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Posted by Boris Evelson on February 26, 2010
We all struggle with complexity of designing, building and maintaining BI apps. Why? Among many other reasons, the simplest one is that there's just too many components involved. Just to name a few
For years there were many attempts to automate some of these steps via metadata. So rather than than coding source to target SQL transformations or DDL for DW generation vendors came up with, what I know call "1st generation" metadata driven BI tools, such as
But, the "2nd generation" metadata driven BI apps (note apps vs tools now) do much more. For example, they:
The bottom line here is that these 2nd gen metadata driven BI apps actually generate apps (vs SQL).
I am currently looking at the following vendors
... capabilities to see how many steps out of
... they can auto-generate via metadata. Stay tuned for a full report.
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