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Analytics When and Where It’s Needed

Unlike decisions with a longer time frame served by business intelligence (BI) tools and a data warehouse (DW), operational decisions need data that is available within the same time frame as the tasks of the operational processes. The traditional BI and DW environment was not intended for real-time task integration and business operations. It was …Read More

The Power of the Cube

Online analytical processing (OLAP) is a mature technology. Let’s just go ahead and call it an old technology: for nigh on two decades – and, really, before that – business analysts have been working with cubes. A new generation of analysts is working with cubes today, actually, inasmuch as the tools which power business intelligence …Read More