Stewart Bryson, Myself, and Dan Vlamis individually presented in a “TED talks” format some conversation invoking perspectives. Stewart, completely “tongue-in-cheek”, talked how to design a slow BI system. I have an semi-“tongue-in-cheek” presentation proposing why not to use OLAP technology – except only with a really good reason; based on newer technology considereations such as engineered hardward (Exalytics), Big Data, and other computing and technology enhancements that weren’t available when OLAP technology was first introduced. Dan Vlamis fired back a contrasting and very motivated presentation on OLAP (OLAP is Different from what you think), which was pro-OLAP (more towards Oracle OLAP than Essbase, I think).
Ramke Ramakrishnan finished up the sessions with a Deep Dive into OBIEE 11g Security. A lot of good stuff as expected from Ramke, next time we need for SSL though. One final round with Adam from the Endeca team gave use a more comical real-world look and understanding of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, how easy it is to analyze data that can quickly be loaded into it, and drive one of the new popular use cases of the Social aspect of communication as it relates to events and people’s sentiments of those events in order to show valuable analytics.
Mark Rittman wrapped up with closing remarks, ending on a good note, and that as they say is a “wrap”.
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Ultimately the goal of commentary in OBIEE is to have a system for persisting feedback, creating a call to action, and recognizing the prolific users.