Upcoming ODTUG Webinars

Below is the list of upcoming webinars. If there is a topic you would like covered that is not on our current list, or if you would like to present a webinar, please email alicia@odtug.com.

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Our webinar calendar is constantly evolving! Check back frequently as more webinars will be added to the schedule.


BI.pngTuesday, November 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
DVD 12.2.2 and OBIEE New Features
Dan Vlamis and Arthur DaytonVlamis Software Solutions

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, as he breaks down the exciting new features in Data Visualization Desktop 2.0 (internally known as 12.2.2) and release of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, available starting October 2016 from Oracle.

Expect a fast-paced presentation with live demos of DVD and OBIEE on a new SampleApp image, on as many of the new features as time allows, including:

DVD 2.0
• Improved data prep with Data Flows
• New, more intuitive pages for creating data sources
• 25+ new data sources
• New smart insights feature to help you better understand data
• 8 new visualizations
• New BI Ask feature
• Multiple canvases added with easier to use interface
• Printing, email, and export to PDF and PowerPoint options
• New SDK for developing first-class custom visualizations

• Export/Import Visual Analyzer projects
• Single sign-on to Visual Analyzer

Just like our previous demonstrations of new BI releases (see www.vlamis.com/obiwebinars for a list), we will give a live demonstration of as many of these features as time allows.

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BI.pngThursday, December 1, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Data Warehousing in the Real World
Kent Graziano, Snowflake Computing

At a former health-care client, we were not able to implement a pure Data Vault 2.0 architecture. Instead, we had to evolve a hybrid solution that uses Type 2 persistent stage tables we tie together using standard Hub and Link structures along with a Key Map table. While we have been able to utilize DV 2.0 concepts such as MD5 hash keys, in order to avoid joins in loading the stage tables we had to come up with a way to resolve the business keys further into the process. We will show you our solution and discuss the pros and cons of our approach. 

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EPM.pngFriday, December 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Winter Is Coming: EPBCS Is the New King in EPM Cloud
Vatsal Gaonkar, Edgewater Ranzal 

EPBCS (Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service) is reshaping the EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) landscape by pre-defined business processes in their cloud planning solution offering that renders accelerated uptake and rapid implementation cycles for clients. Join me in understanding the path a typical EPBCS project cycle would take from inception of requirements to delivery of solution. A live demo will shed light on critical components of EPBCS framework that has been customized for a client. 

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EPM.pngTuesday, December 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
How to Make FDMEE-Triggered Essbase Calculation and Partition Scripts Targeted to Current FDMEE Loads
Bernard Ash, EPM Clarity 

Optimize FDMEE performance with Essbase by making all your operations more focused. When your customer’s requirements ask you to use FDMEE to load over 800,000 records per entity for one month, convert YTD to MTD, convert local currency to USD, and then push to an ASO reporting cube, it’s time to break out the big guns. Large data volumes or not, why not parameterize ALL your FDMEE-driven calc scripts based on the entities that are in a given load file? Why not do the same with a partition script that refreshes the data to a reporting cube after it has been loaded and calc’d in BSO? In this live, hands-on demo, we will use Jython to identify the distinct entities in a given data load (TDATASEG table) and pass these entities to a MaxL script to manage the focus of the calcs and partition scripts. This functionality is live at Cigna.

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 Database.pngFriday, December 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
2016 CodeTalk Series: The NoPL/SQL and Thick Database Methods: Which One Do You Think Needs a Bigger Database Server?
Chris Saxon and Toon Koppelaars, Oracle Corporation

Toon Koppelaars recently conducted an experiment comparing the performance of different ways of implementing a specific task. The NoPL/SQL approach treats the database as no more than a persistence layer, using only naive single-row SQL statements; it implements all business logic outside of it. The thick database approach treats the database as a processing engine; it uses a combination of sophisticated set-based SQL statements and PL/SQL to implement all business logic inside it. In this session, Chris and Toon investigate Toon’s findings and discuss their implications for database development. This session is a must-watch for anyone who builds applications using Oracle Database.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Tell Your Data Story with Oracle Data Visualization Desktop
Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics

Reports? Dashboards? Those are so yesterday. The latest trend in the world of data and analytics is the art of telling a data story, and Oracle Data Visualization Desktop can help you do it. To prove it, the entire webinar will be presented using Data Visualization Desktop instead of PowerPoint. This is not your ordinary five-minute demo! Come watch the host of the DataViz Daily podcast showcase powerful features of Data Visualization Desktop to articulate your message to your peers or your management using data as your narrator.

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APEX.pngWednesday, December 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
apex.world On Air: What Can We Expect for 2017?
Panel: M. D'Souza, J. Schuster, J. Kallman, D. McGhan, S. Spendolini, and S. Heimsath

apex.world On Air will bring together some of the world’s foremost APEX experts to discuss news, products, and project updates with special guest Sabine Heimsath, the APEX Twitter Queen @oraesque, in a panel format. Participants are encouraged to participate in the discussion through chat and asking questions, which will be answered live on the show.

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EPM.pngThursday, December 15, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Incredible ODI Tips to Work with Hyperion Tools
Rodrigo Radtke, Dell, and Ricardo Giampaoli, Teracorp

ODI is an incredible and flexible development tool that goes beyond simple data integration, but most of its development power comes from outside-the-box ideas.

  • Did you ever want to have only one interface and loop any number of ODI objects with a lot of control?
  • Did you ever need to have a "third command tab" in your procedures or KMs to improve ODI powers?
  • Did you ever want to have only one data store and loop different sources without the need for different ODI contexts?
  • Do you use "dynamic variables" and know how powerful they can be?

If you want to know the answer to all these questions, please join us in this webinar to learn the special secrets of ODI that will take your development skills to the next level.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
#1 Oracle Hyperion Planning Approvals: Out of the Box and Other Custom-Built Methods
Deanna Sunde, Key Performance Ideas

Watch Deanna Sunde, Oracle ACE Associate, as she demonstrates the Hyperion Planning Approval Process. Deanna shares its functionality and compares and contrasts it to the previous Workflow functionality. The steps to set up the Approval Process are shown, including using the upload utility and related security settings. The use of task list functionality will also be shown, as well as other custom-built methods to more easily track approvals using Hyperion Planning forms. Examples of using Hyperion Financial Reporting to report on entities/departments that are complete/incomplete will also be demonstrated.

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