Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Oracle Again in Gartner Leaders Quadrant for 2014 BI and Analytic Platforms

Gartner issued the 2014 BI Platforms and Analytic Platforms Magic Quadrant placing Oracle in the Leaders quadrant again. 

The Good News

The key aspects for Oracle BI partners is that Gartners sees acceleration in the trend “from BI systems used primarily for measurement and reporting to those that also support analysis, prediction, forecasting and optimization”: which is clearly good for us since all these capabilities can be deployed by Oracle partners with OBI Foundation Suite, Oracle Advanced Analytics and Real-Time Decisions.

Also, “the race is on to fill the gap in governed data discovery.” Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, and its’ integration to Oracle BI, addresses this Self-service requirement better than any of the competition – but be aware that Gartner did not consider this at the time of this 2014 report, since version 3.1 was not out in time for inclusion.

Oracle is a Leader for the 8th consecutive year.  Top reasons cited include:

  • Broad product suite that works with many heterogeneous data sources for large-scale, multi-business-unit and multi-geography deployments
  • Integration with Oracle apps and technology, and with Oracle Hyperion EPM
  • Prebuilt analytic applications – horizontal Oracle BI Applications and the many industry analytic applications built on Oracle BI
  • Among the largest deployments in terms of numbers of users and data sizes
  • 69% of Oracle BI customers consider it their enterprise BI standard
  • Large, global network of partners

 Oracle has secured distribution rights for this Gartner research.  Get it here.

Thursday Jan 23, 2014

Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download

The current version 3.1 of Endeca Information Discovery can now be downloaded from OTN as a self-contained VM appliance providing a VM (virtual machine) image containing a full installation of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, including:

  • Endeca Server
  • Studio
  • Provisioning Service

The primary objective of this image is to demonstrate the Endeca Information Discovery self-service use case, allowing end users to immediately log in, upload an Excel file, and customize the resulting application within minutes.

While this image can also be used in conjunction with Endeca Information Discovery Integrator, note that Integrator does not come installed by default on the image. Connecting to this image via Integrator from an outside source (host machine or 3rd party machine) also requires some modifications to the image's default network configuration. See the "Loading Data via Integrator" section in this README doc for details.

PLEASE NOTE that this appliance is for testing purposes only. As such, it is unsupported, and should not be used in a production environment.

You can also “Test Drive” Endeca 3.1 on our hosted system @ Note that this is shared across different public users, and self-provisioning is disabled. Use Logon ID: / Admin123.

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Try out Latest Version of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID)

You can get a quick introduction to the new 3.1 version of Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) from these videos which run from 3 to 10 minutes each: and then try out this latest version on our hosted system (details below), where you can test and build your own applications.

New Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3.1 Videos on YouTube

OEID for Voice of the Consumer

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for Voice of the Consumer provides deeper analytics by combining new insights found in diverse and unstructured data sources.

OEID 3.1 Voice of the Consumer Self-Service Build Demo

Start with an IT-controlled data warehouse, then add social media JSON. Use EID's self-service, in-app data enrichment to derive structured data from Tweet text--which you can then use to mash up the two data sets and figure out how social media comments are causing sales to decline.

OEID 3.1 Workforce End-User Demo

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for workforce provides deeper analytics by combining new insights found in diverse and unstructured data sources.

OEID for Crime Incidents

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery on crime incident data obtained from the City of Chicago public data download site (

OEID 3.1 Warranty Self-Service Demo

Using Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, we turn a spreadsheet on our desktop into a full-featured enterprise discovery application in just a few minutes, then share our findings with the rest of our organization.

For you to try out Endeca 3.1 as a user and self-service dashboard builder, there is a publicly accessible oracle-hosted demonstration URL available with Endeca 3.1, here at:

You can use this URL to directly demo EID 3.1 on your browser. But please be aware that the system and content may be refreshed without notice, and we may change the URL: if we do, I will re-post the new access URL to this blog.

Friday Nov 08, 2013

New Version 3.1 Endeca Information Discovery Now Available

Business User Self-Service Data Mash-up Analysis and Discovery

integrated with OBI11g and Hadoop

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 (OEID) is a major release that incorporates significant new self-service discovery capabilities for business users, including agile data mashup, extended support for unstructured analytics, and an even tighter integration with Oracle BI.

· Self-Service Data Mashup and Discovery Dashboards: business users can combine information from multiple sources, including their own up-loaded spreadsheets, to conduct analysis on the complete set. Creating discovery dashboards has been made even easier by intuitive drag-and drop layouts and wizard-based configuration.  Business users can now build new discovery applications in minutes, without depending on IT.

· Enhanced Integration with Oracle BI: OEID 3.1 enhances its’ native integration with Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation. Business users can now incorporate information from trusted BI warehouses, leveraging dimensions and attributes defined in Oracle’s Common Enterprise Information Model, but evolve them based on the varying day-to-day demands and requirements that they personally manage.

· Deep Unstructured Analysis: business users can gain new insights from a wide variety of enterprise and public sources, helping companies to build an actionable Big Data strategy. With OEID’s long-standing differentiation in correlating unstructured information with structured data, business users can now perform their own text mining to identify hidden concepts, without having to request support from IT. They can augment these insights with best in class keyword search and pattern matching, all in the context of rich, interactive visualizations and analytic summaries.

· Enterprise-Class Self-Service Discovery: OEID 3.1 enables IT to provide a powerful self-service platform to the business as part of a broader Business Analytics strategy, preserving the value of existing investments in data quality, governance, and security. Business users can take advantage of IT-curated information to drive discovery across high volumes and varieties of data, and share insights with colleagues at a moment’s notice.

· Harvest Content from the Web with the Endeca Web Acquisition Toolkit: Oracle now provides best-of-breed data access to website content through the Oracle Endeca Web Acquisition Toolkit. This provides an agile, graphical interface for developers to rapidly access and integrate any information exposed through a web front-end. Organizations can now cost-effectively include content from consumer sites, industry forums, government or supplier portals, cloud applications, and myriad other web sources as part of their overall strategy for data discovery and unstructured analytics.

For more information:

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Endeca Information Discovery Bootcamp in Sweden Oct 2013

Event Details: October 22-24, 2013: Oracle Kista, Sweden

Register Now here

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.

We will walk you through four key components of the product: Oracle Endeca Server—A highly scalable, search-analytical database that derives the data model based on the data presented to it, thereby reducing data modeling requirements. Studio—A highly interactive, component-based user interface for configuring advanced, yet intuitive, analytical applications. Integration Suite—Provides rapid unification and enrichment of diverse sources of information into a single integrated view. Extensible Value-Added Modules—Add-on modules that provide value quickly through configuration instead of custom coding.

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.


  • This bootcamp is intended only for OPN member Partners as prospective implementers of OEID or those in a pre-sales role looking to gain insight into the technical benefits of this new software.
  • You must bring a 64-bit laptop with you for the Hands-on labs, with 64-bit Windows OS (Windows 7 or Windows Server 2000
  • Attendees should have experience and familiarity with the basic concepts of business intelligence.

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Endeca Information Discovery Bootcamp in UK Oct 2013

Event Details: Oct 02 - Oct 04, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Oracle Office in Reading
Building 510, Oracle Parkway Thames Valley Park,
Reading, RG6 1RA, United Kingdom

Register Here Now

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. Participants will learn how to develop & implement solutions using a Data Discovery method.


· This bootcamp is intended only for OPN member Partners as prospective implementers of OEID or those in a pre-sales role looking to gain insight into the technical benefits of this new software.

· You must bring a 64-bit laptop with you for the Hands-on labs.

· Attendees should have experience and familiarity with the basic concepts of business intelligence.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2013

Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) Hosted Demonstrations

Are you interested in accessing the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) hosted demo system? Now available for partners who are specialized or who are on track for OEID specialization, this demo system allows you to easily demonstrate Endeca Discovery. The system includes five different demos with scripts. Partners who have completed the sales and presales Guided Learning Paths and the corresponding assessment exams may qualify for access. Because space may become limited for this system, partners who have completed all exams, including the OEID implementation exam and have applied for OIED specialization will be given first access.

To submit a request for access to the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery hosted demo system or to request more information, please email providing:

  • Subject line: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery hosted demo system request
  • Your complete contact information: Name, Company Name, Email and Partner Number
  • Your Region (i.e., North America, Europe/Middle East, Asia Pac, Latin America, Japan):
  • Your Company’s OPN Program Level (i.e., Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver):
  • Your Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Specialization status (which specialization, sales or presales that have been achieved or current status towards specialization)

Partners can also download some of the demo datasets from our ftp site:

 Also check out these new assets:

Monday Mar 25, 2013

Endeca Information Discovery Version Release 3.0

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 and Oracle Endeca Server 7.5 are now available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery @ ).

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) includes Endeca Information Discovery Studio, for end-user discovery and creation of discovery applications, and Endeca Information Discovery Integrator, for ingesting data into Endeca Server and discovery applications.

What’s New?

Enhanced End-User Discovery Experience 

  • Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) Studio 3.0 comes with a completely refreshed look and feel. Discovery applications are cleaner looking and more powerful than ever to maximize the discovery experience.

Improved Business Self-Service Capabilities

  • Without IT assistance, business users can upload Excel files to create personal discovery applications. Also build discovery applications on curated data sets already provisioned by IT.
  • Encourage collaboration by allowing discovery applications built both by business users and IT to be viewed and shared with appropriate security rights.
  • Improved information management capabilities, including an enhanced View Manager to make it easier for business users to create applications based on centrally defined data and metadata definitions.


  • OEID Studio 3.0 is translated and localized for 10 languages. Oracle Endeca Server 7.5 now supports data in 22 languages.

A Robust Data Discovery Platform for the Enterprise

  • OEID 3.0 is more tightly integrated with Oracle BI for more confidence in your data.  Use OEID Integrator 3.0 to connect to Oracle BI Server as a data source and spin up a new discovery application in minutes. Use the new wizard to select subject areas, tables and metadata from Oracle BI Server allowing complete alignment between Oracle BI and OEID discovery applications.
  • OEID Integrator 3.0 enhances social media and unstructured data capabilities, with a native JSON reader, new HTTP connector with OAuth support (for accessing common web service based APIs), and better Text Enrichment and Sentiment accuracy on short form text (e.g., Twitter).
  • Deploy on WebLogic 11gR1.
  • Even more powerful analytics due to many new EQL enhancements including 17 new functions and improvements to many existing functions.

Pricing note

Endeca Information Discovery pricing and packaging changes were also announced recently: for more details, see the Oracle Technology Commercial Price List, and product information at

Monday Mar 18, 2013

E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) has incorporated Endeca technology to extend the ERP’s value to make stronger and more profitable decisions. Endeca Information Discovery is a comprehensive technology platform to store, manage and process data for searching and analyzing structured and unstructured information together.

EBS users now have access to millions of records of information in real time so they can see more and act faster to business challenges through:

  • Transactional/operational KPIs that provide a complete picture across organizations
  • More productive and interactive user experience:
    • Complete data view across modules and organizations
    • Visualization of KPIs and exceptions
    • Google-like search results across organizations and company-specific data items
    • Guided navigation for faster answers
    • Integrated out of box with E-Business Suite modules, fast to deploy, lowering cost of ownership

Join us for a FREE to OPN Partners Hands-on-Training event that will help you:

  • Understand the value proposition of Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca
  • Learn about the EBS-Endeca integration, data synchronization, security setup
  • Learn about EBS-Endeca setup and configuration
  • Learn how to design and customize the EBS-Endeca UI using Endeca design tools
  • (Click Here for Full Agenda)

Who Should Attend?
This is a must for anyone who is involved in implementing, configuring, installing and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca.

Register today as places are very limited, using the links below appropriately:

1. Oracle Partner Registration Link: Click HERE

Class location : Oracle Romania Office

Calea Floreasca 169A,  1st Floor, Room CVC5

Floreasca Business Park, District 1

Bucharest, RO 020112
Phone:+40 21 367 8700

Dates: 16 - 17 April 2013 Time: 08:00 - 17:00

Friday Jan 11, 2013

New OPN Specialisation Exam for Endeca Information Discovery

We have just launched the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Essentials Exam (1Z1-461) and we invite you to be our first candidates!

This exam is primarily intended for professionals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle Endeca Information Discovery solutions. This certification covers topics such as: installation, data design, data ingest, UI design, EID analytics, and search & navigation.

• Company Specialization:

Contribute to your company Specialization path! Your certification will count towards the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Specialization.

• Beta Voucher: Take this exam at NO COST !

Contact us at and get your free beta exam voucher!

Please note the number of free vouchers is limited!

Register Now at Pearson VUE

Also ... Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Sales & Pre-Sales Assessments

We have also launched the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 Sales Assessment and the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.3 PreSales Assessment.

The Sales candidates should have the ability to describe Oracle Endeca Information Discovery to customers at a high-level. They should also understand Oracle’s key sales plays, solution positioning, defined market, potential target customers, methods of handling competitor objections, and pricing & packaging.

The Pre-sales candidates should have the ability to demonstrate Oracle Endeca Information Discovery v2.3 to customers at a functional level. They should be able to describe new technical features, provide a high-level system architecture design. In addition, they should understand Oracle’s solution positioning, defined market, potential target customers, and methods of handling competitor objections.

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Partner Training on Endeca 2-Days Hands-on Fundamentals

The Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) fundamentals training is designed to give partners an understanding of OEID’s features, and how it complements the existing Oracle Business Intelligence suite. Participants will learn how to develop & implement solutions using a Data Discovery method.  Training is in Dutch.

This is a two-day class which start with the introduction of Endeca in the proposition of Oracle Business Analytics. The underlying architecture and technology will also be covered. The majority of this fundamentals training is based on a hands-on wokrshop. In this workshop all participants will build several Endeca dashboards based on worked out examples. During this workshop we will also spend time on how to extract social media and other unstructured data combined with text enrichment.

This training is developed and will be given by Aorta Business Intelligence who is Oracle Approved Education Center for OBIEE and OEID in EMEA.

You must bring a 64-bit laptop with you for the Hands-on labs: Attendees should have experience and familiarity with the basic concepts of business intelligence and be OPN Partners with Gold or above membership.

Monday Dec 10, 2012

Test Drive for Partners on Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

Specifically for Oracle Partners, this half-day hands-on workshop allows you to experience Information Discovery from Oracle in order to:

  • Understand Information Discovery and how it compliments classic BI solutions
  • Use Search and Guided Navigation to see how structured and unstructured information can be rapidly brought together to unlock hidden value
  • Explore all of your data in any format and from any source including social media, market surveys and reports
  • Lay the foundation for helping business users who need fast answers to new questions
  • Experience the amazing performance of Endeca on Oracle's in memory Exalytics machine

After an introduction to Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, follow a self-paced, supervised, hands-on tutorial where you will see how easy it is to:

  • Use Guided Navigation and Search to explore structured and unstructured data
  • Rapidly integrate new and changing data sources such as Social Media
  • Build new Discovery user interfaces
  • Rapidly respond to changing business needs and data environments
  • And ask questions of Oracle's Business Analytics experts throughout

When 14th January 2013, Registration 9:00 a.m. - finish by 1:00 p.m.      Register Now

What: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Test Drive

Where: Oracle City Office, 1 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Great new Million Dollar Question videos for ENDECA

Traditional BI can tell you what your sales $ revenue looks like, but may struggle to answer the “Million Dollar Questions” of why are they trending that way and what can I do about it ?

Try this short Business focused video to find out how customers can start Answering the Million Dollar Question with Oracle Endeca.

Meanwhile, for IT and partners, you might want to know a little more about how this technology fits together, and how you can start Changing the Game with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Oracle Endeca "Getting Started" Partner Guide

For partners looking for a concise step by step guide to getting started with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, here it is to help you get started as quickly as possible.

  • Step 1: Join the Knowledge Zone as a company and an individual - this will give you a) the right to resell Oracle Endeca ID, and b) notice of any free / subsidised training events in your region
  • Step 2: For a quick general overview & positioning see the following article, in particular the Agile BI Video series which are useful in sharing with prospective clients. Also find a link to the official OEID Data Sheet.
  • Step 3: For a more detailed overview there is a live recorded OEID partner webcast with downloadable slides. In conjunction with this, your sales / presales team have free access to the official OEID Partner Playbook as well as the full Oracle price book.
  • Step 4: Download the OEID software and install. Please be aware you will need a 64-bit machine & a 64-bit Operating System. A useful solution for partners that have a 32-bit Operating System is to use Oracle's free VirtualBox software to quickly and easily create a Linux image and install on that.
  • Step 5: Get started building a first application using the YouTube channel as well as resources on is
  • Attend a free / subsidised training event in your region (keep an eye on the blog for updates + join Knowledge Zone as an Individual (opt in) to be informed of these. 

Things are moving fast, so please be aware that the team are working hard to produce more and more material such as downloadable data sets (structured / unstructured), a downloadable image, access to demos, and over the next few weeks we will update this article as soon as new material becomes available!

New Oracle Endeca Knowledge Zone

The OEID Knowledge Zone is now live and active at the following link:

Partners looking to become OEID partners and develop an Endeca competency should ensure

a) that your company is registered (which will give you rights to resell Endeca) and

b) that you join as an individual - which will ensure that we can automatically keep you posted on up coming training & briefing events in your region

Please be aware that Oracle Endeca ID specialization is due to be launched in September and that the Knowledge Zone will be in a state of ongoing development until then while more and more content is transferred.



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