Pentaho Tools :

Pentaho C-Tools(CDE,CDF,CDA),Pentaho CE & EE Server,OLAP-Cubes,Analysis using Pivot4J, Saiku Analytics, Saiku Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting using Interactive Reporting Tool,Dashboards,Reports using PRD, PDD,Data Integration using Kettle ETL,Data Mining usign WEKA,Integration of Servers with Databases,Mobile/iPad compatible Dashboards using Bootstrap Css,Drilldown dashboards,Interactive Dashboards

BI and BA Terminology

Business Intelligence
  • Traditionally focuses on using a consistent set of metrics to measure past performance and guide business planning. 
  • Business Intelligence consists of  
    • Querying, 
    • Reporting, 
    • Dash Boarding, 
    • OLAP (online analytical processing)  & Analysis.
  • BI can answer questions including  
    • “what happened,” 
    • “how many,” and 
    • “how often”.

Business Analytics (Advanced Analytics)
  •  In BA, we use sophisticated modeling techniques to predict future events or discover patterns.
  • Advanced Analytics can answer questions including 
    • “why is this happening,” 
    • “what if these trends continue,” 
    • “what will happen next” (prediction), 
    • “what is the best that can happen” (optimization)
Differences between Business Intelligence & Business Analytics

Reporting is the art of collecting data from various data sources and presenting it to end-users in a way that is understandable and ready to be analyzed. 

Analysis :
The process of organizing & presenting data into informational summaries in order to monitor how different areas of a business are performing. 

Dash boards:
  • A business intelligence dashboard is a data visualization tool.
  • It displays the current status of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Dashboard is a collection of high level business single valued metrics, visualizations from various data sources on a  single screen.
    Difference Between Reporting & Analysis 
  • Reports & Dashboards deals with data while Analysis turns the data into information. 
  • Reporting & Dash boarding follows push approach whereas Analysis follows pull approach. 

Ad-hoc Reporting:

Reports ,Dashboards, Analysis answer below questions :
  • “what happened,” 
  • “how many,”
  • “how often” and
  • "What is happening"  and etc.
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