Can BI reporting exist without a Data Warehouse?

Traditional BI reporting focused on reporting from a Data marts or a Data Warehouse.  With the increased awareness and adoption of the BI tools within the enterprise, operational reporting is also getting linked to BI tools based reporting.  Success of the BI team in an organization was very much linked to the features they made available to the end users using these BI tools. 

While companies are looking into either replacing their operational reporting systems or revamping them completely, the need for integrating the operational reporting and BI reporting via the presentation medium such as portals.  This has become an important requirement.  The BI tool vendors being fully aware of this potential are also singing the operational BI reporting tune.

There is an interesting discussion going on the BI tools and their effectiveness to deliver for operational reporting at Evan Levy’s Blog.  Check it out !!

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