Kscope’19 – Day 1 Part I


It the official start of Kscope’19, if you been around, you already know that Sundays are for symposiums.

A view of the registration booth again before we start the sessions.

Here are Teal Sexton and Gabby Rubin starting the conference.
Before I say anything about the sessions like Gabby said: “Don’t quote me on anything.” Oracle can change their mind tomorrow, and all that you see here is gone “Puff,” it’s like nothing ever happened.

Safe harbor rules!!!

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We got information about new data centers that are coming.

We did hear about Oracle Analytics becoming one (on-prem and cloud will have same features before you get all excited on-prem Essbase is not EPM Essbase)

Updates are going to be monthly on cloud (which we all know and are seeing) and going to follow a 12-18 months cycle on On-Prem.

You can now bring your customizations to the cloud (BYOC 😉 )

Interactive visualizations (I don’t remember many things that I heard today, however, this one stick with me. It is cool)

NLP is a big thing nowadays, isn’t it? How can OAC not do it?

If I remember this correctly, there are around 28 languages that are supported, and more is coming.

Augmented Analytics – What you think the analysis is probably not the best analysis. OAC is taking it one step ahead and going to provide you with insights; all you’ve to do is select them!!

You are trying to find out why people are leaving the company, and you as an analyst always think about “It’s the money, isn’t it?”

It is not your insight baby. Here is OAC in action providing you with insights on attrition.

It is first going to present you with some facts about the metric that you are analyzing.

Now that you know the facts, you can check the drivers for attrition. I told you it’s not always about the money.

Find out about the segments

It’s time to look at those oddballs, those anomalies!!!

That’s a much better insight than you selecting “Salary” as a reason for attrition. We saw augmented insights, and now it’s time for augmented data enrichment.

You can enrich the data using the inbuilt knowledge bases. A little birdy also told me that you could bring your own knowledge base some point in the future.

A simple button click will let you add a ton of information from the data that is present. Some examples will be

  1. Add County/City/State information from zipcodes
  2. If OAC find sensitive information like SSN/Credit card numbers you can obscure/delete/hide some information
  3. Year/Month/Day from dates

We got to see “Day by Day” in action again (I’ve seen it earlier, and I was amazed then and now)

I missed a lot of content about Essbase architecture. You should read Cameron’s live blog posts to see more content on those.

All client interactions as we know, is still there, the only difference being them interacting with Essbase using HTTPS protocol.

That was the end of Analytics symposium. I’m only half done 😉

Be seeing you with the EPM updates soon.

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