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Mondrian in Action: Open source business analytics by William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde

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Chapter 1. Beyond reporting: business analytics

This chapter covers

  • The complexity of database-based reports
  • Advantages of OLAP reporting tools
  • Reasons for using Mondrian

Business analytics is a process for gaining insight into business performance based on the analysis of historical data. Traditionally the tools used for business analytics have been expensive and difficult to maintain. Mondrian, in contrast, is an open source business analytics tool that enables organizations of any size to give business users access to the data for interactive analysis and to create analysis reports without the help of IT or database administrators. Once the data has been set up, users can interact with it directly. This book will present you with the ...

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