23 Apr business intelligence
Multi-dimensional analytics in business modeling and reporting has an assumed name: business intelligence (BI). A relational database is basically two dimensional with tables and columns in one dimension and primary and foreign keys in another. Multi-dimensional analytics involve “cubes” and “star schemas” that create formal edges binding together different dimensions. Each dimension is defined as a semantic concept with a set of attributes and facts. This muti-dimensionality empowers business analysts with better insights as it permits deeper analytics, advanced filtering and sorting and a variety of views that answer more complex questions than typical reports.