How to Accelerate Analytics through an Agile Data Catalog
Self-service business intelligence (SSBI) is often presumed to be handled alone with the business intelligence tool itself. Instead, augmenting the BI tool with a data catalog allows:
- Productivity acceleration for your BI/analytics experts
- Offload basic data analysis downstream, to achieve “self-service BI 2.0”
Industry analysts and surveys often find that BI and analytics professionals spend a large chunk of their time in finding and preparing their data before analysis. For example, according to BI Survey's Data Management 22 survey, 80 percent of development effort is spent on preparing data before users can receive it. An agile data catalog can greatly reduce time spent on prepping data tremendously and thus eliminate bottlenecks for self-service analytics.