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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

Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence


As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence environment. This article looks at issues in data quality and how they can be addressed.

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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.

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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.

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


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Warehouse Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency


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Data Integration: Creating a Trustworthy Data Foundation for Business Intelligence


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The Path to Healthy Data Governance through Data Security


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Mobile BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities


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