Information Technology Teams
We understand the challenges you face.
Platforms for Information Technology Teams
An organization driven by analytics needs a platform that can deliver fast, reliable data and easy-to-use analytics. IT teams want cutting-edge technology and well-trained staff to move, transform, and deliver that data easily, efficiently, and securely. We can help you harness that power and deliver and analyze the data your organization needs.
Optimize Your Data
You've invested a lot in your data - we leverage that investment to enable enterprise-wide access to secure, integrated data. A well-designed system improves performance, ensures stability, and reduces downtimes. Our training minimizes technical support issues and builds self-sufficient teams.
Minimize Time Lost to Technical Issues
Technical issues and downtimes arise when data architecture is not well-formed. We can guide you in setting up an architecture that is flexible, scalable, and maintainable while avoiding common problems and pitfalls. When issues arise, we can get you back on track and identify root causes to prevent future problems.
Fine-Tune Your Data Architecture and Cutting-Edge Analytics Systems
We can fine-tune your data architecture to ensure speed and reliability now, while building in the flexibility to keep you on the cutting edge as analytics systems and business requirements evolve. With our deep knowledge and Oracle connections, we know the direction that analytics software is headed and can lead you to systems that will grow with your needs.
Empower Users With Quality Training
We demystify analytics software so your users feel comfortable building their own dashboards and reports. By teaching people how to think analytically, we empower them to find the insights they seek from their data, and we free up IT teams to focus on higher-level tasks like building and maintaining the architecture and enhancing data security and governance.
Work We've Done
Certegy Payment Solutions is a leading provider of retail check verification and Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment solutions, serving a client base of over 4,000 national and regional retailers with over 300,000 locations. Its services include risk management and return check warranty. Using its proprietary data science and risk analytics tools, Certegy helps customers reduce risk and combat fraud.
Drop Tank manages gas station loyalty technologies and programs for a large network of retail sites across the US. They process millions of loyalty transactions each year for millions of loyalty program members across thousands of independent gas stations (4,000+).
OUTFRONT Media, one of the largest outdoor advertising and media firms in the United States, is transforming their enterprise through analytics with a relatively small team by embracing and leveraging the advanced capabilities of Oracle Analytics and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) Cloud.
Let Us Help You
Whether you are building new data infrastructure, tuning an existing system, or implementing standards for security and governance, you need technology that delivers performance while still being easy to use. At Vlamis Software Solutions, we understand those needs. As Oracle data and analytics experts, we can assess your current analytics systems and processes; upgrade or tune up your analytic warehouse architecture; and provide mentoring, training, and workshops customized for your organization. Put our expertise to work for you!
Our Top 3 Courses for IT Teams
Our training demystifies the complexities of analytics and warehousing technologies with best practices and an interactive, hands-on approach in a format that works for you – from classes to workshops to individual mentoring. By strengthening your skills and expertise, we help your organization achieve the maximum return on its investment in data and systems.
Introduction to Oracle Analytics
This course teaches attendees about the incredibly broad range of capabilities in Oracle Analytics, from data exploration using the latest visual analytic tools to machine learning and from data modeling to classic dashboard design. You’ll see business use cases and learn when to use which part of Oracle Analytics. You’ll learn about self-service data connections and uploads, creating and modifying your own data mashups, blending your data with archived data sources, and enriching data sets with automated intelligence. You’ll see how to leverage maps and location-based analytics at the push of a button and see how easy it is to deploy your work to rich mobile applications. Expect an information-packed session where you can get your questions answered and get guidance from real-world experts who have trained thousands of users in enterprise analytics implementations.
BI Managers and administrators, data analysts, content creators, and general users
Oracle Analytics and OBIEE Repository and Security (BI Admin tool)
This course explores the development of the Oracle Metadata Repository (RPD) using the Oracle BI Administration tool. The metadata repository is a “single-source of truth” data model that federates data from multiple data sources and secures the data against unauthorized access. The repository also defines dimensional structures and logical subject areas to present the data to report developers and report consumers using easily understood, organization-specific vocabulary and terminology.
In this classroom-style presentation, students are introduced to the various components of the Oracle Analytics architecture, then create an Oracle Analytics repository, starting with importing data sources into the Physical Layer, continuing with the transformation of that data into a Business Model, and finally creating the user-visible Presentation Layer. Students will learn techniques such as creating dimensions and hierarchies, creating time-series data (such as month-ago or year-to-date), using aggregate tables and repository variables, and modeling security.
You’ll also learn how to create variables, custom calculations, level-based aggregations, and other advanced data modeling techniques.
- DBAs and data architects who will be participating in the design and deployment of data models for an Oracle Analytics or OBIEE system.
- Developers who will be responsible for building the Oracle Analytics or OBIEE metadata repository.
Oracle Data Integrator
This course introduces participants to Oracle's ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) tool known as Oracle Data Integrator. ODI is a powerful data manipulation tool appropriate for organizations of all sizes and types. It is used to programmatically pull data from primary sources and load it into other locations and formats such as a data warehouse (autonomous or regular), cloud data storage, or a defined data store. You’ll learn all about writing workflows, performing transformations, creating variables and triggers, and automating database procedures.
In this course, students will learn about Oracle Data Integrator through hands-on activities.
- DBAs and data architects.
- Developers looking to use ODI instead of custom-built data transformation scripts
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At Vlamis, we specialize in both databases and analytics. Our clients have benefited from our experience and expertise – you can too!
- Oracle Gold Partner, one of first 5 to earn Oracle Expertise in Oracle Analytics in North America
- Multiple Oracle ACE designations
- Sponsor of Oracle Global Leaders
- Authors of Oracle Press books Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g and Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle’s Multidimensional Solution
- Presented 300+ sessions at Oracle OpenWorld and national and regional Oracle user group conferences over the past 20 years
- Lead the Analytics and Data Oracle User Community
- Developers of the Force Directed Graph plugin available in Oracle’s Analytics Library
- Named contributor to Oracle University’s Advanced Analytics curriculum (Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise)
- Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)
- Oracle Analytics Server (OAS)
- Fusion Analytic Warehouse (FAW)
- Oracle BIEE
- Oracle BI Applications
- Fusion Data Warehouse
- Oracle Exalytics
- Analytics/BI Publisher
- Oracle MapViewer
- MS Power BI
- Oracle Database
- Oracle Machine Learning
- Oracle Advanced Analytics
- Oracle Data Mining
- Analytic Views
- Oracle Database In-Memory
- Oracle Spatial & Graph
- Oracle Exadata
- Oracle Database Cloud Service
- MS SQL Server
Integration and More
- Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
- Oracle GoldenGate
- Oracle Warehouse Builder
- SQL Developer
- Oracle JDeveloper
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
- Data Catalog
- Source Control