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Author: Christian Screen
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Art of BI: Top 4 Initial Considerations for Data Lakes

Data lakes have many advantages for companies with a wealth of structured and unstructured data – much of which may not need to be accessed immediately, but will be important for future analytics. This data needs to be stored and managed, but accessible – ideally in an affordable manner.

Christian Screen | December 14, 2017

Art of BI: 5 Reasons Why Cloud Analytics Should Be the Future of Your Business

Cloud business intelligence is the trend. Here’s a look at five of the top financial and strategic reasons why cloud analytics should make sense for your business.

Christian Screen | November 28, 2017

Art of BI: How to Prepare Yourself for the Journey to the Cloud

Cloud migrations can seem complex at first, but they’re well worth the effort and investment that you put into them. Here’s some guidance to get you started.

Christian Screen | November 14, 2017
big data

Art of BI: Data Warehouse vs. Data Hub

How is Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) different from an Enterprise Data Hub? A new whitepaper from Datavail examines the benefits of using data hubs.

Christian Screen | October 19, 2017
data warehouse

Art of BI: Why Your Business Needs a Data Warehouse

If your company has struggled with big data and data integrity, a data warehouse might be the solution. Here’s everything you need to know.

Christian Screen | October 10, 2017
data warehouse

Art of BI: The 6 Greatest Data Integrity Business Challenges

If your organization is struggling with data integrity, it’s time to start taking proactive steps to address the issue.

Christian Screen | September 26, 2017
Oracle BI, Cloud migration

Art of BI: Migrating Oracle BI to the Cloud – Lift & Shift Considerations

With an on premises installation of Oracle Business intelligence, you can get to the cloud through lift and shift. Here’s what you should do before the migration.

Christian Screen | August 15, 2017

The Business Purpose of BI Reporting

This new Datavail blog post discusses solutions for enterprises that want to break out of the reporting logjam and realize the benefits of BI.

Christian Screen | July 7, 2017

Big Names in BI Highlight ODTUG Kscope17

Datavail’s Christian Screen will be making two presentations at ODTUG Kscope17 in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-26.

Christian Screen | June 13, 2017
Oracle cloud analytics

Art of BI: What is Oracle Analytics Cloud and Why Should You Care?

This blog post discusses the release of Oracle Analytics Cloud, a service that includes Essbase Cloud, Business Intelligence Cloud and Data Visualization Cloud.

Christian Screen | June 8, 2017

Art of BI: Installing and Configuring OBIA — Do It Yourself or Hire It Out?

Should you install, configure and implement OBIA on your own or hire it out? This blog post looks at the pros and cons of the DIY approach.

Christian Screen | May 10, 2017

Art of BI: Upgrading OBIEE – Do It Yourself or Hire It Out?

Should you commit your internal resources to the OBIEE 12c upgrade or hire it out? A new blog post from Datavail discusses the pros and cons or each approach.

Christian Screen | April 26, 2017
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