Fall Quarterly Educational Workshop 2015

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Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group

November 12, 2015
Quarterly Educational Workshop
Oracle DTC Campus
7700 Technology Way,
Denver, CO 80237
Building 3 (North Building)
$15 visitor fee For non members
Question please e-mail Peggy at

Registration and ID Required.
To Register Click Here.


8:00am – Continental Breakfast
9:00am – Start Meeting – Tim Vlamis
11:30am Lunch: Pizza

Test Drive Oracle Software

Powered by Amazon Web ServicesVlamis Software Solutions and RMOUG have partnered with Amazon Web Services to provide to you, free of charge, the opportunity to work, hands-on, with the latest of Oracle’s Business Intelligence offerings. By signing up to one of the labs below, Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computer (EC2) environment will generate a complete server for you to work with.

The data warehouse experts of Vlamis Software Solutions have been invited to speak to us and bring their hands-on working labs for us to learn. Bring your internet-ready laptops. Can’t bring a portable computer? Not a problem. There will be laptops available for you to use.

These hands on labs are working with the actual Oracle software running on the Amazon Web Services EC2 environment. They each take approximately 2 hours to work through and will give you hands-on experience with the software and a tour of the features.

There will be an initial presentation on these topics then you can get started on the walk through of your choice. There MIGHT be time for you to do both! You can definitely take the materials with you and do the other from your office.

Business Intelligence Choices


This test drive will present a quick overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g and allow users to create reports and dashboards for themselves. The lab uses version of Oracle BI and showcases the following features: adhoc reports, graphs, maps, and color-coding. In addition, this test drive will show you how to use OBIEE’s new map views to reveal location based patterns in business intelligence data sets. You will see how to create new map views, add chloropleth layers, add variable shapes, and display different measures at different zoom layers. You’ll learn how OBIEE can incorporate spatial analytics and integrate large geo-spatial data sets for location based analysis.

Big Data

Work with Oracle R and Big Data in this useful hands on lab. This test drive walks through some basic exercises on the Big Data Lite Virtual Machine. The Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform.


Tim Vlamis will start the meeting with a discussion on Oracle’s BI offerings and how these different components all fit together.

These labs will give you a background in Oracle Advanced Analytics (Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle Data Mining) and show how you can easily integrate results obtained using Oracle Advanced Analytics into OBIEE. Bring your computer along so you can work through the exercises with us in this Hands-On Lab.

If your BI application only reports the past, you’re missing out on a major goal of BI systems. BI systems should be forward-looking, so they can inform decisions. In order to do this, you need some sort of analytics, whether they be simple questions like where are we against plan or how does this compare to last year. Or they can be more complex, as in which customer segments provide the greatest possibility for our promotions or what would happen if we realign our territories in a different way?”

In this hands-on lab you will take a predictive model with an advanced R visualization from Oracle R Enterprise, register it for automated execution in the Oracle database, modify OBI repository to include both structured and unstructured data from R (the visualization), and publish the results on an OBIEE dashboard. In all, you will use RStudio, SQL Developer, BI Admin tool, and OBIEE Answers in this comprehensive session.

Tim Vlamis
VP & Analytics Strategist
Vlamis Software Solutions


Tim Vlamis Bio:

An Oracle Ace and expert in the visualization of data and the design of business intelligence dashboards, Tim combines a strong background in the application of Oracle-based business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data mining with extensive experience in business modeling and valuation analysis. Tim co-authored Oracle Press book titled, Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g.

Tim leads the Oracle Advanced Analytics practice at Vlamis in the development of statistical and predictive analytics workflows and processes. He is an acknowledged contributor to Oracle University’s Oracle Data Mining Techniques and Oracle R Enterprise Essentials courses and often serves as an expert instructor for both. Tim’s international business experiences include leading partnership formations and dissolutions in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, and Canada, negotiating acquisitions in Mexico and Canada, and leading the establishment of a new business entity in India. He earned his Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) designation from the American     Marketing Association and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business in Benedictine College’s Traditional and Executive MBA programs. Tim earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics from Yale University.


Lunch: Pizza


The First Oracle Engineered System SIG Meeting

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First Meeting of the Oracle Engineered System SIG
Regis University Denver Tech Center Campus
6380 S Fiddlers Green Cir
Room #290
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
October 8, 2015


16:00 – 16:30 – Socializing
16:30 – 17:30 – Presentation on Oracle Exadata Technical Deep Dive: Architecture and Internals by Tina Rose , Oracle Corporation .
17:30 – 18:00 – Open discussion / Socializing


About The Speaker
Tina Rose has been with Oracle for five years.  She was a founding member of the Exadata Support Team and assisted customers with a wide variety of technical issues.  In 2014, she transitioned to the development team: Platform Integration Maximum Availability and Architecture.  This team works on projects and issues related to Exadata and Exalogic hardware, operating system, security, and networking.  Tina’s focus is in storage/database patching, database clone patching and Oracle Database File System (DBFS).


Parking after 4 PM is free in the garage on the left side of the Regis University , DTC building.

Come Learn and Play QEW – August 7th at Elitch Gardens

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Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park

Quarterly Educational Workshop
Summer Edition

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
2000 Elitch Circle Denver, CO 80204
August 7th, 2015
Lunch Served After the Event!

Registration Required!
Please go HERE to register.
Question please e-mail Peggy at peggy.king@rmoug.org


Come join us at Elitch Gardens on Friday, August 07, 2015, for a morning of technical seminars, and an afternoon of fun, courtesy of RMOUG and additional sponsors. Bring your colleagues, bring your family, bring your desire to learn, and reboot.

8:30 am – 10:00 Family Coding-  Fun with Raspberry Pi!

Have the family join you and learn why technology is so cool! Bring a Raspberry pi to Elitches on Aug. 7th for great family coding event. Children 6-14, along with parents can enjoy learning how to build an FM radio station and other fun projects. A list of supplies and project catalog, along with times and details will be posted to RMOUG’s website a month before the summer Quarterly education workshop.
Tentative schedule will include demonstrations from Devoxx4kids, Lady Coders and Kids DevelopIt, too!

Here is the list of the items needed for the Raspberry Pi session:

Shopping list for the Raspberry Pi Coding Day:

  1. Raspberry Pi, Any Model:
  2. And a Pibrella Board, $20
  3. Standard accessories:
    • Mouse
    • keyboard
    • HDMI monitor

Provided at the Coding camp:  wires, motors, connectors and “accessories” to create our moving art display!


After the park opens, RMOUG’s QEW Oracle track will offer the following Enterprise Manager sessions from Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, the Conusulting Member of the Technical Staff, SCP Team:

Presenter: Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman

Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and was an Oracle ACE Director until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager Specialists. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, http://dbakevlar.com and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) citing education on topics regarding stereotypes and presenting opportunities early as the path to overcoming challenges.

Hybrid Cloning- The Journey to the Cloud and Back

Going to the cloud can be a scary journey for any DBA, but find out how to do it securely, safely and simply with Enterprise Manager 12c, release 5, ( Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman will take you through the newest and coolest feature in EM12c that enables a single pane of glass connection between your company’s choice in cloud provider and on-premise environments, allowing for a secure ability to clone to and from the clone. Learn how to secure sensitive data from prying eyes and how to architect a private and public cloud that meets your company’s requirements.

10:45-12:00 AWR Warehouse Mining Hands on Lab
This session is a hands on session for those that would like to learn more about AWR Warehouse mining!  Learn how to answer those all important business questions for the business without having to guess or assume.  Learn the value of having historical Automatic Workload History in a single repository.  Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman will guide the attendee through each step of the process of learning how to build our consolidation roadmaps, look at host level resource usage and other uses. The attendee must provide their own laptop that meets the following requirements:

8Gb of memory
Oracle Virtualbox installed
50Gb of space to house the stand alone image
Fully charged battery

The attendee will learn about the following in this session:

The AWR Warehouse schema.
Necessary joins and how to properly query AWR data.
Base queries to begin investigation
User stories to build queries that the attendee will need to answer.

Join us at Elitches-  learn about database technology, family coding technology and then hit the rides and enjoy the day with your family and RMOUG!

12:00 Lunch

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