11. BI Infrastructure and Administration
Enables all tools in the platform to use the same security, metadata, administration, object model and query engine, and scheduling and distribution engine. All tools should share the same look and feel. The platform should be multitenancy. Source: Gartner. Image: iStock.
12. Metadata Management
Tools for enabling users to leverage the same systems-of-record semantic model and metadata. They should provide a robust and centralized way for administrators to search, capture, reuse and publish metadata objects, such as dimensions, hierarchies, measures, performance metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and report layout objects, parameters and so on. Administrators should have the ability to promote a business-user-defined data mashup and metadata to the systems-of-record metadata. Source: Gartner. Image: iStock.
13. Business User Data Mashup and Modeling
Code-free, drag and drop, user-driven data combination of different sources and the creation of analytic models, such as user-defined measures, sets, groups and hierarchies. Advanced capabilities include semantic autodiscovery, intelligent joins, intelligent profiling, hierarchy generation, data lineage, and data blending on varied data sources, including multistructured data. Source: Gartner. Image: iStock.