The role of business intelligence within corporations and governments is to store, improve and analyse key information in order to make data-driven decisions. However these projects suffer from a high failure rate due to the complexity and significant costs in establishing a data warehouse. Successful data warehousing projects are based on a combination of business sponsorship and solid database systems expertise.
This session will discuss the open source technologies, in a vendor neutral way, that can be brought together to provide data warehouse capabilities at a fraction of the setup costs for a traditional environment. The technologies will cover a range of areas including DBMS’s, development, ETL, reporting and data mining. Finally, this paper will discuss cutting-edge research and techniques to improve existing Business Intelligence systems.