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Friday, June 26, 2009

Kaleidoscope 2009 Conference Highlights

The Kaleidoscope 2009 conference was held this week in Monterey, CA (June 21 - 25). Sponsored by ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools Users Group), it offered over 150 technical sessions on all things Oracle. Check out the web site ( for session links. This may pique your interest or provide some insight into a new or existing technical area.

Another great resource is the ODTUG web site ( which provides "community, technical resources and support for a wide range of technologists working with the Oracle platforms." I'm told that ODTUG members can download most of the Kaleidoscope presentations from the ODTUG site.

I presented a session titled "OBIEE Answers on Essbase: The Future of Ad-hoc Analysis". My focus was the interaction between Essbase and OBIEE Answers - - where it is now and where it's going. Happy to say that I learned of some companies using OBIEE Answers and Essbase in production settings. Many others are looking at it very closely and anticipating the OBIEE 11g release when this capability will improve dramatically.

One thing is clear - - Oracle has embraced Essbase as its go-forward multidimensional database and is putting a lot of development muscle behind making OBIEE even more Essbase friendly in the 11g release. Send me a note if you have any questions ( I will make my presentation available online with my next post.