Add to Technorati Favorites

 Subscribe in a reader

Trends and Outliers

TIBCO Spotfire's Business Intelligence Blog


Real-Time Business Intelligence, Worth the Trouble?

j04004212 150x150 Real Time Business Intelligence, Worth the Trouble?In this great article on BeyeNetwork, Rick van der Lans looks at Operational (or real-time) Business Intelligence.  This is a long read but well worth your time as Rick provides definitions, addresses approaches, references survey materials, and looks at problems, concerns and opportunities for Operational Business Intelligence.

 Some of the problems, concerns, opportunities that Rick examines in his piece include:

 Two definitions of Operations (real-time) Business Intelligence.  One that looks at Business Intelligence for operational managers as opposed to tactical and strategic managers and another definition that looks at operational business intelligence as the means where users get access to very timely (almost real-time) data.  Very interesting concepts and Rick references some very timely survey data to support what folks are doing in the field today.

  • The possibilities surrounding refreshing of data warehouses architectures to support Operational Business Intelligence.
  • The realities of transforming a data warehouse to support an Operational Business Intelligence environment
  • The possibility of running an Operational Business Intelligence environment on production databases (yikes)
  • User awareness.  Do users even understand what Operational Business Intelligence is and why they need it or for the end-user is it “just give me my reports.”

 So, what’s your take.  Do you understand Operations Business Intelligence? Do you need it?  Is it on the radar as an actionable item for 2010 or a nice to have?

Bill Peterson
Spotfire Blogging Team

Image Credit: Microsoft Office Clip Art

Print post

Is your data hiding something?
Download Your Free 30-Day Evaluation of TIBCO Spotfire®

One Comment

Alexandra Larsson

Yes it is on the roadmap. In fact we plan on discussing this when we meet the Spotfire team in Gothenburg next week. Having a service-oriented architecture it seem to make sense to design the architecture to continously update the warehouse. Let’s hope we can make a go at it…


Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked