be, and how this translates into tangible business benefits.  Any customer with Oracle Analytics (OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion Planning, Oracle BI-Applications) who is seeking to upgrade their hardware infrastructure, looking for a quick, low risk and cost effective implementation, should contact one of these to test what an Exalytics can do for them.

Below is a list of some of our specialist Oracle Partners who have an Exalytics:










Oracle BI and EPM Partner Blogs

Below is a simple list of some of our specialist Oracle BI and EPM Partner Blogs, where there is lots of great material and discussions.









If you are a specialist OPN EMEA BI and EPM Partner with hints and tips to share, and would like your Blog to be added to this list, then just let me know @

Monday Sep 10, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus Sep 2012


·       Iluka Resources Improves Business Insight into Mining Operations Through Significantly Faster, Customized Analyses

·       Waikato Regional Council Consolidates Financial Reports up to 10 Times Faster 

·       Lojas Renner Shortens Budget Consolidation from Three Days to 15 Minutes; Improves Data Quality, and Supports Aggressive Expansion Plans 

·       Link to Complete Archive

·       Profit Magazine article featuring General Dynamics: RECONnomics: Integrate. Innovate. Grow (link)

·       Video: Goodhope Asia Unifies Financial Data with Oracle Hyperion (link)


Enterprise Performance Management

·       Oracle University Training on Demand:

1.     Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2 for Financial Management (link)

2.     Oracle Essbase Bootcamp: On Demand (link)

3.     Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications On Demand (link)


Business Intelligence

·       Oracle University Training on Demand:

1.     Learn How to Create Analyses, Dashboards with OBI 11g (link)

2.     Build Repositories with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (link)

3.     Oracle BI Publisher 11g Fundamentals (link)

4.     Oracle BI Applications Courses now available for 7.9.6  (link)

5.     Oracle BI 11g: New Features and Exalytics

·       Oracle Business Intelligence Release, updated information:

1.     Oracle BI Mobile at the Speed of Thought

2.     What's New in Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile

3.     What's New in Oracle Business Intelligence Visualizations

4.     Oracle Business Intelligence on

5.     Download the New Release

·       Discover How to Turn Data into Insight: Big Data Guide : Whitepaper and set of short Videos.

·       New OPN Specialisation Exam for OBI 11g Certification .

·       Lastest BIC2g and Exalytics Demonstration VMs for Partners .

·       New Version 2.3 Oracle Endeca Information Discovery and Server now available .

·       New Oracle BI Publisher Trial Edition Now Available .

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus August 2012

General News

  • IDC says Oracle is #1 in Business Analytics ( | Information Mgmt Mag)
  • June 2012 Business Analytics Customer Newsletter, featuring new Analytic Applications, and DRM in the financial services industry (link
  • Online Resource: Enterprise Dimension Management with Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management (link)
  • Support Resources: Get Proactive with Business Analytics (link)
  • Support Resources: Information Center - Business Analytics Index (link)
  • Support Resources: Information Center - Statement of Directions Index (link)
  • Register your customers for Oracle Days 2012 (link  | video)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • Blog: Progress Towards Integrated Financial and Sustainability Reporting (link)
  • Blog: Account Reconcilations - Making this Less of a Headache (link)
  • ITWeb South Africa: over-reliance on Spreadsheets adds costs to business (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Is Hope and Email The Core of Your Reconciliation Process? (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Leggett & Platt improves customer and product profitability with HPCM (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Outgrowing Hyperion Enterprise: What Are the Options? (link)
  • Blog: What CFOs Need to Know About the Cloud (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Endeca Partnercast video (4minutes): RealDecoy (Canada) talks about where Endeca is succeeding in Information Discovery, adding analysis to Big Data.
  • Webcast Replay: "Data Discovery Meets Search and Social” featuring BI Scorecard analyst Cindi Howson (link)
  • Whitepaper: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Technical Overview (link)
  • Top 10 Tips to Improve Your OBIEE Performance (Apps Associates) (link)
  • Live Webcast on Sept 2: Beyond the Import Metadata Wizard: The Top Five Things You Must Know About Using Essbase as a Data Source for OBIEE (performance architects) (link)
  • OBIEE SampleApp V207 Virtual Machine is available on Oracle Technology Network  for immediate download (link)
  • Webcast Replay: How to Expand the Usage of Analytics in your Organization while Driving Down IT Spend (link)



Thursday Jul 12, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus July 2012

General News

  • New Online Resource: Enterprise MDM Dimension Management with Oracle DRM - Data Relationship Management (link)
  • More than 60 Press Coverages of the Oracle/Accenture Challenges of Financial Reporting Study, Including ( |



Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence Guru Releases New Book Covering Key Principles of OBIEE (KPI Partners) (link)
  • YouTube: 120 Million Airline traffic records, Analyzed in Real time with Oracle Exalytics (link)
  • Oracle Accelerate - Episode 1: The New Oracle Business Accelerator for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (link)
  • New Oracle University Learning Paths for Exalytics Developers (link)



Friday Jun 01, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus June 2012

General News

  • Thomas Kurian Discusses Oracle Exalytics, SAP HANA (replay | preso | press
  • Accenture & Oracle Study: The Challenges of Corporate Financial Reporting  (link)
  • Flash Demo: Oracle Hyperion Planning on Exalytics in the Public Sector (link)
  • Flash Demo: OBIEE & Exalytics in Retail (link)



  • June 12: Breaking Away from the Excel Add-In: Welcome to Hyperion Smart View (link)
  • June 13: Upgrading OBIEE 10g to 11g: Best Practices and Lessons Learned (performance architects) (link)
  • June 14, The Netherlands: Strategies for Business Excellence, New Release of Oracle Hyperion EPM Suite (link)
  • June 21: Comprehensive and Accurate Forecasting for Healthcare (link)
  • June 26: What Exactly is Exalytics? (KPI Partners) (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Is Your Company Able to Navigate Through Market Volatility? (link
  • Webcast Replay: Is Hope and Email The Core of Your Reconciliation Process? (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Troubleshooting EPM Reporting & Analysis 11.1.2.x  (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Is your Organization Flying Blind when it comes to Understanding Profitability?  (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Final Oracle EPM  Information Panel (CIP) survey on cost, profitability and performance reporting/scorecards is now OPEN (link)
  • New on EPM Blog: What's Going on With IFRS? (link)
  • How does Crystal Ball integrate with EPM Solutions? New collateral and demos on Crystal Ball Solution Factory!  (link)
  • New Youtube Video: Business Case Analysis with Oracle Crystal Ball (link)
  • Crystal Ball is released! Grouped Assumptions in Sensitivity Charts, Data Filtering When Fitting Distributions and Parameter Edits When Fitting Distributions to name a few. Get full details from the online New Features Guide (link)
  • New DRM Oracle-by-Examples now available (link)
  • Support Blog: Hyperion Ledgerlink Sample Record and Windows 7: Now you see it, now you don’t  (link)
  • Use Enterprise Manager FMW Control to Troubleshoot Oracle EPM 11.1.2 Family of Products (link)

Business  Intelligence

Wednesday May 09, 2012

New BI/EPM iPhone blog app

Announcing the BI/EPM Blog iPhone App.

In order to access you can download the app on your iPhone /iPad from this link 

To navigate to the blog select 'Partner Network -> Blogs -> BI & EPM Partner Community

Thursday May 03, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus - May 2012

General News

  • Customer Newsletter: Business Analytics Launch Edition (link)

  • Flash Demo: Oracle Hyperion Planning on Exalytics in the Public Sector (link)

  • Flash Demo: OBIEE & Exalytics in Retail (link)

  • Twitter Account has been updated: @OracleAnalytics (link)

  • “Driving Innovation Through Analytics” strategy brief (pdf | iBook)

  • Oracle News Release: Oracle Business Analytics Strategy (link)

  • Oracle News Release: Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management ( (link)

  • Oracle News Release: New analytic applications for SAP (link)

  • Oracle News Release: Two new Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (link)

  • Oracle News Release: General availability of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (link)

  • Launch Replay: Oracle's Latest Business Analytics Strategy (link)

  • Support Information Center: Enterprise Performance Management and BI Index (EPM/BI) (link)




  • May 10: Gain visibility into manufacturing schedules, reduce cost, improve quality & service levels through Oracle Manufacturing Analytics (FCS Consulting) (link)

  • May 15: Navigating your company through today's volatile market (Ranzal) (link)

  • May 17: Is Hope and Email The Core Of Your Reconciliation Process? (link)

  • May 30: Conquering Big Data with the Oracle Information Architecture Model (link)

  • Webcast Replay: Maps, Facts and Stats, Oh My! Exploring Spatial Analytics in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g  (CapGemini) (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • New page for Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning (link)

  • EPM Blog article on What’s New in (link)

  • CFO Central: The Changing Role of the CFO (link)

  • Whitepaper: Finance in the Clouds : Five things the CFO needs to know about cloud computing (link)

  • Gartner: CFO’s Priorities for Technology (CFO Central login required)  (link)

  • Support: Oracle EPM System Release is now GA! (link)

  • Upgrade Advisor: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System Upgrade from to 11.1.2.x  (link)

  • EPM MyOracle Support Community (link)

  • Using Oracle Diagnostic Framework to Troubleshoot Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.x (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Webcast Replay: Exalytics in Action: Airlines, US Census and Federal Spending Demo Applications (link)

  • Webcast Replay: Announcing New BI Applications: Oracle Manufacturing Analytics and Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics (link)

  • Essbase Patch Set released (for Oracle Exalytics) (link)

  • OBIEE Available  (link)

  • OBIEE MyOracle Support Community (link)

  • Master Support Note for Oracle Exalytics BI In-Memory Machine (link)



Monday Apr 02, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus April 2012

General News

  • Oracle OpenWorld call for papers now open, now through April 9 (link)

  • Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)

  • Oracle EPM and BI Support Newsletter Current Edition - Volume 3 : March 2012 (link)




  • 4-day Oracle Real-Time Decisions Hands-on Technical Workshop for Partners (PTS, Free)

  • May 14-17, 2012: Colombes, Paris, France

  • Nordic events : “Latest Release of Oracle Hyperion EPM and BI Suites Helps Organizations Plan through Uncertainty, Improve Decision-Making and Meet Regulatory Requirements” (April 17, Sweden | April 18, Norway | April 19, Denmark | April 24, Finland)

  • Webcast Replay from Balaji Yelamanchili and Paul Rodwick: “Analytics Without Limits - The Latest on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence”  (link) 

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012: Business Analytics launch webcast: Invite your customers to register (link)

  • Big Data Online Forum now available on Demand (link) 

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Webcast Replay: Accurate Forecasting within the Business Planning Cycle (link)

  • Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) Master Support Note (link)

  • Blog: XBRL - Moving from Production to Consumption (link)

  • New DRM Oracle-by-Example: Configuring Data Relationship Management with Hyperion Shared Services (link)

  • New DRM Oracle-by-Example: Deploying and Configuring Data Relationship Management Web Service API (link)

  • Webcast Replay: EPM Sneak Preview (link)

  • Thinking of upgrading to  Get advice & best practices on the proactive support blog (link)

  • NEW – Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning Datasheet (link)

  • All EPM product Datasheets and Solution Briefs have been updated for R11.1.2.2 (link)

 Business  Intelligence

  • Whitepaper: Driving Innovation Through Analytics (link)

  • Gartner: CIOs Identify BI as the No. 1 Technology Priority for 2012 (link)

  • Webcast Replay: Exalytics in Action: Airlines, US Census and Federal Spending Demo Applications  (link)

  • NEWLY RELEASED Walk-in Video for Exalytics - Use This to Start Customer/Partner Meetings! (link)

  • Webcast Replay: Big Data Essentials: What You Need to Know (link)

  • IDC Insight Paper: “Oracle's All-Out Assault on the Big Data Market: Offering Hadoop, R, Cubes, and Scalable IMDB in Familiar Packages” (link)

  • System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1 Certification Matrix now published to include OBIEE (link)

  • Maintenance Release Guide (List of Bugs Fixed) for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)  (link)

  • Master Support Note for Oracle Exalytics (link)

  • OBIEE Is OBIEE Certified With OBI Apps  (link)

  • Information Center: Troubleshooting Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (support login req'd)  (link)




Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

First Partner in Europe to buy Exalytics: Information Systems Engineering GmbH

ISE Information Systems Engineering GmbH was the first Oracle Partner in Europe to buy an Exalytics system in January 2012.  This will go side by side with ISE’s existing Exadata to help customers to test, evaluate and implement the best system architectures for their business analytics needs.

If you need to check the pricing to buy or re-sell an Exalytics, then download the Oracle Engineered Systems Price List (PDF).

The ISE Test-Center ( ) is the first and only test-center in Germany with an Oracle Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytics.  ISE has already carried out many proof of solution tests for Germany customers.

The company, employing 60 people, was founded in 1991 and is specialized in the consulting and implementation of integrated IT strategies with focus on Oracle Database applications.

CEO, Herbert Rossgoderer said “We are very excited about the Exalytics, and already have quite a few customers planning out there data warehousing, BI and analytics infrastructure with us.  The Exadata is the fastest data warehousing platform that we see in the market place, but this does not always mean that all BI queries are instantaneous, because customers still sometimes have legacy BI solutions on traditional hardware. 

The Exalytics in-memory system perfectly complements any large data warehouse platform by solving complex analytics needs in-memory with super fast processing.  This results in a completely new customer user experience with almost no wait time as they navigate along their analytic thought path.” 

ISE is now Oracle Platinum Partner

With the certification by Oracle for the high Oracle Partner status, a long-term partnership reaches the next level.  Since 1992 already, ISE has been Oracle partner and has over a period of about 18 years sold Oracle products very successfully – partly in cooperation with Oracle itself. Since the foundation of the company in 1991, ISE has focused unchanged on the “Oracle Product Stack”. 

In the new Oracle partner program ISE has already specialized in the following topics:

  • Exadata

  • Datawarehouse

  • Oracle 11g

  • Oracle Real Application Cluster

  • Oracle Database Performance Tuning

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux

Through awarding the platinum partner status, Oracle confirms the Know-how as well as the efficiency of ISE concerning Oracle products and the meaning of being a long-term and reliable partner.



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