Business Intelligence (BI) is really the process of taking your raw data and transforming it into useable information. The final outcome is usually a set of data analytics and dashboards that help business experts make informed decisions.
Big data and machine learning technologies and capabilities are very important but the analysis of high volumes of unstructured data does not replace the ‘business as usual’ (BAU) requirement of most businesses satisfied through business intelligence. Neither does it replace the need for financial and legislative reporting. The reality is that organisations need both. Consequently, the concept of the ‘(data) warehouse by the (data) lake is real and is accepted by forward thinking big data vendors like Hortonworks and thought leaders like Dr. Barry Devlin1.
BI System Builders have assisted businesses in the business intelligence and data warehousing space for the last ten years. Contact us if you need guidance through the maize of data technologies and capabilities or if you want help to implement a data warehouse, a business intelligence system, or a set of data analytics. You can read some of our articles below for more information.
1 Dr. Barry Devlin, April 2017, The EDW Lives On – The Beating Heart of the Data Lake, White Paper sponsored by Hortonworks