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12 June 2013

What Kscope13 sessions am I looking forward to, part five

Introduction

I’ve covered the Essbase, Planning, EPM Foundations and Data Management and EPM Reporting side of the conference – but what about the rest of Kscope13? Is there anything else at the conference worth attending other than this EPM love fest I have described?

Kscope13 doesn’t cover every single tool that Oracle offers (although I can see ODTUG’s president, Monty Latiolais, doing his usual and profoundly bone-chilling Dr. Evil impersonation as he discusses this very topic at the next ODTUG board meeting – and yes, that is a tough act to pull off for a 6’5” Texan with a full head of hair, but it is true, ODTUG board meetings do discuss the utility and best application of sharks with laser beams in our bid for world domination), but it does speak to an awful lot of them.

What do I mean? Other than EPM, there are the following tracks: Application Express, ADF and Fusion Middleware, Developer’s Toolkit, The Database, .Net, Building Better Software, and Business Intelligence. Did I mention that there is also an EPM Business Content track? Is ODTUG on its way to our planned world domination? That is an awful lot of technological ground, so most of the Oracle world, then?

Whoops, before I continue, I should mention that I am friends with, or at least am acquainted with most of the people below. There are even a few hated and deeply resented greatly admired ex-bosses in the mix. Am I just shilling for them? Nope, these are good sessions. Of course you pick and decide what you want to attend – this is what I am interested in.

And yes, this list is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long for any one person to attend. There is just Too Much Good Content. A nice dilemma to have when it comes to picking where to go.

Application Express

It looks like the Apex world is focusing on the cloud this year at Kscope. I’ve been using EPM in the cloud for almost three years and have happily made Amazon an even richer company. Why don’t my projects live in the cloud – I POC there, but what about the actual development?

It looks like Apex has made the leap to the Cloud, but for real. I can’t wait for EPM to get there.

Developing Real World Applications in the Cloud

Joseph Acero , JSA2 Solutions
Co-presenter(s): Gina Haub, South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Application Express - Subtopic: The Basics
Cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services and the new Oracle Cloud allow for rapid application development using distributed teams. This session will walk through the set up and best practices for developing in the cloud while walking through a real world case study.

Amazon Cloud Setup for APEX Environments

Martin D'Souza , ClariFit
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Application Express - Subtopic: Infrastructure/Management/Security
Moving your database into the cloud is a popular option within organizations for development all the way through to hosting production applications. There are several large cloud service providers that offer Database as a Service solutions, Amazon being one of them. This presentation will guide you through setting up an Oracle database on Amazon's Web Service (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) platform and setting up web servers to host APEX environments. Other areas to be discussed will be usage for secure development, offline production calculation, other AWS features, and comparisons with other cloud service providers.

Oracle Database Cloud Update

Rick Greenwald , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Application Express - Subtopic: No Subtopic
The Oracle Database Cloud went live in 2012. This session will give an overview of the progress of the Database Cloud, including discussions on initial rollout, subsequent enhancements, customer adoption and best practices for working with your own Database Cloud Service. In addition, the session will discuss some general direction for the Database Cloud, as well as act as a forum for your ideas for this Cloud platform

ADF and Fusion Middleware
ADF is here for we EPM geeks. Some call that good, others not so much. If you want to understand why 11.1.2.x of Planning or HFM or whatever looks the way it looks, this is the track to follow.

Also, I see Most Excellent Debra Lilley but where oh where oh where is Really Quite Smelly Stanley? I do hope he makes an appearance. :)

Oracle's Roadmap to a Simple, Modern User Experience in Oracle Fusion Applications

Jeremy Ashley , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: ADF and Fusion Development - Subtopic: Customizing Fusion Apps
Simplify your user experience. Lower implementation costs. Increase productivity. Delight your users. Are you looking to wow your employees with a user interface that is simple, modern, and compelling? Learn how Oracle's drive toward enhancing productivity helps you achieve value from your application's investment. This session will show you how you can exceed your employees' desire for enterprise data, delivered on any device, and then explain how to reduce the cost of your user interface customizations, configurations, and extensions.

Mobile Development: A Practical Example of Design Patterns in Action

Susan Duncan , Oracle Corporation
Co-presenter(s): Debra Lilley, Fujitsu
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: ADF and Fusion Development - Subtopic: Advanced ADF: Mobile, Cloud, Web Services, etc
Oracle's User Experience and ADF teams have worked together to produce a set of mobile design patterns that allow the development of intuitive, easy, and productive to use mobile applications. The patterns range from how to design your navigation, to list layout, to editing a business object, to how to invoke actions that yield a simple and apparent way to complete a task. These patterns work well across platforms (e.g. iOS, Android, and BlackBerry) and are supported by ADF. The patterns have been vetted in Oracle's own mobile products (e.g., Sales, Time Entry, Expenses, Field Service), and work across different user roles and product lines. In this session you'll see a practical example of building a mobile application using these scientifically proven UX design patterns to solve a real customer use case: a conference feedback application. Using ADF Mobile one hybrid mobile application will be developed for deployment both as an iOS and Android mobile app. The session will include a discussion on how the design patterns were used in approaching the problem by both the customer and ADF and UX teams and how this same approach is used for Oracle Fusion Applications. It will be jointly presented by Susan Duncan who leads Oracle's Mobile Development Program office and Debra Lilley, Oracle Customer/ACE Director instrumental in the Fusion User Experience Advocates Program: both active in mobile application design and development in their respective roles.

Developer’s Toolkit

In my dreams, and only my dreams, I am a Data Warrior. Oooh, that is such a good title. Essbase Hacker really doesn’t have the same ring.

Good data is the foundation of all of our systems. Well, okay, bad data is the foundation of some of our systems, but they aren’t likely long for this world, are they?

I really wish this track was almost at another conference so I could simply sit in on all of the sessions and not worry about all of the other tracks I want/need to attend. It is simply that good, from features to the guts of the tools to optimizing to organizational psychology. It’s amazing content.

One last comment – this track has the most creative session names – I simply had to include the one on the 1980s and the other on successful dating.

Top Ten Cool Features in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Kent Graziano, Data Warrior
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: Developer's Toolkit - Subtopic: No Subtopic
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) has been around for a few years now and is up to version 3.x. It really is an industrial-strength data modeling tool that can be used for any data modeling task you need to tackle. Over the years, the presenter has found quite a few features and utilities in the tool that he relies on to make him more efficient (and agile) in developing his models. This presentation will demonstrate at least ten of these features, tips, and tricks for you. He will walk through things like installing the reporting repository, building a custom report on the repository using Oracle SQL Developer, modifying the delivered reporting templates, how (and when) to use the abbreviations utility, how to create and apply object naming templates, how to use a table template and transformation script to add audit columns to every table, how to add custom design rules for model quality checks (heck how to use the built-in quality checks), and several other cool things you might not know are there. Since there will likely be patches and new releases before the conference, there is a good chance there will be some new things for the presenter to show you as well. This might be a bit of a whirlwind demo, so get SDDM installed on your device and bring it to the session so you can follow along.

What? You're Still Not Using Groovy?

David Schleis , Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Co-presenter(s): Joe Aultman
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Developer's Toolkit - Subtopic: Languages
If you spend time writing Java code, and you're not using Groovy, you're spending too much time writing code. If you've ever pondered an Essbase automation problem and said, "I wish I knew how to write Java," and you haven't looked into Groovy, your answer is here. Groovy is an object-oriented dynamic language (also referred to as a scripting language) like Ruby or PHP. Like these languages, Groovy is much easier to use and has a simpler syntax than Java. However, what makes Groovy different than other scripting languages is that it compiles to Java bytecode. This means that Java programs can run Groovy, and Groovy programs can run Java. This seamless integration with Java and its concise syntax are why Groovy is the language of choice for scripting of ADF Business Components. This integration also means that writing in Groovy makes it easier to use existing Java libraries; including the Java libraries of the Essbase Java API. This session is an introduction to the Groovy programming language and how it can be used in conjunction with the Essbase JAPI to make advanced automation more accessible.

The 80's Called, They Want Their Command Line Interface Back

Jeff Smith , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Developer's Toolkit - Subtopic: IDEs
I only use SQL*Plus. I say that graphical IDEs are the best. Who is right? How can an old-school database pro be convinced to use newer technology, and more importantly, why SHOULD they be convinced? Tools are designed to do one thing - increase productivity. If your tool is slowing you down, you're doing it wrong, or you're using the wrong tool. Watch Oracle's SQL Developer product manager debate himself on why SQL Developer can be good for both the new and advanced Oracle user.

An Oracle Geek's Guide to Successful Dating

Sean Stuber , American Electric Power
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Developer's Toolkit - Subtopic: Languages
This session will be a short examination of Oracle's date/time datatypes and best practices for manipulating them in SQL and PL/SQL.

The Database

Sometimes I wish this blog was titled Cameron’s Blog for SQL Hackers. My current project has turned into one big festival of SQL.  If only I wasn't like a 3 year old playing with the stuff.  Maybe, just maybe, this track could help me. 

Optimizer Hints: Top Tips for Understanding and Using Them

Maria Colgan , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: Tuning
The most powerful way to alter an execution plan is via hints; but knowing when and how to use hints correctly is somewhat of a dark art. This session explains in detail how Optimizer hints are interpreted, when they should be used, and why they sometimes appear to be ignored. By attending this session you will arm yourself with the knowledge of how to apply the right hints, at the right time.

Oracle Optimizer: An Insider's View of How it Works

Maria Colgan , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: DBA
With each new release the Optimizer evolves as we strive to find the optimal execution plan for every SQL statement. Understanding how the Optimizer operates and what influences its choices helps you provide the necessary information to make that nirvana a reality. This session explains in detail, how the latest version of the Optimizer works and the best ways you can influence its decisions.

Exadata and the Optimizer

Maria Colgan , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 17, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: Tuning
Knowing when and how to take advantage of each of Exadata's performance enhancing features can be a daunting task even for the Oracle Optimizer, whose goal has always been to find the optimal execution plan for every SQL statement. This session explains in detail how the Oracle Optimizer costing model has been impacted by the introduction of the performance-enhancing feature of the Exadata platform. It will show through the use of real-world examples what you can do to ensure the Optimizer fully understands the capabilities of the platform it is running on without having to mess with initialization parameters or Optimizer hints.

Bye-bye CONNECT BY - Using the New Recursive SQL Syntax

Dominic Delmolino , Agilex Technologies
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: SQL
Hierarchical queries in Oracle have always been a challenge, even for advanced SQL practitioners, with Oracle-specific SQL language elements which are not part of the SQL standards. Beyond the SQL-92 standard, the ANSI SQL:1999 standard added the definition of a recursive query which has now been adopted by Oracle. This presentation will talk about how to translate common CONNECT BY statements and use the new construct to solve more esoteric problems. The attendee will benefit by using this new standard, portable construct for hierarchical queries in Oracle and other databases.

Oracle Database Tools 101: How Does All This Stuff Get Built Anyway?

John King , King Training Resources
When: Jun 25, 2013, Crossover Sessions, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: No Subtopic
If you've been an Essbase/Hyperion, Applications, or BI user you may wonder what all the "hubbub" on the other side of Kscope is all about. Or maybe you're curious -- "I know there's a database under the covers and lots of developers; what do they do?" If you want to know about the underpinnings of your favorite Oracle software, this session is for you. We'll talk about how it all fits together: database, SQL, PL/SQL, ADF, Forms, APEX, and more (without too many boring details)! Attending this session will improve your understanding of and ability to communicate with the "bit-twiddlers" in your organization.

Tom's Top Twelve Things About the Latest Generation of Database Technology

Thomas Kyte , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: No Subtopic
The session will be taking a look at the latest generation of database technology and zeroing in on twelve high-impact capabilities, looking at what they are and why they are relevant.

WIT Session: "The Imposter Syndrome- When Successful Women Feel Like Frauds"

Kellyn Pot'Vin , Enkitec
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: The Database - Subtopic: No Subtopic
What is Imposter, (aka Fraud) Syndrome and why do so many people feel this way? Georgia University psychologists, Pauline Rose Clance and Sue Imes penned the term "Imposter Syndrome" back in 1978 when referring to those that were susceptible to feeling that they were frauds or imposters, no matter how skilled or successful they were. Both experts recognized that only about 20% of the cases involved men and started to investigate how much was due to nature vs. nurture and culture.

.Net

This is so interesting – a Microsoft tool track at an Oracle tools conference. Shall the Lion and the Lamb lay down together?

Getting Started with Oracle and .NET

Christian Shay , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: .NET - Subtopic: .Net
This beginner-level session introduces Oracle's offerings for .NET programmers, including Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio, Oracle Providers for ASP.NET, and .NET stored procedures. Step-by step-demos illustrate how to get started with developing Oracle Database .NET applications by using each of these free products. New and upcoming .NET features, including fully managed ODP.NET, Microsoft Entity Framework features, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 support, and schema compare tools are also described briefly in the session.

PL/SQL Programming for .NET Developers: Tips, Tricks, and Debugging

Christian Shay , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: .NET - Subtopic: .Net
.NET and Oracle programmers frequently work with PL/SQL, whether that means setting up a call to a stored procedure from a .NET program, executing a PL/SQL anonymous block, or writing and debugging the PL/SQL stored procedure code. In this session, we'll look at leveraging PL/SQL from the point of view of a .NET developer and will provide in-depth tips about how to configure and use the tightly integrated PL/SQL debugger in Visual Studio. We will also introduce the new Visual Studio Schema Compare tool and show how this new feature, along with automatic SQL script generation and source control integration assists in the Oracle database development lifecycle.

Building Better Software

Sigh, I should be attending this track as well. I have been on good projects, and I have been on bad ones. Happily more of the former than the latter but we all get to serve our time in hell. I have noticed that the bad projects are almost always a case of bad planning and design.  Wouldn’t it be nice to not go down that path? This track shows you how to do just that.

Five Ways to Make Data Modeling Fun

Kent Graziano , Data Warrior
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Building Better Software - Subtopic: Modeling
Most people think data modeling booooorrring, right? While data architects the world over all agree that data modeling is a critical success factor to any well-engineered database or data warehouse, many struggle with how to get their organizations to support their efforts. What if you could make data modeling sessions more engaging for the business folks? The end result would be better data models. Using some common games and concepts, this session will show you how to make data modeling fun. This will be a very interactive session complete with audience participation and maybe some prizes!

Performance is a Feature: Here is the Specification

Cary Millsap , Method R Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: Building Better Software - Subtopic: Instrumentation
To many software developers, designers, and architects, "performance" is a side-effect...an afterthought of designing and building proper features like "book an order" or "look up a book by author." But great performance at scale doesn't happen by accident. The first step is to know what performance *is*: it is the answer to the question, "What have people been *experiencing*?" Knowing what people experience when they use your software is possible only if you treat performance as a proper feature, a feature you analyze, design, build, test, and maintain. This session explains the steps that will get you started.

EPM Business Content

Business Content isn’t really my thing, except of course I don’t exactly build systems for laboratories. So actually, Business Content is my thing, or at least something I need to care about. Will my brain hold this much information? I may be reaching the tipping point.

What's the UPK?

Opal Alapat , TopDown Consulting
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 14, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: Case Studies
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) allows companies to develop, deploy, and maintain content for training and testing. It can help mitigate project risk, reduce deployment and project timelines, and assist with end-user adoption. This presentation will review the basics of UPK, different use cases for implementing it, and how to leverage it for testing and training purposes. In addition, this presentation will include tips and tricks for getting started and will highlight both the administrator and user perspectives.

The Evolution in Forecasting: Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3

Tracy McMullen , interRel Consulting
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 16, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: Product Demos
This session will highlight new features available in Planning 11.1.2 including a number of enhancements like approvals, full Smart View functionality, adhoc analysis over the web in a data form, built-in data syncing to an ASO database, and Public Sector Planning. 11.1.2.3 goes even farther by introducing a new module to do project planning, integrating Crystal Ball for predictive planning, and impressively, adding charts and graphs to composite forms to make Planning into more of a dashboard experience.

Business Intelligence
BI and EPM – yes, they are finally coming together. It still isn’t perfect but then again what is? Take a look at the sessions below – if you are interested in EPM or BI, these sessions alone could justify the cost of Kscope. Arrrgh, I need to be cloned so my army of Camerons (now really, that is a scary thought and in theory I am their leader as Ur-Cameron) can attend all of this cool stuff.

I have to also say, when I look at these presentations, I think, “Geez, why am I not doing this stuff?” Indeed, why aren’t I? Maybe I should be a BI geek and not an EPM geek. It would probably be a better intellectual fit. Maybe.

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Essbase & Relational Part 1

Stewart Bryson , Rittman Mead
Co-presenter(s): Edward Roske, interRel Consulting
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 18, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
In OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), you can create models against multiple disparate sources that pull metadata and facts from relational databases and multi-dimensional sources. A particularly powerful combination is to use Essbase for pre-consolidated cube data with an Oracle database along side for transactional information. This session will utilize the power of both sources to build on the strengths of each. Join Oracle ACE's, published authors, and presumed experts Stewart Bryson and Edward Roske as they demonstrate the fun of metadata development against a sample Essbase database sourced from an Oracle database. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to model complex Essbase options and integrate those with relational sources like the Oracle database.

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Essbase & Relational Part 2

Stewart Bryson , Rittman Mead
Co-presenter(s): Edward Roske, interRel
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
In OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), you can create models against multiple disparate sources that pull metadata and facts from relational databases and multi-dimensional sources. A particularly powerful combination is to use Essbase for pre-consolidated cube data with an Oracle database along side for transactional information. This session will utilize the power of both sources to build on the strengths of each. Join Oracle ACE's, published authors, and presumed experts Stewart Bryson and Edward Roske as they demonstrate the fun of metadata development against a sample Essbase database sourced from an Oracle database. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to model complex Essbase options and integrate those with relational sources like the Oracle database

Using OBIEE and Data Vault to Virtualize Your BI Environment: An Agile Approach

Kent Graziano , Data Warrior
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
This session will interview the users, design a reporting model, and follow up with mounds of ETL development, keeping the user community in the dark during that development. Familiar? This presentation will demonstrate an alternative approach using the Data Vault Data Modeling technique to build a "Foundation" layer in our data warehouse with an Agile methodology. Using the Business Model and Mapping (BMM) functionality of OBIEE, we can virtualize a dimensional model using the Data Vault Foundation layer to decrease the time it takes to get BI content in front of users. Attendees will see a sample Data Vault model designed iteratively and deployed to the semantic model of OBIEE.

Fusion Applications and Your BI/EPM Investment

Debra Lilley , UKOUG / Fujitsu
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: No Subtopic
Oracle Fusion Applications are here today providing the next generation of applications. They are about having everything the user needs in one place, and that includes information. Fusion Applications is a window on Oracle's Fusion Middleware stack and a very big part of that is BI/EPM and analytics. This presentation will include a small demo of how Fusion looks and is designed to give you an appreciation of how BI/EPM is embedded in Fusion. For anyone thinking of Fusion in the future it will underline that your B/EPMI investment today is an investment in that future and protected.

Oracle BI Applications 11g with ODI: What You Need to Know

Kevin McGinley , Accenture
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 PS1 was recently released, adding full support for ODI to the data integration side of BI Applications. This presentation will give details about the new release, including comparisons to previous releases along with demos of how to enable an out-of-the-box ETL run using the new features of ODI, Configuration Manager, and Functional Setup Manager.

Best Practices with Oracle Data Integrator : Flexibility

Gurcan Orhan , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 6, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: No Subtopic
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) seems slow when it is installed out-of-the-box. Since it has to comply with different versions of the databases and operating systems, the default installation is not the optimal choice. ODI is a flexible product that can be customized for specific requirements and to implement new features of the database or operating systems. Attendees will learn how to easily create a customized ODI environment. This presentation will demonstrate the flexibility of the Knowledge Module, configuration best practices and the best query response time tips and techniques. It will include information about how to load an extensive number of files quickly with a special algorithm, as well as how to define new or customized data types and analytical functions.

GoldenGate and ODI - A Perfect Match for Real-Time Data Warehousing

Michael Rainey , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: Related BI Technologies
Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate excel as standalone products, but paired together they are the perfect match for real-time data warehousing. Following Oracle's Next Generation Reference Data Warehouse Architecture, this discussion will provide best practices on how to configure, implement, and process data in real-time using ODI and GoldenGate. Attendees will see common real-time challenges solved, including parent-child relationships within micro-batch ETL.

OBIEE and Essbase Integration in BI Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7 - Workspace Returns!

Mark Rittman , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
The 11.1.1.7 release of Oracle BI EE incorporates Essbase into the product install, and provides a combined OBIEE/Essbase platform for high-performance BI and Analysis, optionally hosted on the Exalytics platform. In this session we'll look at this combined architecture, see what role Essbase plays within it and whether Shared Services is still needed, see how Workspace integration with OBIEE is now restored, and see how SmartView provides MS Office integration across both tools.

Using OBIEE to Retrieve Essbase Data: The Seven Steps You Won't Find Written Down

Edward Roske , interRel Consulting
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
If you've ever tried to find information on accessing Essbase from OBIEE, you'll be scouring badly written blogs for days, because there just isn't much published on this. This session will cover the seven poorly documented steps you must do to make sure your Essbase cube isn't flattened, it's in the correct outline order, aliases appear, and more. If you own Essbase & OBIEE and would like to integrate them, learn these seven steps and you too can start your own badly written blog (no offense).

Making Sense of Oracle's Business Intelligence and Analytics Offerings

Tim Vlamis , Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
Co-presenter(s): Dan Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Intelligence - Subtopic: OBIEE
There is no best way to build BI systems and significant trade-offs exist. The BI gurus at Vlamis will compare and contrast alternative strategies for integrating different data sources into OBI systems and use scenarios to outline best practices and to evaluate the costs and ROI. They will talk about BI Apps and Fusion Apps and analytics, OBIEE and Endeca, Essbase and OLAP, Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise, and Exalytics, Exadata, and Exalogic, and contrast the Oracle Database Appliance with the Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Are you crying Uncle yet?
Has the content completely overwhelmed you? I know it has for me. And I also know that I have said this many times over – there is simply nothing, and I mean nothing, that can touch Kscope for breadth and depth of content. Nothing.

If preparing presentations and the planning and setup work for Kscope wasn’t so time consuming (I am doing 3.5 presentations and I easily have 400+ hours of effort in this plus all of the other ODTUG things I am doing) I would want Kscope to be quarterly. Sanity and sheer physical exhaustion prevents that but I hope this little romp through the sessions shows how much great, cannot get it anywhere else, isn’t it amazing that people will share this, content Kscope has. I am soooo glad ODTUG exists.

The next and final blog post on Kscope13 sessions will be The Truth About Cameron’s Interesting (?) Kscope13 sessions.

Be seeing you at Kscope13.

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