BI (Business Intelligence) is a set of processes, architectures, and technologies that convert raw data into meaningful information that drives profitable business actions. It is a suite of software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence and knowledge.
BI has a direct impact on the organization's strategic, tactical and operational business decisions. BI supports fact-based decision making using historical data rather than assumptions and gut feeling.
BI tools perform data analysis and create reports, summaries, dashboards, maps, graphs, and charts to provide users with detailed intelligence about the nature of the business. Getting clean data in the right format is key to performing these critical data analysis.
ETL (Extract, Transform and Load)
ETL is a process in data warehousing responsible for pulling data out of the source systems and placing it into a data warehouse. ETL involves the following tasks:
- extracting the data from various source systems (SAP, ERP, other operational systems.)
Transforming the data may involve the following tasks:
applying business logics
cleansing of data
splitting a column into multiple columns and vice versa
joining together data from multiple sources
transposing rows and columns
applying any kind of simple or complex data validations
Loading the data into a data warehouse or data repository other reporting applications
Our team can help design, develop and test complex ETL transformations using tools such as Pentaho Data Integrator, Oracle Warehouse Builder