Solutions that Meet Your Needs
Vlamis offers a full array of consulting and training solutions encompassing every aspect of enterprise data architecture and analytics. We can help with all your needs, from small projects, classes, and workshops to full implementations of complex data and analytics systems.
Consulting projects cover everything from assessments and tune-ups of your current system to design and implementation of completely new systems. Our offerings include analytics strategies, data governance, and dashboards and visualizations, supported by best practices and the latest research in human cognition.
Assessments and Health Checks
An assessment can encompass anything from a checkup on an analytics system to a review of a department’s strategies, processes, or personnel. Our approach is holistic, always looking at a situation in the context of the larger system or organization. The outcome of an assessment is a set of recommendations to address any pain points or problems identified.
Analytic Warehouse Architecture Design
We design and build data environments optimized for analytics – creating what we call an Analytic Warehouse. From data warehouses to data marts, we design and build it all so the most important data can be retrieved quickly and analyzed easily. We architect the system to ensure secure, enterprise-wide access to integrated data.
Dashboards and Visualizations
We design and deliver effective visualizations that follow best practices grounded in science and user experience research. Our dashboards present key performance indicators that enable organizations to measure progress towards their goals. Common dashboards and visualizations across the enterprise minimize conflict and enable organizational cohesion. Visualizations help organizations discover and share trends and relationships in their data.
Nobody likes a slow system! Performance tuning of an analytics system often involves finding the balance between calculating metrics on the fly and precalculating and aggregating data in a batch process. Small changes in critical areas can make huge differences. We benchmark our changes so we can show you specific improvements by measuring the speed of the system before and after our improvements.
Prototypes and Proofs of Concept
A proof of concept or prototype enables an organization to visualize the benefits of an analytics system without the expense of developing a fully functioning system. Through a proof of concept or prototype, you also can uncover issues in advance that you might encounter when implementing your system.
We will provide you with a framework for discussing and deciding how to handle your data security and governance. We provide you with practices and processes that will help ensure the proper management of data assets within your organization.
Machine Learning Models
We leverage machine learning to move beyond business intelligence to advanced, predictive analytics. By bringing the algorithms to the data, we minimize the need to move data. We help you leverage the power of Oracle’s built-in machine learning capabilities such as Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise.
Do you need analytics now, but don’t know where to start? Our QuickStarts have focused goals and deliver value quickly. We identify your most promising data, and using that data, deliver a functioning system. We follow best practices to ensure scalability and transfer knowledge through mentorship and training.
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.
Our formal training covers everything from ETL using Oracle Data Integrator to visual analytics and dashboard design using Oracle Analytics. Courses typically run for 2-5 days and follow a traditional format of lecture, live demo, and hands-on exercises. Suitable for groups of all sizes from 5 to 500, our training can be delivered in-person at your location or remotely via the web.
Our dynamic full- and half-day workshops are filled with live demonstrations, thought-leadership content, and active audience interaction. We offer everything from overview workshops for hundreds of people to intense “bring your own data” hands-on sessions where you learn new techniques and technologies with the data you already know.
Enterprise Data Visualization and Dashboard Design Workshop
This information-packed workshop is ideal for organizations wanting to know why certain layouts, graph types, and visual analytics styles are more effective in communicating data insights than others. You’ll learn leading practices and techniques and perhaps more importantly, how to avoid major mistakes that bias data and lead to poor or inconsistent decision-making. Taught by practicing consultants who blend the science of visual analytics with the realities of balancing complex enterprise demands and systems, you’ll come away with a new understanding of how to improve your analytics system. Participants have the opportunity to ask their questions, pose their biggest data visualization challenges, and discuss their situations in a safe, non-political setting with outside experts.
Data Exploration and Discovery with Oracle Analytics Workshop
This hands-on workshop exposes participants to techniques and frameworks best suited for exploring complex data sets. You’ll learn which graphs to use in different situations and how to handle multi-dimensional data with linked visualizations and comprehensive frameworks and tools. You’ll learn how to leverage machine learning techniques along with how to describe their results in an accurate and objective way. You’ll learn how to mash up and blend data from different sources and extend your data sets with custom calculations, enrichments informed by machine learning, and data normalization techniques.
Oracle Analytics Workshop
This hands-on workshop is designed for organizations that want to focus on learning by doing with their internal data and systems in combination with frameworks, leading practices, and exercises from Vlamis. You’ll learn the ins and outs of Oracle Analytics through your own internal business use cases and data. You’ll see best practice dashboard layouts, graphs designed for consistent interpretation and understanding, and guided navigation techniques. More than that, you’ll have a solid foundation for building and developing your Oracle Analytics system through a highly interactive atmosphere that’s perfect for experienced developers as well as business analysts and power users.
Analytics Warehousing Workshop
This workshop will guide participants through the evolving world of data management for the purposes of providing and supporting analytics. You’ll learn frameworks, concepts, and techniques that will enable you to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different architectures, strategies, and solutions. The course will cover the development of logical structures, relationships, and hierarchies, both discovered and assigned. Unlike in traditional data warehousing, you’ll learn about the advantages of creating distinctions between processing/query engines and storage layers and determining strategies for data capture and use.
Predictive Analytics Workshop Using Oracle Machine Learning and Oracle Analytics
This workshop offers a guided introduction to machine learning with Oracle Analytics. You’ll learn the foundations of the most important business use cases and the best algorithms and methodologies to solve them. You’ll learn everything from automated short-cuts that provide nearly instantaneous value to in-depth exercises building predictive analytic models. You’ll learn tried-and-true methodologies, frameworks, and techniques from instructors with more than a decade of practical experience with many of the world’s leading corporations and enterprise organizations.