Oracle Spatial Summit at BIWA 2016
January 26-28, 2016, Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA 

The annual Oracle Spatial Summit is just over a month away. If you’ve not yet signed up, now is a great time to preview the session catalog and consider attending. I’ve highlighted a few of this year’s sessions below, and I’ve also included registration details and deadlines.

Held in collaboration with BIWA Summit, this is the premier user event for Oracle’s spatial and mapping technologies. Join us for the best technical content and valuable opportunities for networking with your peers.

The lineup includes:
9 technical sessions and 3 hands-on labs straight from Oracle developers and product managers
16 use case sessions from leading customers and partners in engineering, land management, transportation, government, and retail 
Full access to 4 additional tracks of the best Big Data, BI, warehousing/analytics, and SQL sessions from BIWA/NoCOUG

This year’s speakers include: Steven Feuerstein, Andy Mendelsohn, Maria Colgan, Ragu Venkat, Jim Steiner, Dan Geringer, Mark Rittman, and more. Topics include SQL and PL/SQL latest features, in-memory database, Oracle BI 12c, Big Data analytics, and Database and BI cloud computing.

See the full BIWA/Spatial Summit agenda here:, and check out some session highlights below.

Sessions on Spatial and Graph Features and Best Practices 

Oracle Spatial and Graph: New Features for 12.2 (Siva Ravada, Oracle): Learn about the latest spatial analysis capabilities and performance advancements coming in release 12.2 for Oracle Spatial and Graph. 

Best Practices for Developing Geospatial Apps for the Cloud (Nick Salem, Neustar): Learn best practices and techniques for building robust, scalable, cloud-based applications using Oracle Database 12c Spatial and Graph, Partitioning, RAC, Advanced Security, and Oracle Weblogic 12c. This session includes a live demo.
Big Data Spatial: Location Intelligence, Geo-enrichment, and Spatial Analytics (Siva Ravada, Oracle): Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph offers analytic services and data models that support Big Data workloads on Apache Hadoop and NoSQL database technologies. The session will include an overview of these features, examples, and use cases. 

Hands-on Labs 

Gain Insight into Your Graph Data: A Hands-on Lab for Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph (Zhe Wu, Oracle): This lab will show attendees how to use the key APIs to manipulate property graph data stored in either Oracle NoSQL Database or Apache HBase, perform powerful text queries to find vertices and edges of interest, and pick suitable analytics to gain insight into data. 

Interactive Map Visualization of Large Datasets in Analytic Applications (Jayant Sharma and LJ Qian, Oracle): This lab will present an approach to interactive map visualization using an HTML5-based JavaScript API. The session will include a demo of new features in the map visualization components of the Oracle Spatial and Graph product stack.

Customer and Partner Use Cases

ATLAS – Utilizing Oracle Spatial and Graph with Esri for Pipeline GIS and Linear Asset Management (David Ellerbeck and Joseph Howell, Global Information Systems): Existing transmission pipeline models and data management systems pose challenges in terms of maintenance, data quality, and redundancy. An approach that centralizes spatial data management in the database with Oracle Spatial and Graph addresses those issues. Real-world customer examples from the oil and gas industry will be shared.

Oracle Spatial 12c as an Applied Science for Solving Today's Real-World Engineering Problems
(Tracy McLane, Bechtel Corporation): Bechtel's large engineering and construction projects require a vast amount of varied spatial data for real-world problem solving. This presentation will take an in-depth look at Oracle Spatial technologies used in the world of engineering.

Experience BIWA ’16 – The Big Data and Analytics Conference 
Summit attendees have access to all sessions included in the Business Intelligence, Warehousing, and Analytics (BIWA) Summit, as well as NoCOUG’s YesSQL! event. Four full tracks of sessions and 8 hands-on labs from top speakers on the latest in BI, Big Data, and cloud computing will be offered. 

Register Soon!
Regular pricing for the Summit ends at midnight on Jan. 5, so sign up now! (After that date, late fees go into effect.) Sign up here:

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