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.

 

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is over – What’s next?

Last week Oracle OpenWorld 2014 took place in San Francisco. I did not have the pleasure to attend this event. thanks to the Social Media and the World Wide Web you could be able to follow the highlights. If we check out the Keynote of Thomas Kurian, we can learn that there are three Major Trends;

  • Big Data
  • Mobility
  • Cloud

I have looked at these Trends earlier.

Big Data

Just before Oracle OpenWorld 2014, the new updated Oracle Big Data Information Management Reference Architecture has been released. This updated Reference Architecture should place all the (new) technologies in context and next to that it should provide insight into a real, implementable Architecture.

Oracle offers new Big Data capabilities via;

Mobility

One of the introductions during Oracle Open World is the; Oracle Mobile Cloud, an end-to-end Mobile Development Framework;

On top of that Oracle has enhanced the integration between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite. Oracle says the deeper integration makes it easier for mobile front-end developers to secure their applications.

For more details, please check;

Cloud

Oracle will introduce new Cloud Services. Check the Official Press Release for more details. The Oracle Analytics Cloud delivers Business Intelligence  & Analytics for Traditional Data and Big Data. 

There already is a lot of information to be found about the Oracle BICS offering;

Apart from the above there are a few more ‘Introductions’ & News facts:

  • OBI 12c
  • Oracle BI Applications
    • There will be no more upgrades on Oracle BIA 7.9.x (Informatica release). A few months ago there was a rumor that there would come an Oracle BIA 11g (Informatica release). This is not going to happen. Existing customers have to move over to the Oracle BIA 11g (ODI release)
  • Introducing Oracle Alta UI (Renewed Cross-platform User Experience)
  • Oracle Data Integrator will play a Key Role in binding the Applications, moving Data and simplifying access to Big Data (check these recaps – day 1, 2, 3 & day 4 – from the Oracle Data Integration team).

Mobile Analytics – Native, Web, Hybrid

Last week I had a discussion with my colleagues over @Scamander during one of our Tech Sessions. The subject was (Oracle) Mobile Analytics, which is one of the Big Data and Analytics Top Ten Trends for 2014. During the discussion we were discussing the difference between Native Apps and Web Apps and the necessity of a Native App when you can built / use  a Web App. Because of a time constraint we were not able to finish our discussion.

My colleague; Daoud Urdu pointed me to the following presentation; ‘HTML5 and the Journey to the Modern and Mobile Web‘. This gives some valuable background to Mobile Application Development.

Big Data and Analytics Top Ten Trends for 2014

Oracle recently published their view on the; Top Ten Trends “Big Data” & “Analytics” for 2014. Find the list below:

1. Business Users Get Hooked on Mobile Analytics –> Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer

2. Analytics Take to the Cloud –> Oracle Applications Cloud

3. Hadoop-Based Data Reservoirs Unite with Data Warehouses –> Your Data Warehouse and Hadoop – Better Together Featuring Cloudera Webcast

4. New Skills Bolster Big Data Investments –> In search of Insight and Foresight – Getting more out of Big Data

5. Big Data Discovery is the Secret to Workforce Success for HCM –> Harnessing the Power of Employee Sentiment

6. Predictive Analytics Lend Fresh Insight into Big Data Strategies –> Oracle Advanced Analytics Option

7. Predictive Analytics Bring New Insight to Old Business Processes –> Big Data @ work – Real-Time Fraud Detection and Prevention

  • White Paper Big Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics in Oracle Database
  • White Paper Bringing R to the Enterprise
  • White Paper Oracle Engineered Systems – Engineered for Extreme Performance

8. Decision Optimization Technologies Enhance Human Intuition –> Oracle Real-Time Decisions Review by James Taylor

9. Business Leaders Embrace Packaged Analytics –> Packaged Analytic Applications: Accelerating Time and Value

10. New Skills Launch New Horizons of Analysis –> Oracle Training

If you are interested in; Succeeding with Enterprise Performance Management in 2014, please check here.

Check it out yourself

Check here for the Pre-Built Developer VMs (for Oracle VM VirtualBox). Pay special attention to the ‘SampleApp V309’ (Oracle BI Foundation) and the ‘BigDataLite 2.5’. If you are interested in Endeca, you might want to download an Endeca Virtual Machine here.

There are also some hosted environments online for Oracle BI (prodney / Admin123) and Endeca (publicuser@oracle.com / Admin123)

If you would like some guidance, you might want to check out the Oracle Learning Library (OLL).