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 Google.docs, 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 charlie.berger@oracle.com should you have any questions. 

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.

Wednesday Jan 18, 2012

Advanced Analytics Training for Oracle Partners - March 1st 2012 in UK

Hands-on Training for Oracle Data-Mining and Oracle R-Enterprise

Where is the knowledge that is lost in information?

Where is the wisdom that is lost in knowledge? - T.S.Eliot

2-day Workshop - March 1st 2012 : Oracle London, UK

Workshop Description

“Big data”, without deep analytics, is just “data”. Data doesn’t become useful, actionable information until data analysis and interpretation are performed. Advanced Analytics is needed to extract meaning from data, creating valuable information that helps companies and organizations to:

  • Better understand customers, their behaviour and their needs

  • Perform a wide range of basic and statistical analyses

  • Build predictive models

  • Detect anomalies, potential fraud and rare events

  • Develop greater insight and understanding

Oracle's Advanced Analytics tools transform the Oracle Database into a powerful data mining, predictive analytics, statistics and advanced analytics platform. The Oracle Advanced Analytics Option, which bundles both Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise together, enables companies to bring the algorithms to the data as compared to the traditional approach of extracting data to specialized and expensive dedicated statistical/data mining servers.

With the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option, data movement is eliminated, or dramatically reduced, while analytical and compute intensive operations are performed within the database where the data resides; significantly improving performance and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of analytics.

The Oracle Advanced Analytics Option integrates a comprehensive array of predictive analytics, data mining, text mining, basic and advanced statistical functions and analytics into the database.

  1. Oracle Data Mining provides powerful machine learning techniques that run as SQL functions for in-database data preparation, model build and model deployment.

  2. Oracle R Enterprise integrates the popular R statistical programming environment with the Database to further extend the Database’s analytical capabilities. Oracle R Enterprise can be used to address an extensive variety of data driven problems.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This 2-day Hands on Training for Oracle Data Mining (ODM) and Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) is designed for Oracle Partners’ Consultants to gain an overview of ODM, ODM value proposition(s), competitive advantages and differentiators, and example customer use cases, as well as some proficiency in using these software tools.

During this training course, you will learn:

  • Data Mining, Predictive Analytics and Advanced Analytics Overview

  • How to use the SQL Developer/Oracle Data Miner GUI to mine demo data

  • Ideas for integration of ODM results into OBIEE dashboards and Applications

  • Basic concepts and most common Oracle R Enterprise command, functionality and demo scripts

  • We will also introduce you to Oracle RTD (Real Time Decisions) to position this compared to ODM and ORE.

Training Goals:

  • Students should understand the basics of Oracle Data Mining and will be able to use the Oracle Data Miner GUI

  • Students should become familiar with Oracle R Enterprise and do simple "Hello world" examples

  • Students will understand resources to self-study and learn more after this course.

PREPARATION & PREREQUISITES:

Students must come to the class with their own laptops with the following:

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 11.2.0.1+, including Sample Examples data installed
  • SQL Developer 3.1 with Oracle Data Mining Extension installed - download 3.1 EA3
  • Oracle R Enterprise installed + open source R

Additional pointers to pre-course resources and study aides will be available before the class. For more info goto ODM on OTN And ODM Examples E-Tutorials.


Audience

· Oracle Partners in EMEA:

o Consultants familiar with Oracle BI or Oracle Essbase

o Consultants familiar with other advanced analytics and statistical tools

Schedule - March 1st and 2nd 2012

Places are limited, and we will confirm your registration within two weeks of the event. This training is free to Oracle Gold or Platinum partners.

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