Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Endeca YouTube Training Channel Live

Announcing the launch of the "Getting Started with Endeca Information Discovery 2.3" YouTube channel. Some very good videos and resources for partners to use at your own convenience to build your capability.

You can also find the full outline available on our OTN page ( 

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012



This is your key annual event here in Europe to get the latest from Oracle to propel your business growth in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management. This event should appeal to BI or EPM specialised Partners, Executives, Sales, Pre-sales and Solution architects: with a choice of participation in the plenary day and then a set of special interest sessions.

The follow on breakout sessions on the 20th, 21st and 22nd June provide deeper dives and technical training for those of you who wish to stay for intensive sales, pre-sales and hands-on workshops.  During this event you can learn about partner success stories, participate in an array of break-out sessions, exchange information with other partners and enjoy a vibrant panel discussion.

Keynotes: Rich Clayton, VP BI&EPM Strategy,  & Balaji Yelamanchili, VP BI&EPM Development

  • Agile BI: Beyond the Data Warehouse
  • Performance Management Beyond Finance
  • In-Memory Analytics
  • Advanced Analytics and Big Data

Session guide :

June 19th  : Day 1

Main Plenary Session : Full day, starting 9.0 am. 

   Cocktails and Dinner in the Evening

June 20th  : Day 2

OBI Sales Workshop

starting 9.0 am

Hyperion EPM Sales Workshop

starting 9.0 am

Exalytics Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

ENDECA Agile Information Discovery Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

Plenary Session: Keynote - BI & EPM Product Development Roadmap, 16.00 pm -  17.15

June 21st  : Day 3

Hyperion V Technical Update 

starting 9.0 am

Advanced Analytics Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

Exalytics Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

ENDECA Agile Information Discovery Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

June 22nd   : Day 4

Hyperion V Technical Update

starting 9.0 am

Advanced Analytics Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

Exalytics Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

ENDECA Agile Information Discovery Technical Training

starting 9.0 am

Places are Limited, Register Now!

Registration for the conference, the deeper dives and technical training is free of charge to OPN Partners, but you have to manage your own travel and hotel expenses.  You can find out more information about the conference hotel venue at Sheraton Istanbul Maslak Hotel.

Oracle Endeca European Boot Camp - May 14th, 15th, 16th

Announcing the second Endeca European Boot Camp on May 14th in Oracle offices in Zurich. This will be the last chance for partners to get free training until September other than at the annual EMEA BI event in June in Istanbul, which is already filling up. 

Please REGISTER HERE as soon as possible

What will be covered?

The Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) Boot Camp is a three-day class with a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, tailored to make participants aware of the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery platform, and to gain valuable skills in implementation best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Architecture: OEID Components, use of graphs, overview of clustering
  • OEID Installation: Architecture planning, infrastructure requirements, installation process, production hints & tips
  • OEID Administration: Index creation and management, administrative operations, portal configuration, data sources, system monitoring
  • Indexing: Data source analysis, ETL process, Graph creation, OES loading
  • Querying: Query types, web services, result sets
  • Portlets: Studio portlets, custom portlet development
  • Reporting: Analytics, LQL, charting

Training will be delivered by Endeca's premier Global Partner RealDecoy who have over 150 successful implementations under their belt.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

UK Oracle Endeca ExSite 15th May London


UK Partner exsite on

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

Tuesday 15th May 2012- Oracle City Office, London

You are invited to attend this Partner Briefing on 15th May in Oracle’s London Moorgate Offices to discover the latest news and strategy on Oracle Business Intelligence.

Who should attend?
This event will be of keen interest to all Oracle BI Partners and Big Data Partners.

With ever greater demand for Oracle BI and with Oracle continuing to acquire and develop products and solutions to meet its vision, the Oracle UK BI team is looking to work with partners to deliver greater success.
  In October 2011, Oracle announced its entrance into agreement to acquire Endeca. The acquisition and combination is now complete and Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) is on the price list.

14:30 Registration and Coffee

15.00 Information Discovery & Agile BI, and Big Data Analytics

· How Partners Compete & Win with Oracle BI & Oracle EID

15.45 Demonstrations

· Customer use case

· How to build an Agile BI App in minutes

16.45 Understanding OEID commercials and getting started

17.15 Q&A

17.30 Event close followed by Networking Drinks

Next Steps
Click here to register now for this important, free briefing for BI Partners.

We look forward to seeing you on 15th May.

Best regards,


Mike Pell

VP UK BI Sales

Duncan Fitter

BI Business Development

Grant Schofield

A&C Director Endeca EMEA

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Oracle Hyperion EPM Release version is now available

Updated Datasheets for all EPM products for R11.1.2.2 are on this link, available on

Partner Training Materials from the EPM workshops in Barcelona in April 2012

For our EPM Partners, we have designed a Solutions Factory page to keep you updated on our EPM Product offerings. You will find here the latest products presentations, sales positioning slide decks, training materials and links to demo content.

  • So stay tuned and check this page on a regular basis for new content.

  • To get the logon password to the EPM Solutions Factory, or for more information, please contact:

Olivier Bernard
EPM Sales Development Director

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Video Presentation and Demo of Oracle Advanced Analytics & Data Mining

For a video presentation and demonstration of Oracle Advanced Analytics & Data Mining  click here. (This plays a large MP4 file in a browser: access is from, and this works best with Google CHROME).

This one hour session focuses primarily on the Oracle Data Mining component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option along with Oracle R Enterprise and is tied to the Oracle SQL Developer Days virtual and onsite events and is presented by Oracle’s Director for Advanced Analytics, Charlie Berger, covering:

  • Big Data + Big Data Analytics

  • Competing on analytics & value proposition

  • What is data mining?

  • Typical use cases

  • Oracle Data Mining high performance in-database SQL based data mining functions

  • Exadata "smart scan" scoring

  • Oracle Data Miner GUI (an Extension that ships with SQL Developer)

  • Oracle Business Intelligence EE + Oracle Data Mining results/predictions in dashboards

  • Applications "powered by Oracle Data Mining" for factory installed predictive analytics methodologies

  • Oracle R Enterprise

Please contact should you have any questions. 

Thursday Apr 05, 2012

Webcast - Building Discovery Applications with Oracle Endeca

On 18th of April 13:00 GMT we hosted a live webcast where we be demonstrated Endeca discovery applicationsin action, and walked through the process of how to build a Discovery Application in less than 30 minutes.The aim was to give partners a realistic idea of what Endeca is and is not, how to work with it and how to build with it.

The recording can be accessed at the following link Play Offering

Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

Advanced Analytics Oracle Data Mining - NEW 2-Day Training Course

A NEW 2-Day Oracle University (OU) Instructor Led Course on Oracle Data Mining has been developed for partners and customers to learn more about data mining, predictive analytics and knowledge discovery inside the Oracle Database.

Oracle Data Mining, provides data mining algorithms that run native for high performance in-database model building and model deployment. This OU course is a great way to learn the advantages and benefits of "big data analytics"; mining data, building and deploying "predictive analytics" all inside the Oracle Database and to work with OBI.

To register for a class, click here, then click on View Schedule to see the latest scheduled classes and/or submit your information expressing interest in attending a class.

What is the Endeca MDEX Engine?

Today I would like to draw your attention to a really helpful article by Rittmanmead taking a deeper look under the covers at the Endeca MDEX engine; how it works, what's so different about it, and why that matters to customers. This will in particular be useful for the technical audience. The other articles in the Endeca Week series are equally useful for a wider audience.

Monday Apr 02, 2012

Business Accelerators for Oracle BI Applications

"Using the Oracle Business Accelerators across projects …, our deliveries are now 50% faster than traditional implementations.”

"Oracle Application Implementation is now within reach for Small to Medium Businesses who want a faster, cheaper & better … implementation.   Oracle Business Accelerators (OBA) has made it possible.”

Find out more @ OBA for BI Applications   {partner single sign-on required}

Oracle Business Accelerator (OBA) kits are now available for BI Applications, configured for both:

·        E-Business Suite, and

·        JD Edwards E1.

This has resources to help partners to sell and deliver tightly scoped OBI-Application implementation projects with low risk and high margin in a few weeks; with huge potential to up-sell many add on services to your delighted client.

For example, select “Oracle BI Applications ” & “E-Business Suite - R12.1.1”, and then the “OBA Project Consultant” gets the following self-guided tutorials and access to a comprehensive delivery kit:

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)






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