Automation in BI & Analytics
In the past decade automation slowly but gradually entered the BI & Analytics world, and now it’s becoming a “mature” discipline. Gone are the days when IT programmers need to hand code everything. Now tools enable and empower business departments and BI teams are embracing these technologies.
Not just for efficiency of development, but rather to make BI and Analytics processes more robust and maintainable, and to make development faster and more flexible. With that BI & Analytics development becomes predictable and business gain agility. Faster response, and (much) better and cheaper maintainability means that results can be delivered quick, and that quick delivery remains. Gone are the time where quick went hand in hand with dirty.
After the success of our Datawarehouse automation conferences in the past three years, we have decided to slightly expand the topics we cover. This year we plan to run ‘2½’ tracks:
One track will contain our traditional content and will be focused on design patterns for data warehouses, a Technical/’backroom’ track where we show how to achieve an order of magnitude productivity growth. Tools & process that speed up ETL development, generate datamodels and prevent manual coding.
Another track showcases a whole slew of solutions that are geared towards end users and enables them to self service BI and creating analytical solutions. This not only concerns expediting the requirements process, but also easy visualization for data exploration, drag and drop dashboard design and office suite integrated reporting solutions.
For the first time, we plan a Hands-on/Lab track, that will be available to a limited number of users. In this track you get to work hands on with the tools, quiz the experts and get first-hand experience with using Automation tools.
In co-operation with
Tom Breur, XNLT Consulting
Paul Delgman, Tinera
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