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Analytic Architectures: Approaches to Supporting Analytics Users and Workloads

by Wayne Eckerson


Published: March 1, 2011

In this research report written by Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research for TechTarget, Wayne proposes that there are four main types of intelligences designed to turn data into information and information into insights and action: business intelligence (BI), analytic intelligence, continuous intelligence and content intelligence. He proposes that in the next decade, BI leaders will need to embrace all four types of intelligence to deliver BI applications that deliver lasting value to their organizations.

Executive Summary

This report proposes that there are four main types of Intelligences designed to turn data into information and information into insights and action: business intelligence (BI), analytic intelligence, continuous intelligence, and content intelligence. In the next decade, BI leaders will need to embrace all four types of Intelligence to deliver BI solutions that deliver lasting value to their organizations.

There is a natural tension between business...

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About the Author

Wayne Eckerson - Wayne has been a thought leader in the business intelligence field since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous research studies and is a noted speaker, blogger, and consultant. He is the author of two widely read books: Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2005, 2010) and The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012).

Wayne is founder and principal consultant at Eckerson Group, a research and consulting company focused on business intelligence, analytics and big data.