Business Intelligence for the masses, just around the corner

posted May 3, 2012, 9:57 PM by Bruce P. D'Sena   [ updated May 3, 2012, 10:05 PM ]
BI is growing up - it's starting to look more approachable and may finally hold true to it's promise of making life simpler for everyone. No more nightmare discussions around metadata and multidimensional schema, no more obscene bills for data scrubbing from those very expensive little green men. All that will soon be a thing of the past.

According to Forrester, 2012 will see a strong shifts towards self-serve and mobile access in BI. In a similar set of predictions Tableau describes how convergence with social media, online big data sources and the Cloud will ease the interactive visualization of data, and the need for analytical talent will become a de-facto job requirement when hiring.

Looking at this, and this.. how can we not agree?