One-size-fits-all doesn’t work in retail—there are just too many body types for a single size to dress everyone comfortably. The same holds true for business intelligence (BI) architecture for organizations. Wayne Eckerson, a noted speaker, consultant and author, says that shoehorning diverse type of business users, workloads and data into a single architecture can lead to disappointing results.
To succeed in the next decade, BI professionals need to adopt a new way of thinking. Eckerson says the BI Framework 2020 offers the next-generation BI ecosystem that delivers a flexible approach to data architecture. This new framework has a simple concept—you can’t put all of your BI activities into a single environment. Sure, this requires breaking away from the traditional framework of the past, but the end result is an ecosystem with multiple reporting and analysis capabilities that are a better fit for your business users. It’s like wearing tailored clothes instead of trying to fit into your outdated T-shirt from 15 years ago.