Enabling Robust Business Analytics with InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services

An IBM Redguide publication

Published 17 March 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4514-00
(32 pages)

Authors: Chuck Ballard, Deepak Rangarao, Jimmy Tang, Philip Wittann, Zach Zakharian, Andy Perkins, Robert Frankus


In this IBM® Redguide™ publication, we describe how you can develop an environment that will enable you to perform more detailed analytics on your data and turn it into powerful information and business insight for making better informed decisions. Business decisions have historically been made primarily by analyzing data with techniques that limit you to a two dimensional view of that data. However, decisions are rarely defined or determined by such a narrow perspective. Now you can view and analyze your data from multiple perspectives - or dimensions as they are called in the technical world. We call this Multidimensional Analysis. With multidimensional analysis, you can extract significantly more business value from your data resources. We refer to that information as business intelligence. You can discover, for example, trends and patterns in the data that you might never have realized were there. And you can begin to really understand what variables truly impact your business. IBM has made it easier and gives you the tools to help you develop this capability and a significant business advantage.

Table of contents

Executive overview
The information environment
InfoSphere warehouse architecture
Cubing Services for the multidimensional view
Cubing services architecture
Satisfying the information needs
Designing the solution
Other resources for more information
The team that wrote this guide

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