Are there any Web sites or institutions that give the pros and cons for each BI tool? And are there any selection criteria?
Sid Adelman’s Answer: Nigel Pense and Richard Creeth have a Web site, www.olapreport.com.
There are a few selection criteria you may want to use.
Les Barbusinski’s Answer: The most comprehensive survey I know of is titled "The OLAP Survey" and is published by Nigel Pendse every few years. You can purchase it directly on the Web at http://www.survey.com/products/olap2 or call the market research company, Survey.com, directly at (408) 850-1227. This white paper contrasts ROLAP vs. MOLAP vs. DOLAP tools and ranks most of the major BI tools for a variety of characteristics such as market penetration, suitability to task, Web deployments, percentage of purchases that end up as shelfware, customer loyalty to the product, success rates, problems encountered, etc.
Hope this helps.
Clay Rehm’s Answer: There are Web sites that give overviews of the tools, but these are based on someone else’s opinions. You really need to evaluate each tool yourself based on the requirements the tool must meet for your organization.
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