The earlier post from Rob Klopp about The future of BI made me look for other similar classifications of the BI field1. I’ve found this post from Curt Monash:
That could lead to the categories:
- Both operational and root-cause: Real-time monitoring (or more precisely
- Operational but not root-cause: Operational BI without that monitoring
aspect — e.g., checking whether an expense submission makes sense.
- Root-cause but not operational: Investigative/exploratory BI.
- Neither operational nor root-cause: Monitoring BI without an immediate
operational aspect — e.g., checking the dashboard periodically.
This categorization seem to be more high level goal-oriented, while Rob Klopp’s post clearer in what each of the approaches offers.
Original title and link: 5 different kinds of BI ( ©myNoSQL)