Thursday Aug 23, 2012

Introduction to Big Data: Turning Data into Insight

We just published the first in series of resources on Oracle expanding capabilities in Big Data.

Learn how to start turning your data into insight by reading the Introduction to Big Data Guide. This quick read by big data experts covers how to:

  • Acquire, organize, and analyze big data
  • Uncover hidden relationships that lead to new perspectives
  • Turn analytics into better decision-making

Read the guide today. And stay tuned for more resources in our three-part big data series that will help you keep your treasure trove of data from simply turning into digital exhaust.

Friday Jan 13, 2012

Big Data Appliance Now Available

Earlier this week the Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Big Data Connectors were made generally available.  This means you customers can start placing orders for these great new products.  We also announced a new a partnership with Cloudera.

Head over to the Oracle Data Warehouse blog for more details. 

Press Release: Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Big Data Appliance

Press Release: Oracle Selects Cloudera for Apache Hadoop Integration Into Oracle Big Data Appliance

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Oracle EPM & BI Consulting at OOW 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is almost here.  Here's a quick update on how you can interact with Oracle Consulting's BI & EPM experts while at the conference. 

This year, the Oracle Consulting Solution Center moves to Moscone West, Lobby Level 3.  You can stop by and to schedule one-on-one's with Oracle Consultants and Architects to discuss any variety of topics. Please stop by and schedule an appointment if you would like to discuss specific BI or EPM topic with me or one of our other EPM/BI architects.

Consulting Center Hours
Mon, 9/20, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Tues, 9/21, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Wed, 9/22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In addition to presenting at 3 sessions, we will also be hosting a Demopod demonstrating our Migration Factory tools for helping move customers from legacy or competitors technology to Oracle technology.  Specific BI topics featured at this pod will be Teradata to Exadatamigrations as well as BI migrations from legacy Oracle/Hyperion tools and SAP BusinessObjects to OBIEE.  The Migration Factory DemoPod will be located in

I will be presenting in 1 session this year and we have several of our top architects presenting as week.  Here are our sessions:

Title:  Infrastructure Considerations of a Large Oracle Hyperion Financial Management...

Schedule: Tuesday, 03:30 PM, St. Francis - Elizabethan CD  (OCS Presenter - Karen Munoz)

Abstract: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader focused on optimizing energy. A former Hyperion Enterprise customer, it embarked on an aggressive project to move its 2,500 Hyperion Enterprise users in 60 countries to Oracle Hyperion Financial Management over the course of one year. The presentation highlights lessons learned on one of the world's largest Oracle Hyperion Financial Management implementation projects as well as practical perspectives on hardware and infrastructure sizing, high availability, performance tuning, and monitoring and maintaining a high-performing team.


Title: Enterprise Analytics with Oracle BI Apps and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Schedule:   Wednesday, 10:15 AM, InterContinental - Telegraph Hill- (OCS Presenter - Rob Reynolds)

Abstract: Oracle's prebuilt, cross-functional business intelligence (BI) applications provide the optimal decision platform for enterprisewide analytics required to help business make better, more informed decisions. In this session, learn how to use Oracle Business Intelligence Applications and the power of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g to visualize and drive operational as well as strategic decisions across your business. See how Oracle's lifecycle services portfolio can help you leverage your existing IT investments to accelerate the delivery of business analytics and deliver smarter, more agile decision capabilities.


Title: Budgeting & Report with Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase in a SAP Environment

Schedule: Wednesday, 05:00 PM, St. Francis - Elizabethan CD (OCS Presenter - Buland Chowdhury)

Abstract: See how Astra Zeneca uses Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase to budget and report in a complex environment that aligns three operating units yet provides flexibility for business rules to differ. This multiapplication design accommodates sales to gross margin, extensive dimensionality for expenses, labor planning, currencies, capital, balance sheet, and more. It also provides a consolidated and robust reporting tool with many years of data and interfaces with a customized SAP system, among others. Hear tips for managing multiple stakeholders with different businesses and executives within one platform. The presentation includes business resolutions and benefits, project timeline, architecture, customer testimonials, and more.

Friday Aug 13, 2010

It's Here - OBIEE 11g Released!

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Thursday Feb 19, 2009

Oracle Leads in Data Warehouse Software

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