We have seen an uptick in test drives since Charlie Berger blogged about our Oracle Advanced Analytics Test Drive. Thanks, Charlie! We have three major test drives now:
- Oracle BI – feature OBIEE in general, and creating maps with OBIEE (based on SampleApp 406)
- Oracle Advanced Analytics (with Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise)
- Big Data (featuring five separate hands-on labs based on Oracle Big Data Lite VM)
By the way, these test drives have the full functionality of the virtual machines upon which they are built. So if you want to experiment with SampleApp, simply spin up a test drive. We do not limit what you do to a defined script. Go ahead and go off-road. Just don’t expect us to send a tow truck to get you out of a ditch! If that happens, simply abandon the test drive and we’ll recycle the bits for use by you or someone else next time. If you want more persistent or permanent access to a Test Drive environment let us know and we can arrange that too.