Chapter 14

Understanding integration and data preparation

Traditionally, organizations have developed BI solutions that were all encompassing. What this means is that many companies implemented BI offerings that included a robust data warehouse, a development environment that required strong technical skills, canned reports, analytical engines, etc. Developing this took a long time and required great effort. And this effort was required, not only for implementations but also in reference to overall maintenance. Although OS is not inherently different in terms of the overall BI environment that traditionally exists within organizations using it, what is different is the fact that most OSBI projects require a knowledge of traditional offerings ...

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