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Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 2017 CodeTalk Series: Rapid Web Application Development in the Cloud
Blaine Carter and Kris Bhanushali, Oracle Corporation

The 2017 CodeTalk Series Webinars are Co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG.

Oracle is quickly ramping up its cloud services, and one of the things you will need to be able to do is combine multiple services to build your apps in the cloud. This immediately leads to questions of how to best manage application changes and deploy them to production in the cloud. In this CodeTalk webcast, Blaine Carter of the Developer Advocates team picks the brains of Kris Bhanushali, senior principal product manager, who will give a live demo showing how various cloud services come together to enable a developer to build enterprise-grade applications quickly with little external dependency.

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EPM.pngTuesday, October 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
 Data Integration Options for EPM Cloud - Part 2
ACE.png Deanna Sunde, Key Performance Ideas

Explore the metadata and data integration and automation options available for EPBCS/PBCS/FCCS. The second part of this two-part series will cover loading data with Data Management, moving data between databases using Smart Push, Data Synchronization, and xref/xwrite, including related use cases. Also discussed will be migrations between Test and Prod, backups, and disaster recovery.

Attendees of this series will understand how the EPM Cloud tools replace the functionality of on premise dimension build and data load rules, .bat, and MaxL scripting. Use cases and pros and cons for the methods will be discussed as well as the file format requirements, options, and code examples. Example EPM Automate scripts will also be presented.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Migrating OBIEE to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC): Challenges, Tips and Tricks
John McGale, Performance Architects

Is your organization using Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g, and you are at the crossroads regarding tool selection for cloud migration? If so, this webinar is for you! The Performance Architects team explains:

  • Feature/functionality and licensing benefits of upgrading to OAC
  • What to do about those tricky ELT/ETL solutions
  • Cloud versus on-premise considerations
  • Options for lifting and shifting your content
  • Important focus areas for Oracle BI applications (OBIA) customers

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TuesdaEPM.pngy, October 31, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Mastering MDX for Analytics and Reporting
Jennifer Hanks, Key Performance Ideas

MDX is often used in ASO cube member formulas, but did you know you can also use MDX to write reports and Smart View queries? Did you know that these reports and queries can be written against both BSO and ASO cubes? 
MDX can seem daunting, but with a basic understanding of syntax and functions, MDX is not that difficult. Join us for our webinar and learn what you need to get started writing MDX reports and queries that can supplement your reporting and add a new tool to your reporting tool set. 
Presented by Jennifer Hanks at Kscope 17 and awarded best presentation of the BI & Reporting Track, Jennifer will share: 

  • Best practices for building formulas, including examples to visualize the appropriate approach 
  • A comparison of MDX to BSO formulas and the conversion of BSO to ASO, specifically instances where very distinct differences can occur, and how to make the   process run smoothly 
  • How to use MDX editor to write queries and reports against both BSO and ASO cubes

The goal of this webinar is to help attendees brainstorm new formulas their leadership might find useful, particularly when reviewing how other companies have built and leverage MDX on a daily basis for trend analysis, salary projections, turnover analysis, forecasting, and budgeting purposes using KPIs, and more. 

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BI.pngEPM.pngThursday, November 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Essbase in the Cloud: It's Here...Now What?
Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects

Are you an old-school, on-premise Oracle Essbase customer who’s accustomed to using Essbase for analysis outside of your “traditional” Oracle EPM (Hyperion) applications like Planning, HFM, HSF, etc.? Did you hear that Essbase is moving to the cloud and are you wondering what this means for Essbase improvements and changes how you use and license Essbase today? Are you looking to extend Essbase analytics using one of Oracle’s newer business analytics / BI solutions like Data Visualization (DV) or BI Cloud Service (BICS)? Finally, have you heard that Essbase is now part of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) and are you wondering what this all means? If so, this webinar is for you.

Join the Performance Architects team to learn all about Essbase in the cloud…what it means, what it does, and how it’s different than the on-premise Essbase we all know and love.

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BI.pngEPM.pngThursday, November 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Using EPM Java APIs in FDMEE Scripts
Francisco Amores Torres, Infratects

As we all know, FDMEE brings Jython as the new scripting language. One of Jython’s strengths is the ability to import Java libraries. On the other hand, EPM products have their own Java APIs so, why not leveraging them in our FDMEE application to enhance our EPM integration? Loading Metadata, running calculations or validating members are just some examples.
Join this webinar to see how using Java APIs can take your FDMEE application to the next level. 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
 Oracle Analytics: Cloud or On-premise, You're Doing It Wrong - Part 1 of 2
ACEAss-01.pngChristian Berg, Dimensionality

Turning the standard best-practice/how-to presentation format on its head, this presentation will look at some real-life OACS or OBI implementations and where it all went wrong. We’ll look at the worst, the weirdest, the most absurd and the wackiest ways the Oracle Analytics tool is abused: 

  • How did projects get to these points? 
  • What were the original misconceptions? 
  • How to counter these misconceptions? 
  • Why are “it works” and “it fulfills the requirements” not only not enough but rather dangerous pitfalls? 
  • Can I actually jeopardize the future of my BI system by choosing a cheap quick and dirty approach? 
  • Is it ever OK to simply execute without comprehension? 

This session will give attendees a deeper understanding of the impact seemingly innocuous design and implementation decisions can have on the stability and success of an entire Analytics system. An end-to-end view of the stack will be taken, covering areas including logical modelling, analysis design, and architectural topics. The importance of a holistic view and an appreciation of alternatives will be emphasized as well as the need to understand, comprehend, and reflect on the implications of a “best practice” being followed, as well as the technology stack simply being misunderstood. Attendees will be in a position to better weigh and judge implementation options knowing their long-term effect and impacts in terms of: 

  • user experience 
  • performance 
  • upgrade capability 
  • ease-of-use 
  • reproduciblity 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
 2017 CodeTalk Series: JSON in the Oracle Database 
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation and Darryl Hurley, Implestrat.com

The 2017 CodeTalk Series Webinars are Co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG.

Did you know that Oracle Database 12c makes it easy for you to store, manipulate, and serve up JSON documents? You certainly do NOT need to install a document store database side-by-side with Oracle Database when your UI developers start demanding JSON! Join Steven Feuerstein for an interview with and demonstrations by Darryl Hurley of Implestrat.com. Darryl, an active database developer and DBA for many years, has lately been diving into the JSON features of 12.1 and 12.2. Make sure you are positioned to have a smart conversation with the JavaScript developers in your company about how you can help meet their JSON needs.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Transitioning OBIEE On-Premise to BICS
Peter Koutroubis and Jai Gangwani, ERP Analysts

The transition from Oracle Business Intelligence on-premise to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Services can be a challenging and rewarding initiative. This session provides relevant information to anyone looking to make this transition. The discussion is focused on the roles involved, including business intelligence analyst, ETL developer, and system admin/DBAs. It also covers the full solution lifecycle of an implementation including design, fit/gap analysis, build, test, implementation, and post- go-live.

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