Harnessing the Wisdom of Business Intelligence
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One thing that business executives have come to appreciate in the wake of the economic downturn is having relevant information as soon as possible.
Naturally, this has given rise to interest in gathering business intelligence in real time. But there are two distinct schools of thought about how to best to go about actually doing that. The first involves complex programming efforts tied to a sophisticated middleware engine. The other is a graphical approach that allows business analysts to link objects in order to enable various sources of data to share data in real time.
This latter approach is what differentiates the approach to real-time BI taken by Astera Software according to company CEO Ibrahim Surani.
The core issue facing companies, says Surani, is that most of them can't afford the expense associated with taking a programmatic approach to real-time BI. The Astera approach, by contrast, is based on a complex events processing engine the company developed that is invoked using visual representation of objects to integrate data sources.
There's no doubt that there will be a lot of debate over how to best go about achieving real-time BI in the enterprise. But the one thing that is for certain is that business executives wanted it yesterday, which means the days of batch processing BI data are numbered.