Curt Monash offers a 4-point evaluation guide to answer the question in the title:
There’s no perfect solution to those difficulties, but a good way to start the evaluation is by assessing:
- The nature and value of your decisions that analytics could reasonably affect.
- Your realistic scope for automation of analytic decisions.
- The number and training of your “full-time analysts”“ — statisticians, SQL jocks who can program, SQL jocks who can’t really program, full-time users of BI tools, whatever.
- The number and training of your “part-time analysts” — normal business users who can get something out of a dashboard, and perhaps even drill down into it.
Original title and link: What Do You Want to Do Analytically? (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)