April ODTUG E-News

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Call for Proposals Ends 4/15

What's the big idea? If you’ve got something interesting or innovative you’ve been itching to present to experts, this is your chance to impart your wisdom while representing ODTUG. Submit to present at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, the world's largest gathering of Oracle technologists and business leaders Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in San Francisco.This year’s Call for Proposals closes April 15, 2014.

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PLEASE NOTE: On the abstract submission form, there are two user-group-related questions. Be sure to indicate that you are a member of a user group, then secondly that you are submitting on behalf of ODTUG. If you do not indicate ODTUG, we will not be able to see your abstract or review it.

Final notifications for accepted and declined submissions will go out in mid-June. If your proposal is selected, you’ll share your idea, experiences, and accomplishments with technology experts and decision makers: Oracle customers, developers, and partners from around the world. Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary full pass to the conference.

Learn more about submitting your proposal.

World of Webinars

Brush up on your skills or learn something new, without leaving your desk! The following is our April webinar schedule:

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Exploring 11g/12c Partitioning New Features and Best Practices
Ami Aharonovich, DBAces

This session will explore new features and best practices for using various partitioning features while providing maximum performance and availability, including merge and exchange partitions and the latest database partitioning enhancements introduced in Oracle Database 11g and 12c. These take partitioning to perfection and offer the widest choice of partitioning methods, which include reference, interval, system, list, range, virtual column-based, and new composite partitioning enhancements.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
No More Surprises – Integrate Automated Regression Testing into the Everyday for Oracle Hyperion
Jonathan Berry,

This session will discuss how regular automated testing of key performance elements of your Oracle Hyperion environment can greatly reduce issues experienced by your users. Having regular and consistent results to key performance data can expose potential infrastructure and application issues very early. This benchmark data can become leading indicators to the health of the overall system, allowing for proactive performance management to enhance the experience of your end-user community. We’ll look at three case studies of Hyperion clients that proactively test for conditions and review not only what they test for but also how they analyze and leverage the data. We will also discuss how Accelatis Ascension Suite can enable this testing.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
ODTUG Expert Panel – ODI
Moderator: Jesus Villavicencio, Blue Stone – A Huron Consulting Group solution

Panelists: Ricardo Giampaoli, Tera Corp., Gurcan Orhan, Global Maksimum Data & Information Technologies, Rodrigo Radtke de Souza, Dell, Michael Rainey, Rittman Mead Consulting

Join ODTUG Expert’s Panel Webinar! This is a live interactive panel similar to the ACE Lunch and Learn panels held at Kscope conferences. This innovative webinar is modeled after a call-in radio talk show.
You will be able to chat a question to our organizer, and if it is accepted you will have the option to verbally ask the question to our panel. Please be sure to have the proper equipment (headset and a quiet office) so our panelists can clearly understand your question. You’ll also be able to participate in the discussion with the panel while they answer your question.

The following are some potential topics, but audience participation will shape the scope of the panel:

  • What are the top features of ODI 12c and can they be used in a typical data warehouse implementation
  • Describe the migration from OWB to ODI 12c as it might occur in practice. Anything to watch out for?
  • What are some examples of customizations that you have made in ODI and why?
  • Interested in taking the ODI certification exam? We can talk about what was in the test, how to prepare for it, what to study, etc.
  • Using ODI to improve the Hyperion Planning/Essbase capabilities

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Thinking Strategically: Critically Assessing Your Current EPM/BI Applications
Joe Aultman, interRel

In today's “git ’er done now” world, people rarely stop implementing and maintaining long enough to ask themselves, “What's the point?” In this session, we will teach you how to go from thinking tactically about specific applications to thinking strategically about how all the products work well together. Covered will be specific assessment techniques such as when to put things in cubes vs. relational databases, determining which BI products should be discontinued, ways to integrate BI products from multiple vendors, and how to prepare a three- to five-year strategic roadmap that will drive your company forward. If you want to be the one at your company who can rise above the fray and see the big picture of Oracle EPM and BI, then you should definitely attend this session!

ODTUG Leadership Program

Started last year, the ODTUG Leadership Program strives to build leaders from within the organization. The goal is to take those who already possess the passion and dedication to lead and give them the tools to take their career, and ODTUG, to the next level. We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have been chosen for the 2014 Leadership Class:

  • Jennifer Anderson, Financial Systems Analyst, The Hearst Corporation
  • Janice D'Aloia, Vice President, Mo'mix Solutions
  • Erica Harris, Senior Oracle DBA, Waikato Regional Council
  • Chris Rothermel, Technology and Information Management, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Helen Sanders, Lead Software Developer, Temple University
  • Brian Suter, Software Development Consultant, Dell

Click here to learn more about this exciting program.

What's New in the Technical Journal

Check out the Technical Journal Corner to find these articles:

  • Heads Up on Displays: Exploring Google Glass Globally by Oracle Applications User Experience team members
  • UX-plosive Stuff – The Proliferation of User Interfaces by Lucas Jellema, AMIS
  • Join Techniques in Oracle 11g and Oracle 12c by Carl Dudley, Tradba Ltd
  • Finance Transformation: Insight-Driven Business Process Optimization via Integrated Business Intelligence by Lali Chatterjee, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Register today and check out these new highlights!

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