I’m very pleased to announce that the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2014 running in Brighton and Atlanta, May 2014, is now open for registration. Keeping the format as before - a single stream at each event, world-class speakers and expert-level presentations, and a strictly-limited number of attendees - this is the premier Oracle BI tech conference for developers looking for something beyond marketing and beginner-level content.
This year we have a fantastic line-up of speakers and sessions, including:
- Oracle ACE and past BI Forum best speaker winner Kevin McGinley, on adding third-party visualisations to OBIEE
- Tony Heljula, winner of multiple best speaker awards and this year presenting on Exalytics and TimesTen Columnar Storage
- Sessions from TimesTen PMs Chris Jenkins and Susan Cheung on what’s coming with TimesTen
- Edward Roske, author of multiple books on Essbase, on Essbase optimisation
- Oracle’s Andrew Bond, and our own Stewart Bryson (Oracle ACE) with an update to Oracle’s reference BI, DW and Big Data Architecture
- Sessions from Oracle's Jack Berkowitz, Adam Bloom and Matt Bedin on what’s coming with OBIEE and Oracle BI Applications
- Endeca sessions from Chris Lynskey (PM), Omri Traub (Development Manager) on Endeca, along with ones from Branchbird’s Patrick Rafferty and Truls Bergersen
- And sessions from Rittman Mead’s Robin Moffatt (OBIEE performance), Gianni Ceresa (Essbase) and Michael Rainey (ODI, with Nick Hurt from IFPI)
We’re also very exited to welcome Lars George from Cloudera to deliver this year’s optional one-day masterclass, this year on Hadoop, big data, and how Oracle BI&DW developers can get started with this technology. Lars is Cloudera’s Chief Architect in EMEA and an HBase committer, and he’ll be covering topics such as:
- What is Hadoop, what’s in the Hadoop ecosystem and how do you design a Hadoop cluster
- Using tools such as Flume and Sqoop to import data into Hadoop, and then analyse it using Hive, Pig, Impala and Cloudera Search
- Introduction to NoSQL and HBase
- Connecting Hadoop to tools such as OBIEE and ODI using JDBC, ODBC, Impala and Hive
Full details are on the BI Forum 2014 web page including links to the registration sites. Book now so you don’t miss-out - each year we sell-out in advance, so don’t leave it to the last minute if you’re thinking of coming. Hopefully see you all in Brighton and Atlanta in May 2014!