Forrester Report: Data Warehouse Automation for Agile Business Intelligence

Agile Business Intelligence

Agile business intelligence (BI) platforms only partially support the iterative development of BI applications. Parts of the process, like data integration and modeling, still follow a less flexible waterfall development life cycle. In this report, AD&D pros can learn about a landscape of vendors that bring Agile options to all phases of BI application development. These data warehouse automation (DWA) platforms facilitate shorter, more iterative development cycles, foster collaboration between the business and technology management, and require fewer expensive human resources with specialized data modeling skills.

Data Warehouse Automation

Agile BI Requires More Than Just Agile Dashboards

True agility means prototyping data models (not just dashboards and reports) quickly so business users can continuously iterate on it. AD&D pros working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.

DWA Enables BI Self-Service

DWA is not a data warehouse appliance, nor data-warehouse-as-a-service (DWaaS) — it’s software that automatically generates a data warehouse by analyzing the data itself and applying best practices for DW design embedded in the technology. Another name for this type of technology is “metadata-generated analytics.”

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“It took the architects a day and a half to solve all four use cases. They built two Data Vaults on the host application data, linked the two applications together and documented the whole process. This was impressive by any standard. After that it was an easy process to get all the documents signed.”

Daniel Seymore, Head of BI, Investec South Africa

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"At seven months into the project we can say it really worked out. We have been able to really quickly develop an initial MVP for our first country and that was really good. The automation and the changes we needed to do were rapidly applied. We had to remodel a few things and that was done within a day with the automation in WhereScape."

Carsten Griefnow, Senior BI Manager

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"It’s like having five people with only really two people working on it."

Will Mealing, Head of Data & Analytics at L&G

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