ODC Appreciation Day 2017 – The Oracle BI Server

It’s that time of year again. After last year’s OTN Appreciation Day this year there is another ODC Appreciation Day (“since Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has now been renamed to Oracle Developer Community (ODC) there is a name change for the event this year, but the idea is the same.”) powered by Tim Hall.

Last year I decided to vote for the Dual Table. This year I would like to give my shout out to the Oracle BI Server. The reason why I like this server so much, I explain here.

Thanks to Tim for organising this event. Looking forward to all the different contributions. Curious what other people have to share on ODC Appreciation Day, check here.

Cheers.

 

Oracle OOW17 Data Visualization Hands-on Lab @Home

Check out the following on the Twitter account of Mike Durran.

For those too lazy to type over the urls, find the links below.

Download / Cloud Trial: http://oracle.com/dataviz

Impact of Social Media –> http://bit.ly/2x8bBFb
Creating Data Flows –> http://bit.ly/2wE05O6
Data –> http://bit.ly/2fOd9yh

Analytics Library: http://oracle.com/analytics-library

Have fun!

Oracle Mobile Analytcis options for the Oracle Analytics Cloud

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about Oracle Mobile Analytics. Now a few weeks later I would like to add to this post with some things and findings I ran into over the last couple of weeks. I have been looking at the new Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) offering. This post is based on how Oracle Mobile Analytics relates to OAC.

In OAC there are various options for Mobile Analytics. First you can go to the mobile devices browser. Just startup the url in the browser. No need to download a mobile app. Using a mobile browser does come with some  issues / challenges. There are differences between the different browsers. Not all content on all browsers is rendered (the same). Also you cannot make use of mobile touch gestures like; touch, tap, double-tap, drag, pinch, swipe, zoom.

Two other options are Oracle Mobile HD (Consume the dashboards and reports via an app) and Synopsis (Free – offline – Data Analysis on the go).  The latter; Synopsis is not necessarily related to OAC. One would use Synopsis to analyse offline datasources. These might be OAC extracts, but there is no direct connection.

Oracle Synopsis 2.0 now available on Android devices. Picture yourself using your eyes as a data-set. Check out the Lens feature for free.

Last but not least Oracle Day by Day (BI Ask) – “This time it’s personal”.

With Oracle Day By Day, Oracle has made a fresh start on mobile, focusing on users’ information needs rather than on simple BI delivery. – The Forrester Wave™

The idea behind Oracle Day by Day (DxD) is to deliver personalised content (what) to the user when and where he/she wants it. It will know who a user communicates with. Eventually DxD will understand why a user is interested in certain content. Based on an users interactions with the app, DxD will learn how to integrate Analytics into the users (professional) live instead of the other way around. Oracle Day by Day is all about providing a platform where the user is not having to actively request information (i.e. issue queries), but instead receive delivered, personalised reports on their mobile or tablet as and when they need it.

It will be nice to further explore the capabilities of Oracle Day by Day. I will try to cover that in another post.

So there are three different applications in the Oracle Mobile Analytics Landscape when it comes to Oracle OAC. What are the major differences between these three?

This post is written as part of my Exploring Oracle Business Analytics series.

Thanks for reading.

 

Check out the 2017 UKOUG Conference agendas.

Last week I announced that I will be speaking at the UKOUG Tech17. Today I can announce that the 2017 UKOUG Conference Agendas are now live! Check out the agendas for the co-located UKOUG conferences for Apps17JDE17 and Tech17.

I will be part of the Business Analytics track. For me personally it is a great honour to be part of this track.

I will be presenting on Monday 4 December at 09:00-09:50 and Wednesday 6 December at 12:25-13:15.

Check out the complete line up here.

Also special attention for other Quistor activities at the UKOUG 2017 Conference. Quistor is one of the sponsors of the UKOUG JD Edwards Conference & Exhibition 2017. My colleague Jack van den Brink will be hosting three sessions:

It will be a challenge to pick and choose. See you all next December 2017.

Originally written for LinkedIn.

I am speaking at UKOUG Tech17

Last Friday I received confirmation that my papers for next UKOUG Tech17 in December are accepted. I will be talking about Oracle (Big) Data (Warehousing). The presentations will cover different aspects of the Oracle Data Management ecosystem.

Presenting at the UKOUG Tech17 will be a challenge, but I am really looking forward to it. It will give the opportunity put myself and my employer Quistor on the map. Quistor is always present at the UKOUG JD Edwards Conference & Exhibition. Next to our JD Edwards activities, Quistor is also active in the Business Analytics and Big Data market. Therefor it is great that we are offered the opportunity to be part of the UKOUG Tech17.

I am expecting a great lineup in the Business Analytics track. It will be great to meet ‘old’ and new friends. There will also be an offline presence of the #obihackers IRC channel. Finally a chance to meet people in real-life instead of from behind the keyboard.

See you all next December 2017.

Originally written for LinkedIn.

Oracle Data Visualization Desktop for Mac is now available for download

Last week Oracle Data Visualization Desktop for Mac became available for download on OTN.

Unfortunately this version has not (yet) the same capabilities as the Windows version. According to a comment in the following thread on the Oracle OTN forum there are some issues with ‘R’ in the Mac version. Therefor the Advanced Analytics functionality is not available. Also because of driver availability DVD for Mac cannot connect to as many datasources as DVD for Windows.

Still for the Mac users amongst us, this is a first step in the ‘right’ direction.

 

 

Recharged and back in business

After 3 weeks of quality time with family and friends my batteries are completely recharged and I am back in business. I have been almost completely offline. At least from a professional perspective. So after 3 weeks there is a lot to catch up with. This catching up includes things like email, Twitter and LinkedIn. Richard van der Blom has some interesting tips and tricks to make this process somewhat easier.

Back in business, what does that mean for me. First it is good to know that my employer Quistor has an Oracle Business Analytics & Big Data practice. Our Spanish practice is an well respected and recognised partner from Oracle. We would like to achieve the same here in the Netherlands. This is an interesting challenge and I will need my charged battery for that. I would really like to get into contact with people (especially experienced Business Analytics & Big Data Sales consultants) who are interested in building this ‘new’ entity within Quistor.

Next to my Quistor activities I am also part of the Dutch Oracle User Group. As a BIWA SIG lead I am interested in all kinds of (customer) stories related to Oracle in combination with Business Analytics, (Big) Data, Data Integration, etc. If you have something interesting to tell, please let me know.

Do you want to practice your presentation for #Oracle Open World? Please let me know! On the 21st of September, @nl_OUG organises an #OOW preview night.

Just before I went off to charge my batteries, I started a blogpost, because there is so much interesting out there that I need to record it to keep track. It’s my intention to continue this. I hope you will find my findings interesting. Please share your comments.

All in all I am ready and open for business again. If there is ‘anything’ I can do for you please get in touch. Let’s see how we can help each other.

 

Originally written for LinkedIn.

Thanks for reading.