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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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A Definition of Data Warehousing


There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

bi data warehouse community  the data properly. The BI tools need the metadata for similar reasons. Summary: Data Warehousing is a complex field, with many vendors vying for market awareness. The complexity of the technology and the interactions between the various tools, and the high price points for the products require companies to perform careful technology evaluation before embarking on a warehousing project. However, the potential for enormous returns on investment and competitive advantage make data warehousing difficult to Read More

BI State of the Market Report


IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the information that they receive. Learn how business intelligence (BI) 2.0—also known as collaborative BI—is helping business users create and modify their own reports, share and enrich information, and provide feedback to each other and to information producers.

bi data warehouse community  applies them in the BI space by making data the focus of user collaboration. The following sections take the capabilities above and list the functional requirements that support them. Bear in mind that each of these functional requirements is a business user requirement and not an IT or development requirement. Collaboration Collaboration is about being able to share insights and help others to gain insight. These are the main functional requirements for collaboration: the ability to use e-mail, instant Read More

Real-time In-memory Technologies Do Not Make Data Warehousing Obsolete


The benefits of well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments are well-documented. Perhaps the best known of the DW architectures is the Corporate Information Factory. Since the creation of this architecture, there have been many technological advances, making its implementation faster, more scalable, and better performing. The data warehouse is no longer “off limits” to the business community; self-service BI, more sophisticated types of analytics, and true experimental (data science) analyses can now be performed with ease, and an increase in productivity and agility and flexibility of overall BI deployments is the result. Learn more in this white paper authored by one of the co-developers of the corporate information factory DW architecture.

bi data warehouse community  and flexibility of overall BI deployments is the result. Learn more in this white paper authored by one of the co-developers of the corporate information factory DW architecture. Read More

Oracle Database 11g for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence


Oracle Database 11g is a database platform for data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) that includes integrated analytics, and embedded integration and data-quality. Get an overview of Oracle Database 11g’s capabilities for data warehousing, and learn how Oracle-based BI and data warehouse systems can integrate information, perform fast queries, scale to very large data volumes, and analyze any data.

bi data warehouse community  and learn how Oracle-based BI and data warehouse systems can integrate information, perform fast queries, scale to very large data volumes, and analyze any data. Read More

Case Study: Community College Embarks on Financial Reporting System Implementation


The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) implemented Business Objects to create a financial reporting system that would run in real time, as opposed to taking weeks to generate reports. However, the NSCC environment presented its own unique set of challenges.

bi data warehouse community  to newer versions of BI and reporting tools. Testing can help organizations identify what the transition issues are, and fix them before they affect users. Organization-wide buy-in can therefore be expected, providing end users are not needlessly affected when software upgrades are implemented.. Maintaining in-house expertise also helps ensure end user buy-in, as end users don''t need to seek outside support when issues occur. Although there will always be the need to have a connection with the BI vendor Read More

Data Quality Trends and Adoption


While much of the interest in data quality (DQ) solutions had focused on avoiding failure of data management-related initiatives, organizations now look to DQ efforts to improve operational efficiencies, reduce wasted costs, optimize critical business processes, provide data transparency, and improve customer experiences. Read what DQ purchase and usage trends across UK and US companies reveal about DQ goals and drivers.

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The Teradata Database and the Intelligent Expansion of the Data Warehouse


In 2002 Teradata launched the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, becoming a key player in the data warehouse and business intelligence scene, a role that Teradata has maintained until now. Teradata mixes rigorous business and technical discipline with well-thought-out innovation in order to enable organizations to expand their analytical platforms and evolve their data initiatives. In this report TEC Senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia looks at the Teradata Data Warehouse in detail, including functionality, distinguishing characteristics, and Teradata's role in the competitive data warehouse space.

bi data warehouse community  this report TEC Senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia looks at the Teradata Data Warehouse in detail, including functionality, distinguishing characteristics, and Teradata''s role in the competitive data warehouse space. Read More

New Data Protection Strategies


One of the greatest challenges facing organizations is the protection of corporate data. The issues complicating data protection are compounded by increased demand for data capacity and higher service levels. Often these demands are coupled with regulatory requirements and a shifting business environment. Learn about data protection strategies that can help organizations meet these demands while maintaining flat budgets.

bi data warehouse community  Data Protection Strategies One of the greatest challenges facing organizations is the protection of corporate data. The issues complicating data protection are compounded by increased demand for data capacity and higher service levels. Often these demands are coupled with regulatory requirements and a shifting business environment. Learn about data protection strategies that can help organizations meet these demands while maintaining flat budgets. Read More

Backing up Data in the Private Cloud: Meeting the Challenges of Remote Data Protection - Requirements and Best Practices


This white paper describes some of the common challenges associated with protecting data on laptops and at home and remote offices and portrays proven solutions to the challenges of protecting distributed business data by establishing a private cloud/enterprise cloud. Learn which best practices can ensure business continuity throughout an organization with a distributed information technology (IT) infrastructure.

bi data warehouse community  up Data in the Private Cloud: Meeting the Challenges of Remote Data Protection - Requirements and Best Practices This white paper describes some of the common challenges associated with protecting data on laptops and at home and remote offices and portrays proven solutions to the challenges of protecting distributed business data by establishing a private cloud/enterprise cloud. Learn which best practices can ensure business continuity throughout an organization with a distributed information Read More

Data Storage in the Cloud-Can you Afford Not To?


Storing data in the cloud using Riverbed Technology’s Whitewater cloud storage gateway overcomes a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.

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SAS/Warehouse 2.0 Goes Live


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bi data warehouse community  has announced the production availability of SAS/Warehouse Administrator software, Version 2.0. Demonstrated at the Data Warehousing Institute conference in Anaheim, Calif., this new version provides IT the ability to proactively publish data warehouse information and track its usage, plus aggressively manage the process of change in the data warehouse. Data warehouses and data marts have become a vital component of all successful data mining, knowledge management, business portal, e-intelligence, Read More

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center


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Protecting Critical Data


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