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Business Intelligence Guidebook by Rick Sherman

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Chapter 7

Technology & Product Architectures

Abstract

The technology categories that support business intelligence (BI) and data integration are technology platforms, enterprise applications, and data management. BI appliances usually combine hardware and software into one offering, although some are software only. The BI technology architecture is made up of four layers, as follows. (1) BI and analytics (analyzing information) includes reporting, ad hoc analysis, dashboards, online analytical processing (OLAP), spreadsheets, predictive analytics, performance management, data discovery, data visualization, Big Data analytics, BI search, mobile BI and cloud BI. (2) Information access and data integration (gathering, integrating, and transforming ...

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