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Oracle Day 2012 Presentation

We are back from OOW 2012 and now it is time to broadcast what we learn in San Francisco. So as a TROUG Founder I will be presenting my Open World Session in Turkey this time. Join me if you wish to hear more about data mining, optimisation,etc. this time in Turkish.

Here are session details:

  • What: Veri Madenciligi Veritabaninda Yapilir: Uygulamalariyla Oracle R Enterprise ve Oracle Data Mining Opsiyonu (Database Data Mining: Practical Enterprise R and Oracle Advanced Analytics)
  • When: 15th of November 2012 14:20 – 14:50
  • Where: Istanbul Kongre Merkezi, Taskisla Caddesi Harbiye 34367, Istanbul/Turkiye

Join me and learn that BI is not about filtering tables, rotating tables, combining and aggregating tables without knowing the actual reason of doing them 🙂

By the way here are other TROUG Sessions in Oracle Day 2012


Oracle R Enterprise Configuration on Oracle Linux

Before starting to deal with large volumes of data problems on Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) you need to perform a couple of configurations over your Oracle Linux and Oracle Database systems. Here is the recipe:

  • Ensure that you have the following lines in your oracle users .bash_profile file
    export R_HOME=/usr/lib64/R
    export PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH
  • Ensure that you have already installed libpng.x86_64 and libpng-devel.x86_64 packages on your Oracle Linux otherwise issue to install them.
    yum install libpng.x86_64 libpng-devel.x86_64
  • Switch to root and issue R. Once you are in R session, install two prerequisites of ORE:
  • Ensure that your database is otherwise refer you need to apply several database patches:
  • Go to Oracle R Enterprise Download Page and download Oracle R Enterprise Server Install for Oracle Database on Linux 64-bit (91M) and Oracle R Enterprise Client Supporting Packages for Linux 64-bit Platform (1M)  ( and under Oracle R Enterprise Downloads (v1.1) section
  • Unzip the file by issuing
  • At this point ensure that your database to support Oracle R Enterprise is up and running
  • Execute in order to create ORE libraries and database objects into SYS and RQSYS schemas.
    cd server

    Oracle R Enterprise 1.1 Server Installation.

    Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

    Do you wish to proceed? [yes]

    Checking R ................... Pass
    Checking R libraries ......... Pass
    Checking ORACLE_HOME ......... Pass
    Checking ORACLE_SID .......... Pass
    Checking sqlplus ............. Pass
    Checking ORE ................. Pass

    Choosing RQSYS tablespaces
    PERMANENT tablespace to use for RQSYS [SYSAUX]:
    TEMPORARY tablespace to use for RQSYS [TEMP]:

    Current configuration
    R_HOME = /usr/lib64/R
    R_LIBS_USER = /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/R/library
    ORACLE_HOME = /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
    ORACLE_SID = orcl
    PERMANENT tablespace = SYSAUX
    TEMPORARY tablespace = TEMP

    Installing libraries ......... Pass
    Installing RQSYS ............. Pass
    Installing ORE packages ...... Pass
    Creating ORE script .......... Pass

    NOTE: To use ORE functionality, a database user with RQROLE role,
    a few more grants and synonyms is required. A complete list of
    requirements is available in rquser.sql. There is also a demo
    script creating a new user RQUSER.

    To use embedded R functionality, an RQADMIN role is required.
    Please, consult the documentation for more information on various


  • Finally install some required R libraries/packages by using install.packages command in R. Ensure that user (root will do that) you will start R has a write permission on /usr/lib64/R/library
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/ORE_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/OREbase_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/OREeda_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/OREgraphics_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/OREstats_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/server/ORExml_1.1_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
    install.packages("/home/oracle/Desktop/supporting/ROracle_1.1-2_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
  • Finally start a R session (ensure that $ORACLE_HOME/lib is in your LD_LIBRARY_PATH before starting R session) and load ORE library
    Loading required package: OREbase
    Loading required package: ROracle
    Loading required package: DBI
    Attaching package: 'OREbase'
    The following object(s) are masked from 'package:base':
        cbind, data.frame, eval, interaction, order, paste, pmax, pmin,
        rbind, table
    Loading required package: OREstats
    Loading required package: MASS
    Loading required package: OREgraphics
    Loading required package: OREeda
    Loading required package: ORExml

Open World 2012 Session: Slides are Available Now !!!

Here is my presentation.
Enjoy it !!!

Open World 2012 Session

The time came and it is Oracle Open World time once again. I fly San Francisco next week to join the largest technology event in the world. This will be the Complex Event Processing, Advanced Analytics and Data Warehousing year for me in Open World.

After spending a non-speaker year (2011), this year I will be presenting on Oracle Enterprise R and ODM by going over several use cases. Here are session details:

  • What: Database Data Mining: Practical Enterprise R and Oracle Advanced Analytics
  • When: 1st of October 2012 16:45 – 17:45
  • Where: Moscone West – 3016

Join me and learn that BI is not about filtering tables, rotating tables, combining and aggregating tables without knowing the actual reason of doing them 🙂