By Cindi Howson
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Is a new business intelligence appliance. The promise of an appliance is a complete, optimized solution that delivers better performance at a lower cost of ownership than if a company were to purchase and install these individual components. Software as a Service In a SaaS model, BI deployment gets even simpler as customers simply subscribe to a solution. A third-party vendor hosts the technical infrastructure that customers then access via the Web. com uses a SaaS model. com, SeaTab’s Pivot Link, and LucidEra.
Popular solutions for ETL include Informatica Power Center, IBM Websphere Data Stage, Oracle Data Integrator, Ab Initio, and Microsoft Integration Services (a component of SQL Server). NOTE Throughout this book, I will mention specific vendor products as a way of providing you with concrete examples. These listings are not exhaustive, and exact product names frequently change amid vendor acquisition and product releases. Why Not Extract Everything? In designing a data warehouse, requirements analysts will ask users what they need so that the ETL specialists can figure out what should be extracted from the source systems.
Highly interactive Drilling is one way users interact with OLAP data. Pivoting gives users the ability to view information from different perspectives such as by geography or by product. Slicing allows users to filter the data within these dimensions such as sales for New York only and then for New Jersey only, or crime statistics for Leeds only and then Manchester only. This kind of interactivity within a nonOLAP report ranges from nonexistent to only recently possible. Varying levels of aggregation To ensure predictable query times, OLAP products pre-aggregate data in different ways.