Enabling Self-Service BI with a Logical Data Warehouse
Logical data warehousing enabled by data virtualization technology acts as a single holistic virtual repository for all enterprise data, providing a layer of abstraction between data sources and BI tools. This allows business users to access all-inclusive and up-to-the-minute data from source applications so they no longer have to depend on IT to build custom reports that span multiple systems.
This article introduces:
• The key capabilities of a logical data warehouse and its performance, security, governance, and potential impact on source systems.
• A spotlight on a logical data warehouse case study for self-service BI in action.
• Why companies looking to implement self-service BI would do well to consider a logical data warehouse.
• How data virtualization can help to avoid creating data silos