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BI Community Newsletter
August 2017



Upcoming BI Webinars
There are currently no scheduled BI webinars. Check back on the ODTUG webinars page for the most updated webinar schedule.

Recent BI Webinars
Did you know that as a paid member of ODTUG, you can view past webinars anytime? Here are a few:


Keeping up with the Jones’: The Upgrade Process to OBIEE 12c

Linda Zheng, Lower Colorado River Authority and Michelle Kolbe, Red Pill Analytics 

bi-01.png  The Secret Sauce of the ODI Repository
Ankit Jain, Snapon Business Solutions 

From Zero to a Full OBIEE Model in 60 Minutes
Gianni Ceresa, DATAlysis 

bi-01.png  Top Line to Transactions in a Click: Real-time Analytics and Reporting for Oracle Applications
By Mike Nader, Matthew Halliday, and Raj Lalchandani, Incorta

bi-01.png  Data Modeling, BI Modeling and/or Data Blending. What Should I Do?
By Hasso Schaap, Qualogy




























ODTUG Kscope17 Recap

Highlights from the week:

Sunday Symposium – We learned directly from the Oracle Product Managers about OAC, DV, Oracle Data Integration Platform, and had standing room only for the demos with OAC, DV, and Day by Day.

Geek Game Night 
Sunday evening was a side-splitting good time. In the 1st annual Geek Game Night, the friendly competition of deck swapping was the place to be. 

Monday BI Community Night
A great time was had at the BI Community night with Texas-style Trivia. The hats were large, the competition was fierce, and the horses were flying! 

Tuesday Lunch and Learn 
– Sponsored by OTN
Many individuals wished they could've been in more than one place at a time for this event. Oracle ACEs were covering BI and Reporting, Data Warehousing and Big Data, and Data Visualization and Advanced Analytics in these information-packed sessions.

Wednesday Special Event  – Sponsored by Applied OLAP, MindStream Analytics, and Vertical Edge
For ODTUG's 20th birthday, the themes were Beach Party, Masquerade Ball, Platinum Casino Party, and 80s-style Arcade. The dancing was the best! 

Thursday Deep Dive Session – We heard from customers, Oracle PMs, and Consultants on "Navigating the Oracle Business Analytics Frontier' in a panel discussion. Then there was 'The Great Debate: Where Should My Data Warehouse Live?' with experts weighing in on both sides. 

10 Tips to Improve ETL Performance
By Dani Schnider

Dani Schnider is a principal consultant and data warehouse lead architect for Trivadis. He recently blogged about ETL Performance. In the summer time, the nights are very short. For some data warehouses, this is the case all year round, but not because of the late sunset and early sunrise. The night is not long enough to finish all the ETL jobs. Long-running load jobs that run for several hours are not a seldom situation. Here are 10 tips on how this can be avoided. Read more  

Installing Oracle BI on Windows 7/8/10
By Christian Berg

Christian Berg is the managing director at Dimensionality GmbH. In this blog, Christian answers the question, "Can I install Oracle Business Intelligence on Windows 7/8/10?" Read more

Loading and Extracting HFM Data with ODI Knowledge Modules
By Rodrigo Radtke

Rodrigo Radtke is a software development senior advisor at Dell and an Oracle ACE for Oracle Data Integration. In this article, Rodrigo discusses how to implement custom Knowledge Modules to address Loading and Extracting HFM data. With HFM's latest version, Oracle removed its support for ODI. With these custom ODI KMs, companies can continue with legacy ODI/HFM integrations without the need to drastically change integration processes or add a new tool into their environment. Click here to download the article as a PDF.

Upcoming BI Meetups

Alpharetta/Atlanta BI Community Meetup
ODTUG Alpharetta/Atlanta Oracle BI enthusiasts invite you to attend a Meetup on Thursday, September 14, graciously hosted by Charles Elliott and Rittman Mead America. This is a terrific opportunity to network with your peers and share tools, tips, and tricks. Food and refreshments will be served. 
Click here for more information and to RSVP.               

BI Blogs & Videos to Check Out
Brendan Tierney: Part 5 - The Right to be Forgotten (EU GDPR)s
Kevin McGinley: How to Use Data Flows to Pre-Calculate Data (Episode 052)
Abhinav Agarwal: Management Mantra for Startups - Waste Not, Vacate Not

BI Volunteer Initiative

Want to be a part of the action? Have an idea for the newsletter? Want to put on a webinar? The BI Community is looking for volunteers. Reach out to BI Community Leader Becky Wagner on Twitter @Bec_Wagner or email, or contact BI Community Board Liaison Jake Turrell on Twitter @HyperionNerd or email Sign up to volunteer here.

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