KPI Partners Blog

Cloud Services Are Reaching Maturity - Thoughts from OOW 2014

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

by Myles Gilsenan

I attended Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) 2014 recently with a focus on BI, Big Data and ERP. As usual there was no shortage of information. The Partner briefings were particularly helpful in getting some insight into how Oracle sees the future.  

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Tags: OBIEE, Oracle E-Business Suite, Real-Time BI, Oracle OpenWorld, Cloud Services, EPM, Essbase, Real-Time Supply Chain and Inventory Analytics, Big Data, Data Discovery, Myles Gilsenan, Oracle BI, ERP, Real-Time Financial Analytics, Oracle BICS, Oracle GoldenGate

Hanging In The OPN Lounge With Norm Dy & Jeff McQuigg

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 03:59 PM

Norm Dy and Jeff McQuigg recently had the opportunity to visit the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge and talk about some recent award wins, the research and development at KPI Partners, and the future of the business intelligence landscape.   As part of their visit, Jeff and Norm are featured in a brief video on the Oracle Partner Network YouTube channel.

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Tags: Pre-Built Solutions, Endeca, Norm Dy, Oracle OpenWorld, Press, Oracle PartnerNetwork, Video, HR Analytics, Events, Oracle BI Applications, Jeff McQuigg, Exalytics, Examining OBIA 11g, Blog

[Video] Oracle PartnerNetwork Live w/ Guest KPI Partners

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

Kusal Swarnakar, Co-Founder of KPI Partners, visits with Joel Borellis, Group Vice President of Partner Enablement at Oracle, on the set of Oracle PartnerNetwork Live during Oracle OpenWorld 2013.

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Tags: Kusal Swarnakar, Oracle OpenWorld, Case Study, Press, Joel Borellis, Business Intelligence, Video, Events, Oracle BI Applications, ERP, Blog

Oracle OPN Partner Exchange Keynote featuring KPI Partners: Technology, Middleware, and BI

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

KPI was offered the unique opportunity to be a featured guest as part of the first keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld. The audience included several thousand partners, customers, media members, and industry analysts. KPI is one of over 5,000 Oracle partners around the globe, so we were very appreciative of the invitation to participate.

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Tags: Kusal Swarnakar, Oracle OpenWorld, Case Study, Awards, Press, Oracle PartnerNetwork, Vision Workshop, EPM, Joel Borellis, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Video, News, Hyperion, Blog

KPI in San Francisco @ Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Sat, Sep 21, 2013 @ 07:26 PM

KPI in San Francisco @ Oracle OpenWorld 2013

As part of Oracle OpenWorld 2013, KPI Partners will be participating in various engagements throughout the week.  Here is a snapshot of our involvement:

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Tags: Kusal Swarnakar, Norm Dy, Oracle OpenWorld, Case Study, Awards, Ramesh Ponganti, HR Analytics, Events, Jeff McQuigg, Kumar Krishnaswamy

Oracle Exalytics: Is It A Must-Have for BI?

Posted by JEREMIAH JOHNSON on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 07:21 AM

Oracle Exalytics was recently launched at Oracle's Open World Event, which was held during October in San Francisco. Despite the numerous of claims of product excellence and testimonies from former clients, guests at the event were largely left wondering about the $100,000+ product.  Since the product was largely unseen, it leaves many clients asking is Oracle's newest BI innovation, the self-described "BI Machine" an absolute necessity?

Several of Oracle's customers who've used the product seem to think so.  A key feature of the project that has been touted by Oracle enthusiasts is the product's ease of deployment. A current client of Oracle and Exalytics enthusiast, Nilson Group, which is based in Sweden, praised the software's ability to update on the back end, without causing any project delays. Allowing the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to run on the Exalytics software eliminates operations problems that would otherwise be present on other systems.

Another client, Thomas Reuters, praised the new in-memory feature of the program that allowed it to analyze a 10 billion row data set, due to the capacity for in-memory storage. For a customer without Exalytics that attempted this same feat on traditional hardware, it would be impossible.

The main features that have been praised include the 1TB of ram (Oracle claims it can use even more data to its memory management capabilities) and exceptional processing speed, which has been known to remarkably serve up to 10,000 individual program users at once. Despite it's success, Oracle's newest program is not the end-all be-all solution.  No piece of hardware can take the place of the strategical and visonary components that only expert human resources can supply.  

For business owners that are looking to this newest development to solve glitches and memory problems, it looks like there is a solution. However, one must also consider the expertise and strategic vision needed to develop complete solutions customized to an enterprise or industry.

Time will tell if the newest addition to Oracle's high-profile business tools is indeed a must for the BI community.

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Tags: OBIEE, Oracle OpenWorld, Jeremiah Johnson, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications, Exalytics, Blog

Photos from KPI's "Vegas Night On The Bay" Appreciation Event at OpenWorld

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 12:39 AM
KPI's "Vegas Night On The Bay" Appreciation Event & Happy Hour at Oracle OpenWorld

Late Sunday September 30th, all clients, partners, prospects, and friends were invited to join us for good times, good music, casino games, complimentary cocktails, and appetizers aboard the 100 foot luxury yacht. We transformed this yacht into a vegas-themed party spot for one special night.

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Tags: Oracle OpenWorld, Events

Who Is KPI Partners? - We Transform Data Into Insight [Video]

Posted by JEREMIAH JOHNSON on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

So, your global enterprise has collected some data...  How do you start to make sense of all this raw data?

As part of a recent award win, we were asked to generate a short video that could be used as part of the various award ceremonies.   The objective was to capture, in less than a minute, the essence of KPI Partners... basically an extended elevator pitch with cool visuals.

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Tags: Oracle OpenWorld, Awards, Blog

KPI Wins Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Sun, Sep 30, 2012 @ 03:00 PM

Oracle Recognizes KPI’s Expertise in Delivering Specialized Solutions

San Francisco, CA -- September 30, 2012 –-Oracle today awarded KPI Partners with its 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Business Intelligence Applications. KPI Partners was also the 2011 recipient of the award, formerly known as the Oracle North America Titan Award.

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Tags: OBIEE, Kusal Swarnakar, Oracle OpenWorld, Awards, Oracle, Business Intelligence, News, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications

Photos from the 2011 Oracle Titan Award Gala

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:59 PM


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Tags: Oracle OpenWorld, Awards, Oracle, Events, Oracle BI, Blog