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History database schema, which is used to create dynamic tables and DWE
The History database is used by the WebSphere Business Monitor dashboards.
The dashboards retrieve the data required to populate some views from the
History database. For example, the Reports view focuses on analyzing data
extracted from the History database.
6.5.4 The dashboards
WebSphere Business Monitor has WebSphere Portal-based dashboards that
can be customized with a predefined set of configurable views that are
implemented via portlets. A dashboard designer with WebSphere Portal skills
can take these portlets and configure them or create custom dashboards. Some
of these view types leverage DB2 Alphablox for a more refined data analysis.
Measuring the process using the Dashboard Client component of WebSphere
Business Monitor Version 6.0 enables users to monitor business performance
through a set of views. The following are examples of those views, which can be
combined to create dashboards.
A scorecard is a set of performance measures that are linked to objectives and
goals of a specific business area. Business users select the KPIs pertaining to
their various areas of responsibility and place them in
on their scorecards. On the Scorecards view, users can easily watch the runtime
values of vital numeric KPIs, monitoring them against their defined targets. This
is depicted in Figure 6-56.
Figure 6-56 Scorecard view
This view shows the values of individual KPIs, focusing on the position of the KPI
value relative to its defined limits. It displays all KPI information so that business