RESEARCH & RESOURCES

When Search and BI Collide

Webinar Abstract
Enterprise search tools now index more than Web pages and text and image files; they can index any data volume, including structured databases, metadata, and transaction feeds. Given the pervasiveness of enterprise search and its ease-of-use, many wonder if search offers a revolutionary new approach to end-user data access. Some believe that search, with its familiar and simple keyword interface, is the next generation ad hoc query tool. Others see a role for search in helping guide users to relevant information within reports and data repositories and integrating diverse data sets on the fly without need for traditional data integration. This Webinar will examine the core technologies at play and show how search will become an integral component of a BI stack.

What you will learn:

  • The evolution of search as a business tool
  • How search can supplement business intelligence solutions
  • What you can do today to exploit search to enhance BI solutions

Wayne Eckerson

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