Creating Plug-in Visualizations for Oracle Data Visualization

Last week I had the privilege to present at the nlOUG Tech Experience 2018. I decided to discuss the Challenges and Pitfalls of Data Visualization.

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In one of the slides I showed how we apply some of Stephen Few’s rules to our dashboards. Because we were not completely able to achieve this with out-of-the-box functionality, we decided to use jQuery. In the Oracle (OBIEE) Virtual Box Sample App, we found the inspiration.

One of the attendees asked whether it is a lot of work to add these kind of customizations. After the usual; “It depends”, we discussed a possibility to add custom visualizations to Oracle Data Visualization. If you check the ‘The Oracle Analytics Library’, you see a library of different customised data visualization examples. Besides Oracle, several companies like Peak Indicators and Vlamis.

I have not tried it myself, but here are a few links to get you started.

Oracle DVD V4 available for download

Oracle DVD V4 is available for download. There is both a Windows as well as an Mac version available. Downloading the latter only makes sense when you haven’t installed Mac High Sierra, yet. If do try to install it (like I did), you will end up with the following error.

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Like Adam Bloom from Oracle states in the following thread; “Please refer to the System Requirements on the OTN download page.  Does not include High Sierra yet.”

Indeed the download page mentions the following:

System requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 7 SP1+, 8.1, or 10; Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2; Mac OS Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12)

If you install on Windows, this would be your new start screen:

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Check here for what’s new in this release. Have a look at this video to see things in action:

Update – Current version (12.2.4.1.1) of Oracle DVD is supported on Mac High Sierra as well.

Oracle DVD4 System Requirements

Have fun with it and thanks for reading.

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!

Exploring Oracle Business Analytics

In the blogpost about “Gathering new Knowledge” I decided to investigate a few different areas of the Oracle atmosphere. Oracle Business Analytics was one of them. In a series of different blogposts I will cover different parts of the Oracle Business Analytics  product suite. At the end of this post there will be a list of different links to the blogposts I will be sharing.

I will begin with a post I created earlier. This is because of the importance of the subject. One crucial element in Oracle Analytics is the Oracle BI Server. Thanks to Christian Berg, we were able to go to the Core of Oracle Analytics.

Last month Oracle released a new version of Oracle Data Visualization V3.0. In this upgraded version you can expect some new functionality regarding:

  • connections to data sources & data preparation,
  • enhanced data flow
  • intuitive data visualization process setup & formatting
  • comprehensive system management toolset

When the posts are ready, I will post the links below. I hope you will find my findings interesting. Please share your comments.

This post is written as part of my Gathering new Knowledge series.

Thanks for reading.

Oracle Data Visualization V3.0

Last month Oracle released a new version of Oracle Data Visualization V3.0. In this upgraded version you can expect some new functionality regarding:

  • Connections to data sources & data preparation,
  • Enhanced data flow
  • Intuitive data visualization process setup & formatting
  • Comprehensive system management toolset

Check out the presentation of Philippe Lions below where he gives a tour of the Oracle Data Visualization V3.0 new features.

 did an excellent job outlining the new features. Also Francesco Tisiot has put his thoughts about V3 into a blog.

You can also directly have a look at this Youtube video below.

If you want to have a more detailed look (also mentioned in  blogpost), please check out these Oracle PM video playlist.

The guys over at Vlamis put together an interesting webcast outlining and showcasing some of the new V3 features.

The opportunities within Oracle Data Visualization are expanding and improving. Sometimes it is just too much to catch up with. Fortunately there is the Oracle Analytics Store. Here you can find different examples of the capabilities of Oracle Data Visualization. Some are create by Oracle PM and some by Oracle Partners. These examples can be downloaded and imported into your own environment. You should really check this out.

Also nice to see is the Oracle Data Visualization Interactive Demo.

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

Thanks for reading.