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ODTUG Kscope19: All About Analytics

This year at Kscope19, US-Analytics is diving deep into Analytics. As the Analytics track sponsor for the conference this year, we have a lot of events we’re excited about sharing with you.

Everyone is looking forward to Oracle’s announcement about the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), but there are many other Analytics events that you won’t want to miss. We’ll give you the lowdown in this blog post so that you can add a few more valuable activities to your Kscope19 schedule.

To keep things simple, we’ll go through these events in order of appearance.

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What's New in the Oracle Analytics Cloud? Release 105.3 (June 2019)

There hasn't been a significant to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) since March. In May, OAC received a small update in the 105.2.3 release in which pause and resume services were added, allowing the services you deploy in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to pause, preventing users from accessing them. 

In release 105.3, we see new features added to Service Management, Data Visualization, Pixel-Perfect Reporting, as well as a new feature for connecting to on-prem data sources. 

In this blog post, we'll go over these new features, steps for how you can use the new features, as well as a list of defects fixed in this release. 

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Kscope19: The EPM & BI Sessions You Can't Miss

It's that time again — time to start planning for another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, the best EPM and BI sessions will be presented in Seattle at the Washington State Convention center.

Kscope19 will host hundreds of sessions within 11 different tracks, including EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization; and Big Data & Data Warehousing. You won’t want to miss two amazing sessions by our Oracle ACE Associate Becky Wagner, as well as a tutorial session by one of our PBCS gurus, Angela Wilcox (more info below). 

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Oracle Analytics Cloud Updates (January 2019): Snapshot Enhancements, New Gallery Templates, Aggregate Views & More

Oracle has released the latest features for the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform this month with release 105.10. There are new features across the platform including snapshot enhancement in Service Management, new gallery templates and aggregate views in Essbase, and more.

Read the blog post below for details on the new features. 

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5 OpenWorld Takeaways for EPM & BI

If you didn’t make it to OpenWorld this year, we’ve got you covered with the key takeaways from the EPM and BI sessions.

In this blog post, we’ll first look at the EPM highlights, including…

  • An updated roadmap for on-prem EPM Hyperion solutions
  • Moving from Hyperion to the Oracle EPM Cloud

Then we’ll talk about BI highlights, including…

  • Getting started with OAC
  • OAC Essbase Capabilities and Roadmap
  • Active Directory & Single Sign-On with OAC
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Essbase: The Cloud vs. On-Prem

Finance and budgeting teams have long been fans of Essbase — being able to store aggregated values gives users the flexibility to efficiently report and run scenarios. So, when we talk about Essbase, Hyperion Planning is often part of the conversation, too.

But, is Essbase in the cloud going to change the way we talk about and consider Essbase? In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the major differences between on-prem and cloud-based Essbase, and how having this tool in the cloud can help your organization in ways you may not have considered yet.

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Discoverer Migration to OBIEE: 3 Methods You Can Use

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   AccelerateBI

Is your organization still using Oracle Discoverer? By now, you’re probably aware of the end of extended support for Discoverer, and that we are well outside the extended support window. You could still be using Discoverer for several reasons, but the fact remains, having your business rely on a tool which is no longer supported is expensive, risky, and dangerous.

The Discoverer migration paths aren’t exactly clear, though. Luckily, there’s an upgrade path to Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) or Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) that is simple, fast, and affordable. If this sounds like exactly what you need, then feel free to skip down to the bottom. For those of you not convinced of the importance of migration, read on...

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How to Connect Power BI to OBIEE

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   UnifyBI,   |   Power BI

Microsoft’s Power BI is a powerful and popular self-service BI application. It allows reports to be developed at an incredible pace without compromising visualization flexibility or design, in addition to being many times more affordable than traditional Enterprise BI applications.

However, as great as Power BI is, it suffers from some of the same problems that all self-service BI applications do. Chief among them is the accuracy and security of the reporting data. Lucky for us, we still use our Enterprise BI application, which guarantees accuracy and security through a governed data warehouse. Leveraging our Enterprise BI application as a data source, while developing reports with Power BI, we can create a secure, accurate, and reliable workflow.

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Three Methods for Restarting OAC

In this blog post, I’ll go through three different methods for restarting Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), including the uses cases and tutorials for each.

The steps in my previous two-minute tutorial — Opening Ports for OAC – EM Browser Access and RPD Admin Tool Access — are prerequisites for the tutorials below.

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Opening Ports for OAC - EM Browser Access and RPD Admin Tool Access [Two Minute Tutorial]

Posted by Becky Wagner   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud

In this two-minute tutorial, I’ll show you how to open a port for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) to get EM browser access as well as access to the RPD admin tool.

The steps in this tutorial are necessary for the subject of my upcoming blog post — three different methods for restarting OAC.

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