For decades, traditional structured business intelligence solutions have enabled users to repeatedly ask and answer the questions that are well-known to the organization. In recent years, new technologies have emerged—predictive analytics, big data analytics, machine learning, among others. These technologies allow users to explore new sources of data in new ways and answer questions in ways that were never before possible.
Have these new options for using data sounded the death knell for the Enterprise Data Warehouse? How can you build a BI strategy that preserves the best of your existing investments and lays the groundwork for a future state of your data platform?
In this 3-day Level 200 training class, we discuss the process for assessing your organization’s current level of BI maturity and identifying the future level of BI maturity that aligns technologies and best practices with your users’ business needs. We explore the difference between traditional BI and data analytics solutions and review scenarios for expanding your BI capabilities to include analytics. We also evaluate how various tools and capabilities in the Microsoft stack can support your data analytics requirements.
As we evaluate these tools, we compare and contrast them in regards to their suitability for specific BI & analytics scenarios. We also consider skill levels required to use these tools, the environments required to develop ingestion pipelines and to put them into production, and security options.
This class does not teach you everything you need to know about each of the discussed technologies, but it does teach you the following:
By the end of the class, you’ll have some new ideas and inspiration to get started with your own BI and analytics roadmap and understand which technologies and skills are needed to build a foundation for your organization’s next-generation BI.
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