Automation driven by RPA technology can enable operations teams in all departments within a company to scale by automating repetitive manual tasks. RPA is best suited for automating use cases where a human is performing same or similar tasks repetitively. ML/AI will be a key part of enhancing RPA capabilities…

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In the Part 1 of this article I had written about what should be the goals of a BI Modernization strategy and how grouping your existing BI use cases by data latency requirements can help clarify your BI Strategy. The three groupings by data latency are Real-Time, Operational and Analytical…

How grouping your existing BI use cases by data latency requirements can help clarify your BI Strategy

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A lot of companies are burdened by legacy BI platforms and are not able to deliver the right data to their users at the right time to run their business today. They know…

Snowflake is rapidly becoming the leading cloud data warehouse platform for all kinds of different analytics applications. I have written about why snowflake is a great option for moving on-premise data warehouses to the cloud. …

Incorta is the new kid on the block in a very competitive enterprise business intelligence tools space. The company started around 6 years back and we have been using it for the last 2.5 years successfully for operational reporting.

This blog was written in October 2019 and represents Incorta features…

Why the Looker acquisition by Google makes sense and the Tableau acquisition by Salesforce does not

There were two very high-profile acquisitions in the month of June 2019 in the BI tools space. One was the acquisition of Looker by Google ($2.6 …

In today’s fast-moving business environment there are a lot of reporting requirements which cannot wait for a batch process to load data from operational systems. The business users need the data as it is currently in their on-premise ERP, CRM or any of the cloud systems. For example, towards the…

I recently presented a webinar with Incorta on a two year long journey to replace Oracle Hyperion Brio with Incorta for operational analytics with data from Oracle EBS, Siebel,and Agile.

Here is the link to the full webinar -

The key benefits we realized with Incorta for operational reporting are…

The nature of today’s enterprise applications environment is that the critical data needed for operational and analytical reporting reside in multiple cloud and on-premise applications. A lot of companies have multiple ERPs, multiple CRMs and multiple other cloud applications that they have implemented over time or inherited them through acquisitions.

Figure 1: Typical ETL and BI Architecture

In on-premise database environments like Oracle and SQL Server there will usually be multiple physical servers and in each of them there will be multiple databases. …

Bharath Natarajan

Analytics and Intelligent Automation Architecture, Tools and Best Practices. https://spockanalytics.com

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