This chapter is a short history of analytics in the era of modern enterprise computing. The story of business analytics over this period is one of progressive development from fully integrated but closed systems, to open, modular, and increasingly complex processes.
We divide this chapter into three broad sections:
Before the data warehouse, when unified and closed systems supported a complete analytics value chain for a narrow audience.
The era of the data warehouse, when open standards enabled the decoupling of ETL, data management, and ...