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kscope17Datavail, an Oracle Gold Partner, will be a Bronze Sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s ODTUG Kscope 2017 conference in San Antonio. Datavail is excited to be offering two presentations to conference attendees this year on the value of metadata dictionaries and migrating OBIA to the cloud. Take a look at our presentation details below and we will see you in June!

Datavail Presentations

Data, Data Everywhere But Not a Metadata Dictionary to Read

Christian Screen, Vice President and Practice Director – Oracle Analytics, Datavail

Topic: BI & Reporting – Subtopic: OBIEE

Date & Time: Monday – Session 1, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Until recently, the use of a data dictionary or metadata dictionary in most organizations has been an understood value-add need but still an unfulfilled desire. If business users could understand where dashboard data was coming from and what the data columns actually mean, then more confidence, governance, and usage in the reporting system could be achieved. The undertaking of compiling a metadata dictionary across a potential slew of candidate data sources can seem daunting or as fluff for IT, but the business users know the importance of understanding the meaning of their data and data lineage. How can a better, more usable metadata dictionary be created for Oracle BI? How can a data dictionary be controlled or used to its utmost potential? Why do you need a data dictionary? And, who will maintain it? This session provides clear innovative answers to these questions and more by taking the audience through creating an ideal metadata dictionary, showing best practices for maintaining it, and how to report accurately from it to support any reference or data governance concepts in your BI program.

I Know Why the On-Premise Oracle BI Applications Sings: Migrating OBIA to the Cloud

Christian Screen, Vice President and Practice Director – Oracle Analytics, Datavail

Topic: Data Warehousing & Big Data – Subtopic: Data Architecture

Date & Time: Monday – Session 5, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Cloud solutions continue to expand into the mainstream with obvious material value for businesses that have historically focused on their on-premise solutions. With all major concerns for security in the cloud addressed by bank grade encryption, integration by REST APIs and other supported interfaces, and a growing base of supported production customers, the concerns are turning to action. But there are still lingering questions on architectural best practices and the general approach to move from on premise to the cloud especially for multi-tiered solutions such as Oracle BI Applications. Questions are now less about concern and more about how to move forward. How much of the on-premise software architecture can be migrated to the cloud? And, how can it be done with best practices with the least risk and exposure? And, while getting it right the first time? This session discusses best practice architecture for migrating the Oracle BI Applications to the cloud. It focuses on the Oracle cloud platform and database services, with a nod to infrastructure services, to lay out the idea of the hybrid cloud, and variations of the new age cloud BI/DW architecture for your analytics environment to succeed while operating at the same reliability or better all the while benefiting from what the cloud offers best.

Christian Screen will also be signing copies of his recently re-released book on OBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c – Second Edition, at the Datavail booth. Date and time of the signing will be announced in the coming weeks.

Event Details

City: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, San Antonio, TX


When: 20170625

Time: 8:00 am