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.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

Sales Campaign to Promote Partner Solutions using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud

Partners play a central role covering the market and working with our Oracle sales reps, focusing on the business-value proposition from using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud. Therefore we have a strong focus on partners in our Sales Campaign plan for this FY17, with a campaign to “promote partner solutions”, to execute jointly or with partner own resources.

As such we invite you to collaborate with us, promoting your business solutions (built with DV / OBI / BICS). To discuss and progress this, join one of these web-conferences where we will inform you about the campaign plan and possible ways of collaboration.


Speaker: Carmen del Campo – EMEA BA Sales Programs Manager

Oracle Business Analytics GTM Strategy FY17
Speaker: Gherardo Infunti – EMEA BA Cloud Solution Director

Oracle Business Analytics H1 Campaign Plan.
Speaker: Andrea Zengin – EMEA BA Business Development Director

Do not miss this opportunity to learn how we can collaborate and register now for:

- WEB-CONFERENCE ON July 20th, 2016 - 09:30 am CET / 8.30 am UK - Duration: 45’

- or WEB-CONFERENCE ON September 6th, 2016 - 09:30 am CET / 8.30 am UK - Duration: 45’

or contact

As part of this sales campaign it is important we have full details about your Partner Solutions you have built using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud, so please review this article on How to Sell your Partner BICS Solution Offer with the Oracle Sales Team.

You can also replay on demand this Partner Webcast: about Adding value to your current offering with Oracle Data Visualisation Cloud Service, and if needed, attend the Partner Training 4-day Workshops on Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) and Data Visualization.

AND Remember to Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation, and get all of your clients to Download DVD from OTN (and see the Documentation).

Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Amazing Football Facts - Analyze UEFA EURO Championship

Amaze your friends and field football facts from the last UEFA 2012 Championship and stats on recent 2016 matches between countries….

With Oracle Data Visualization you can easily see the shape and correlations in this data about the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship about Matches, Teams and players, Team Statistics and Players’ Statistics.

  1. See the groups where the teams scored the highest number of goals
  2. Analyse the number of goals per Team in each Stage
  3. Visualize the correlation between the average age per team, the total number of games played by current players for the national team and the number of goals scored by the team in UEFA Euro 2012


You can download the UEFA-data-set and a doc (pdf) explaining how to do all this step-by-step, as well as finished DV-projects (for 2012 and for 2016 - password is “uefa” for both) in this Partner Folder *.

This is a popular topic to help teach yourself about Data Visualization Desktop, and so of course, please use it with your internal teams, and your customers.

* To download, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to your logon-ID, and I will add you.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

Oracle Data Visualisation License Pricing

I guess by now you have already downloaded your own copy of Data Visualisation Desktop (DVD) – having seen my recent post @ New in May 2016 Data Visualisation Desktop.

If you now have some customers who wish to buy it, I just wanted to clarify for you the Oracle Data Visualisation License Pricing:

- On premise, customers can buy ONE (1) Named User License, or more, for Data Visualisation.

- You do not need any other product with DVD – it can access most data and cloud sources (e.g. OBI is not required, nor is Oracle DB – although DVD obviously works well with these).

- The Oracle Data Visualisation License fee is $1250 per named user (minimum lowered to 1), and for this, customers receive both DV for OBI12c and Data Visualisation Desktop (DVD) – the price list can be downloaded @ US Oracle Technology Commercial Price List (PDF)

- When OBI12c and DV are licensed by processor, customers get 80 licenses of DVD per processor, again at no extra charge.

- Data Visualisation is embedded into both of the cloud services, the BI Cloud Service (BICS @ $250 pu/m) and in Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) for $150 / Named User / Month.

- DVD is packaged at no extra cost with DVCS and BICS, so customers who subscribe to those services receive a matching number of DVD licenses at no extra charge. 

So please Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation, and get all of your clients to Download DVD from OTN (and see the Documentation).

Wednesday May 04, 2016

New in May 2016 Data Visualisation Desktop

Oracle’s Data Visualization portfolio expands further with the availability of Data Visualization on the desktop (“DVD”), making it easier and even more convenient for anyone to analyze any data, anytime, anywhere. 

Start now - Download DVD now from OTN (522Mb) and install to start working with your data in as little as 15 minutes.

Get an easy-to-use desktop capability that is part of a complete visual analytics solution to meet all your needs, from individuals to the entire organization, for IT and the business.

Grow as you go by using DV in the cloud (DVCS) or on the desktop (DVD), or both – whatever best suits your needs now, and in the future.

A key element in Oracle’s analytics strategy, Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is a standalone capability that provides rich, consumer-style analytics, including intelligent data visualization, self-service data discovery, visual storytelling, and predictive analysis, as well as out-of-the-box access to numerous data sources and built-in data preparation.  Highlights and benefits include:

Easy, Engaging Visual Analytics: Oracle Data Visualization (DV) blends drag-and-drop simplicity with powerful analytics, making it fun and easy for anyone to blend, visualize, and gain new insight from their data.  DVD makes visual analytics even more accessible through a quick download and install, allowing anyone to have a local best-in-class visual analytics capability that includes new visualizations, free form layouts, custom coloring and highlighting, and more.  See here the new features video.

Anytime, Anywhere:  DVD complements DVCS, BICS, and BI 12c, making the same rich experience and technology available for personal use on the desktop.  DVD is ideal for organizations that are still sorting out their cloud strategy, offering easy access to visual analytics that creates a natural bridge between premises and cloud.  Equally, it offers cloud customers a simple solution for local analytics, enabling people to work anywhere they need to.    

Push-Button Data Management:  Point-and-click data blending allows users to blend data from a variety of sources – Oracle and other SaaS applications, on-premises systems, external sources and personal files, including:  OTBI/E, Oracle database, Spark, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Teradata, Redshift, Hive, Impala, MongoDB, SybaseIQ, and Salesforce.  DVD also offers integrated data preparation capabilities, enabling anyone to quickly clean and enhance data as it is loaded, as well as export to CSV files.

Predictive Analytics:  Analytics has progressed from providing oversight to offering insight, and now to enabling foresight.   Oracle Data Visualization supports that progression, delivering embedded predictive capabilities that enable anyone to see trend lines and other visuals with a click, and extend their analysis using a free R download. 

“Buy 1 Get 1 Free”:  DVD is packaged at no extra cost with DVCS and BICS, so customers who subscribe to those services receive a matching number of DVD licenses at no extra charge.  On premises, customers license Oracle Data Visualisation for $1250 per named user (minimum lowered to 1), and receive both DV for OBI12c and DVD; when OBI12c and DV are licensed by processor, customers get 80 licenses of DVD per processor, again at no extra charge.

Resources to help you include:


Monday Apr 18, 2016

Partner Webcast: Adding value to your current offering with Oracle Data Visualisation Cloud Service

Watch the recorded Webcast (originally on 19th May) – or share it with a colleague.


“This is a superb tool for gaining the interest of key business executives in our customers, from which further business expansion opportunities will arise.”

What we will cover

Oracle Data Visualisation Cloud Service (DVCS) is a powerful user friendly tool which can complement your existing offerings and help you to maximize the value for your customers of your solutions with powerful visual analytics and storytelling. A business user can easily connect to Oracle SaaS Applications & Databases and ‘mash-up’ Excel files to provide them with the ability to gain valuable business insight.

It’s a very simple and easy, yet powerful way of being seen to add value without complexity to your customers, whilst being very cost effective at $150 / Named User / Month, 5 user minimum.

This session will explore how DVCS can help complement the value of your offerings through:

Delivering powerful visual analytics accessible to your business users

  • Quickly uncovering and sharing hidden patterns and actionable insights
  • Visual storytelling. 100% self-service on every device
  • Exploiting the data in your solution via the connectors to Oracle SaaS Applications, Databases & Excel Files

The session will include both presentation and live demo and will give you the capability to develop simple business related offerings relevant to your customers and talk them through its benefits.


This session is aimed at all Oracle Partners - To register for this event please click here.

And please Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation

And access collateral from the DVCS Sales Campaign tools – Partner Folder *

(*To download, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to your logon-ID, and I will add you.)

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

Oracle Committed to Leadership in the Analytics Market

A number of analysts comment on the analytics marketplace from time to time, such as Forrester or Gartner: and as an Oracle partner we ask you to position these most effectively with your clients.

Specifically with the latest one from Gartner, Oracle chose not to participate in this survey for 2016, and if your clients ask about this we would ask that you individually present this “Oracle_Gartner BI Magic Quadrants Guidance.pdf” to your personal client contacts.*

As this guidance makes clear, our perspective is that your customers need a bi-modal analytics strategy designed for speed and discovery, as well as for consistency and scalability. Our market leadership grows from the integrated combination of these two capabilities with the foundation of OBI12c now integrated with Oracle Data Visualisation.

Also check out his blog from our VP Rich Clayton - Oracle’s Perspective on the Analytics Market.

(*This “Oracle_Gartner BI Magic Quadrants Guidance.pdf” can be downloaded from the BI Modernisation 12c Sales Campaign Partner Folder: to get logon access to this if you do not yet have it, email your Oracle ID to

Partner Training in BICS Implementation 3-day Workshops

Partners can apply to attend these 3-days/4-days hands-on workshops on Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) to help you implement BICS solutions for your clients.

We invite you to join the workshop In-Class or Remotely (avoid travel time and travel costs by joining remotely). This hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to OPN Member Partners.

Workshop dates: For Remote Participation instructions will be provided in the confirmation email.

1st - 3rd March, 2016 - In-Class Location: Germany, Munich.

19th - 22nd April, 2016 - In-Class Location: France, Colombes.

30th May - 2nd June, 2016 - In-Class Location: South-Africa, Johannesburg.

Workshop time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM - Exact times will be informed with confirmation email.

IMPORTANT: These workshops are available to Oracle Partners with a current OPN Gold Level or higher membership. A fully executed Partner Demonstration Services Addendum is required for this training workshop. If your company has not previously accepted this addendum, please click here to review and accept the terms and conditions. You should be authorized by your company to accept the legal addendum.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Oracle Cloud Overview, BI Cloud Overview, Front end Development, Visualization, Analysis & Dashboards, Mobile
  2. Data Visualization deep-dive, Data Mash-ups, Advanced Analytics, BI Search (ASK), BICS Modeler
  3. Data Loading techniques with BICS, Remote and SaaS Data Connectors, Technical Demos, Examples, POCs and Best Practices, Roadmap
  4. Deep-dive Database Cloud Service for BICS, Lift And Shift from On-Premise to Cloud, Integrations, Oracle IaaS Overview for Admin/Developers.


As a student on this class you are expected to know the following before attending the training:
Domain experience in Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse Design, Dimensional model, and database design is required: and knowledge of data integration tools is a plus.

Please watch the following videos:

System Requirements - This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptop.


To Register, please provide the following information to your local Alliances & Channel Manager or local Oracle A&C Enablement Contact: InClass or Remote, Partner Company, Participant's name, Participant's Corporate Email Address, Resident Country, Participant's Manager's Corporate Email Address.

Oracle A&C Enablement Contacts are:

Denmark, Finland:
Germany, Switzerland:,
Norway, Sweden:

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation

DVCS “info-walls” are live in seven languages - EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, TK and PL.

Here is a new “Info-Wall” you can tell your clients to check out to learn about the new Oracle Data Visualisation capability (DVCS).

You can also download a set of Sales tools from the DVCS Sales Campaign tools – Partner Folder: to get logon access to this if you do not yet have it, email your Oracle-ID to

Please also invite your customers to attend one of these Data Visualisation Cloud Service Webcasts for Customers that we are running from Oracle:

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Wednesday Jan 06, 2016

See and Try Data Visualisation for Big Data

By now you have probably already looked at how you can See and Try Oracle Data Visualisation to Re-Boot your Business, and maybe you are thinking how can you do this for your clients who have complex problems with large amounts of data in many different varieties of formats, probably with lots of text and documents (email, call-centre notes, asset maintenance logs, click streams, twitter, facebook…).

Maybe these clients have already started with Hadoop, but would like to be more productive in their “Data Science” and need to show their business executives some visual stories about the “big data” and how this can create business value.

To start with you can still use Oracle Data Visualisation to access data in Hadoop – for instance see this video demonstration @ OBI 12.2.1 : Visual Analyzer on Big Data. Here the information being used is joining database sets with structured data on Hadoop.

For un-structured, messy data, text information, and where the number of data-sets is large and being acquired so fast that your teams are finding it hard to define structures and prioritise where to start… then you need Oracle Big Data Discovery (BDD) to pre-analyse, mash-up, clean-up, and visualize the many different data sets together – and then to share your evolving insights and analysis with business analysts who can see the value and prioritise further work.

  1. For example I suggest you start with Getting Started with Oracle Big Data Discovery – Module 2: Process Overview (maybe even skip to 2.30 minutes into this video …).
  2. Then review the whole Oracle Big Data Discovery Playlists,
  3. And to download your own VM image with Hadoop, Oracle DB12c and BDD 1.1.1 try Download VM Oracle Big Data Lite 4.2.1 Including Big Data Discovery
  4. And then check back to Partners’ Get-Started-Kit with Oracle Big Data and Analytics and more articles at big and advanced.


For partners, we are running a series of 2-day technical training workshops on Big Data Discovery in EMEA (e.g. in UK), so look out to join these in your or nearby countries.

Hopefully this will get you more productive in your Big Data Science practices and help you visualize a greater variety of solutions and business value for your clients: or even just to make Hadoop a lot easier for your consultants to exploit.

Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

1-Day Sales Workshop for Oracle Partners on Data Visualization and Modern Analytics

9th February 2016 in UK – Click here for more information – Free to all OPN Partners in EMEA

Business users want Self Service data Visualization and analytics where they can quickly mash-up their data with integrated enterprise data from ERP systems and data warehouses and Big Data. Combining this with an explosion in the variety and quantity of data, traditional IT approaches are struggling to keep up with costs and skills.

In this 1-Day Workshop for Oracle Partners we will present and demonstrate how Oracle is successfully selling solutions that rapidly deliver business value, and help our existing customer base to modernise and exploit their current investments in Oracle products and expand into new technologies such as Hadoop.

Partners can seize this great opportunity for self-service Data Visualisation by prototyping and showing visual stories to their clients; convincing them on the agility and depth of analysis the partner can deliver with an integrated Oracle architecture.

Click here for more information – Free to all OPN Partners in EMEA

To prepare yourself you can preview some of the new visualization tools such as:

  1. See and Try Oracle Data Visualisation to Re-Boot your Business
  2. And see Oracle Big Data Discovery Demos
  3. There are also many BICS tutorials @ BI Cloud Service - Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service DocumentationVideos and Tutorials.

Tuesday Dec 22, 2015

See and Try Oracle Data Visualisation to Re-Boot your Business

2016 will re-boot your Oracle analytics business with the new Data Visualisation.  You can captivate your clients by exploiting the revolutionary ease of use and simplicity of deployment in the new Oracle data visualisation software and cloud services. Partners can deliver rich services to help setup and exploit rapid deployments for Data Visualisation, and then expand in many directions to enrich this initial project with the full stack of integrated Oracle analytics solutions.

Demonstrate and Learn about these most recent Oracle BI and Data Visualisation capabilities with more than 30 short videos arranged into playlists at YouTube-BI-Tech-Demos. These include:

  1. Try the software, by downloading the pre-built VM @ Demo OBI 12c and Visual Analyzer with SampleApp v511 Download,
  2. Or you can request a trial on the cloud with BICS and visual analyzer for yourself or your clients with the “Try it >” button @ Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS),
  3. Or subscribe to the Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) for $150 / Named User / Month with a 5 user minimum.

Monday Dec 21, 2015

Demo OBI 12c and Visual Analyzer with SampleApp v511 Download

The latest OBI SampleApp v511 prebuilt Virtual Box image includes OBIEE 12c, Visual Analyzer, Advanced Analytics & Oracle Database 12c. It provides numerous examples of OBI 12c capabilities, and includes the new features and capabilities of the OBI 12.2.1 release.

This SampleApp is a complete BI virtualized environment for demonstrating Oracle BI solutions. It provides a fully self-contained and configured environment with a comprehensive out of the box collection of examples to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practices, including:

  • Visual Analyzer Projects
    • Numerous Visual Analyzer features and functional examples
  • Mashups & XSA datasets
    • Numerous external Mash-up demo datasets & examples
    • Joining datasets, persisting BI reports as datasets
  • BI 12c Native Advanced Analytics
    • Native Advanced Analytics Function Examples in VA and in Answers
    • R/ORE integration, R visualizations embedding in dashboards
  • For additional information refer to the whats new in SA 511 document via the OTN download page.

INSTALLATION - Download SampleApp v511 from OTN

  • To assist in getting started, installing and starting the services for Sample App v511 refer to the Quick Deployment Guide
  • For further assistance in getting started, visit the Oracle BI TechDemo YouTube video Step by Step demo on how to deploy this release. This 4 minute video demonstrates how to download, deploy, setup and run the Sample App v511.

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 27, 2015

New Data Visualization Cloud Service

Powerful, Easy-to-Use Visual Analytics Now Accessible to Every Business User

Oracle Data Visualization is now available to your clients in three forms:

  1. As an integrated add-on module to OBI 12c on-premise (OBI 12c Major Release is Available)
  2. Within BICS (BI Cloud Service)
  3. And now in DVCS (Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service)

This makes rich, powerful visual analytics accessible to every business user. People at all levels of an organization can blend and analyze enterprise, personal or big data in just a few clicks, effectively sifting through data clutter to quickly uncover and share hidden patterns and actionable insights. All of this can be done without the need for expert IT resources, resulting in faster time to value and significant increases in ROI.

“Adoption and usage patterns at our 400+ Business Intelligence Cloud Service customers confirm that fast, easy-to-use data visualization is critical to their businesses,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Business Analytics, Oracle. “Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service makes data visualization 100 percent self-service, empowering business users to go from raw data to actionable business insights in just a few minutes. This new service delivers rich visual analysis, rapid discovery of insights and secure collaboration, enabling fact-based decisions at every level of the organization.”

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service eliminates the complexity typically associated with blending and correlating data sets. Easy, automatic data blending allows users to combine data from a variety of sources—Oracle and other SaaS applications, on-premises systems, external sources and personal files—and immediately gain new insights using visual analysis. They can enrich the analysis with narratives to create stories that can be shared across the organization in a scalable, secure fashion. The creation and sharing of analytic insights is supported on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling complete flexibility and unlimited access.

“Skanska implemented Oracle as a common BI solution for all users around the globe, for easy mobile access, self-service tools, and improved decision-making—and it reduced costs,” said Peter Bjork, vice president of information systems strategies, Skanska AB. Conny Bjorling, the senior business analyst driving the BI project on Bjork’s team, added, “Now with Data Visualization, we have something that is as visually compelling as it is easy to use. The storytelling functionality is a pivot point in terms of being able to explain your insights effectively.”

For more information see:



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