Month: June 2011
On Thursday 23rd June the Irish BI SIG had a networking event on the Mv Cillairne boat. This is a former training boat that has been converted into a restaurant and bar. The boat is moored beside the new convention centre on the quays in Dublin near the O2.
There was a good turn out, with a mixture of people from An Post, ICON, Vertice, Fijitsu and some independent consultants/contractors.
There was a few fee drinks and some food provided by the UKOUG. Many thanks for these.
There was lots of sharing of what BI related projects people have worked. There was some discussions of how the SIG can progress in the future, with the consensus that people will need to be willing to present on their projects and experiences.
Tony Cassidy, the SIG Chair, is hoping to get a few volunteers to present at the next SIG or maybe have another social networking event.
I also did my bit for the Oracle Scene magazine, in asking people would they write an article (even if it is a short one) for the next edition. I’ve recently joined the editorial team of Oracle Scene.
After 3 weeks the voting on Oracle Mix has come to an end. There was a record number of submissions and voting this year on Oracle Mix.
Based on the results from previous years anyone with a vote count over 30 seemed to have gotten they presentation accepted for Oracle Open World.
With this years increase interest, number of presentations and the total number of votes cast it looks like the you will need at least 87 votes to get into the top 20.
The organisers say that the winners are select based on the total number of votes case, but they can adjust things as this see fit – whatever that means.
I had submitted 3 presentations – it was my first attempt at submitting to Oracle Open World.
My best place (or most popular) presentation was ‘Using Oracle Data Miner 11gR2 & SQL Dev. for Data Mining’. For this presentation I received 56 votes, which puts me in 52nd place.
So it looks like I’m way outside making to short list for OOW11. Maybe next year.
I’ve also submitted 2 of my presentations to the annual UKOUK conference in December. The closing date was the 5th June and the results should be out in August.
I’ve submitted the following 3 presentations on Oracle Mix, to be included in the voting process.
Voting finishes on 19th June.
Please vote for my presentations. As they stay about elections in Ireland, Vote early and Often.
Oracle Data Mining has been available for many years now and has proven to be a powerful tool but seems to be over looked by longer established products that are a lot more expensive. Many companies have put significant work into development their BI environments. But what can they do now to improve their organisational knowledge. This presentation will look at how a database developer is more suited to doing data mining than someone with a PhD in statistics. Using the ODM tool and the CRIP-DM life-cycle it will be demonstrated how a data mining project can be conducted
See my YouTube channel for a my videos on Oracle Data Miner 11g R2
With the release of the new Oracle Data Mining tool and it being part of SQL Developer, this presentation will have a look at how these too tools can be used in combination. In particular the presentation will focus on the Data Understanding stage of the CRISP-DM Life Cycle. Using the key elements of the Data Understand stage the presentation will look at how a database developer can use the new features of the new Oracle Data Mining tool in conjunction with SQL Developer to explore the data with the aim of gaining a key insight into the data.
See my YouTube channel for my videos on Oracle Data Miner 11g R2
The new Oracle Data Miner 11g R2 tool is now easier to develop your Data Mining models and workflows. A Data Mining project has two main stages. This presentation will look at how you take your Data Mining workflow and Data Mining Model, that have been developed using the new Oracle Data Miner 11g R2 tool. It will show you have to extract the SQL code from the work flow to perform the Data Transformations, execute the Data Mining Model, how you can link these to your new data and finally how you can apply the model.
See my YouTube channel for my videos on the Oracle Data Miner 11g R2 tool
The next Irish Oracle BI SIG meeting will be on Thursday 23rd June starting at 6:30pm.
The format of this SIG meeting is a bit different from the previous ones.
This time the SIG meeting will be an informal networking event and there will be no demos or presentations.
The SIG event will be in the River View Bistro Bar, which is on the the MV Cillairne boat, that is moored beside the new convenion center on the quays. Check out its website