Summertime and The Presenting is Easy

Do your summer plans include Orlando and Kscope18? Ours do! We are excited to be part of the amazing lineup at the Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, FL on June 10–14.

We know it’s tough to decide which sessions to attend but make sure to add these Red Pill Analytics’ sessions to your schedule builder.

Let us know if you are attending, we’d love to buy you a drink and talk tech.


Geek Game Night

Sunday, June 10 | 8:00–9:00 PM | Southern Hemisphere III

Welcome to another edition of ODTUG Kscope Geek Game Night! Join us after the Sunday night Welcome Reception as we continue the fun through a formal geek on! This year’s geek game night will include Kscope’s version of the popular ’70s game show, Hollywood Squares: In Kscope Squares, our “experts” (one of them our very own Stewart Bryson) will attempt to answer a wide range of technical questions. The contestants — which will be selected from the audience — will try to decide who is telling the truth and who is lying…won’t you help them out?


Become an Analytics Lifecycle Superhero: Dramatically Reduce Your Time to Patch/Upgrade/Move to the Cloud!

Mike Durran, Oracle Corporation
Stewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Session 5, 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3, Fifth Level

In this session, you will learn how to dramatically reduce your system testing costs by using a regression testing utility called the baseline validation tool (BVT). This tool enables you to plan your upgrades and execute patching and developer lifecycle more effectively across on-premises systems and the cloud. Attend this session for an overview of the BVT, including its testing capabilities, new features, and some real world application examples.


DevOps for the Analytics Cloud Using the Developer Cloud Service

Stewart BrysonRed Pill Analytics

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Session 8, 3:45–4:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A2, Fifth Level

The Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has changed the way we build and deliver analytics. It has also changed our approach to managing our analytics investments, including the development lifecycle and the automation of processes ranging from testing to deployments. It’s all in the Cloud now; that should make things easier, right?

With the Oracle Developer Cloud Service (DCS), it can be! DCS is a free cloud service that features issue tracking, code versioning, team collaboration, Agile project management, and continuous integration and delivery. In this presentation, we’ll explore how DCS can manage the entire lifecycle for OAC development. Attendees will see a live demonstration showing how to use DCS to automate testing and deployment for OAC.


What We Learned Building Analytics for Google

Stewart BrysonRed Pill Analytics

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Session 9, 9:00–10:00 AM
Oceanic 2, Lobby/Third Level

How should we approach analytics when the serverless cloud is the only option? Cloud-native data platforms enable developers to build applications quickly. In this session, learn how Red Pill Analytics stitched together data from across the internet using the Google Cloud Platform to tell a social media story for our client Google. Hear how we used BigQuery, App Engine, PubSub, Cloud Functions, and Data Studio to build a complete marketing analytics platform measuring user engagement from sources including Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Analytics, Google+, and AdWords.

What challenges did we face? What decisions did we make? And how did the Google Cloud Platform enable us to deliver all of this in less than three months? We can only show you the door — you must choose to walk through it.


Careers and the Changing Landscape Panel for DBA/Developers

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 10:45 AM — 12:15 PM
Oceanic 7, Lobby/Third Level

In these panel discussions, industry and consulting experts will explore product and employment trends, automation and other factors affecting the future of technology and resource demands.

Danny Bryant, Snowflake Computing(Moderator)
Jeff Smith, Oracle Corporation
Stewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics
Anton Nielson, Insum
Dan McGhan, Oracle Corporation
Kent Graziano, Snowflake Computing
Julian Dontcheff, Accenture Enkitec Group


Using Apache Kafka to Add Streaming Analytics to Your Application

Bjoern Rost, Pythian
Stewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Session 13, 3:30 PM — 4:30 P M
Asia 5, Lobby/Third Level

While relational databases are still the kings of transaction processing systems, they have a hard time keeping up with the increasing demand for real-time analytics. In this session, we will build and demonstrate an end-to-end data processing pipeline. We will discuss how to turn changes from database state into events and stream them into Apache Kafka. We will also explain the basic concepts of streaming transformations using windows and KSQL before ingesting the transformed stream in a dashboard application. Lastly, we will explore the possibilities of adding microservices as subscribers. Live demos will be performed using Apache Kafka and Cloud infrastructure, as well as analytics and visualization services.


Thursday Deep Dive — Drill to Detail, Live!

Mark Rittman
Stewart BrysonRed Pill Analytics

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Northern Hemisphere E4, Fifth Level

Be a part of the studio audience during a live recording of the Drill to Detail podcast! Mark Rittman, an independent analyst and Oracle ACE Director, began the podcast over a year ago, focusing on the business and strategy of analytics, big data, and distributed processing in the cloud. Throughout the session, Mark will be joined by several esteemed guests, including his first ever podcast guest, Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion on everything big data and data warehousing.


Make sure to keep an eye on our events page for what Red Pill Analytics is up to this year.

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