Big Data

Achieving Business Insight by Integrating Relational and Multi-Dimensional Data

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: HTML

To establish competitive differentiation, organizations across the globe face similar issues - the need to simultaneously address situational questions ("What"), and forward-looking questions ("How"), as part of their every day organizational reporting and planning needs. Business Intelligence (BI)solutions can help with "What" analysis to provide past and present views of data and transactional reporting, whereas multi-dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) tools excel at "How" analysis, providing modeling and forecasting capabilities to determine how particular behavior will impact results.