Data discovery and the unfulfilled promises of self-service Business Intelligence

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, ETL, Hadoop

Self-service BI is all about allowing business users or non-technical staff to generate insights from data. It is about to make its breakthrough in the enterprise! Happy days. Unfortunately, this has been the headline prediction for the last ten years. The hype has never really materialised. So why has self-service BI struggled so much to gain traction in the enterprise? ...

Two Use Cases of Data Discovery Tools

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, Hadoop

Data discovery tools are a relatively recent phenomenon as can be witnessed by the fact that there is no separate Gartner Magic Quadrant for them. Data discovery tools allow users without programming skills to wrangle and transform raw data. There are two main use cases for this type of tools (1) Self-service Business Intelligence. Self-service BI promises business users without ...