Chapter 4. Physical Architecture in Business Intelligence Solutions

In this chapter, we turn to the nitty-gritty details of preparing the physical environment for developing your business intelligence (BI) project. We cover both physical server and service installation recommendations. Our goal is to help your team get ready to develop your project. We also look at setup considerations for test and production environments. Then we include a discussion of the critical topic of appropriate security for these environments. So often in our real-world experience, we’ve seen inadequate attention given to many of these topics (especially security), particularly in the early phases of BI project implementations. We conclude the chapter with a discussion ...

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