Kas ir Business Intelligence (BI / BW)?

Business Intelligence is transforming the data that a business stores in it’s database, un padarot to lietderīgi.

Tipiski dati, kas tiek tranformed ir darījumu datus, piemēram, pārdošanas datus. Par uzņēmumu katrs indivīds pārdošanas dati nav ļoti noderīgs, bet apkopojot šo informāciju (summerising datus) can yield some powerful results for business decision makers. Piemēram, Analizējot individuālos datus par pārdošanu 1.ceturksnī 2013 nebūtu ļoti noderīga, bet, ja šo tirdzniecības dati tika summerised, it would show the total sales for the period and becomes even more powerful it can be compared to the 2nd Quarter of 2013. It turn for decision makers it can become a powerful tool to increase sales, veidot prognozes un attīstīt jaunas biznesa stratēģijas.

Business Intelligence uses large amounts of data and can be cumbersome without the IT tools that are used to transform the data. The transactional data that BI uses can come from different sources such as transactional database such as Oracle Databases or MS SQL Servers. The data then undergoes an ETL process known as Extract. Transform and Load.
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Extract is the process of extracting the data from the source. Transform is changing the data into an appropiate format to store in the Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse is the storage for the data used in BI, kas ir dati, sagatavota ziņošanai.

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Saglabātie pēc ETL procesa dati, is stored in the Data Warehouse. This is the data that is analysed and presented in Reports, gatavs lēmumu pieņēmējiem interpretēt.

The commonly used software are SAP BI un Microsoft BI.

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