TDWI Best Practices Report: Emerging Technologies for Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Warehousing

For Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Warehousing

Authored by Philip Russom, David Stodder, and Fern Halper

This report educates organizations worldwide about the inventory of currently available emerging technologies and methods (ETMs) as they apply directly to business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data warehousing (DW). TDWI assumes that the innovations and excitement of ETMs can make BI, DW, and analytics more appealing, pervasive, insightful, and actionable.


According to this report’s survey, the leading general benefits of ETMs (in survey order) are improvements in competitiveness, decision making, responses to business change, business performance, and innovation. These benefits are being realized today because two-thirds of organizations surveyed are already using ETMs and the vast majority consider ETMs an opportunity.