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Business Intelligence and Tools Glossary Sikkim Manipal University Page No. 243 Glossary A Append: The append process unconditionally adds the incoming data, preserving the existing data in the target table. When an incoming record is a duplicate of an existing record, you can define the process, either to allow or reject the incoming record. Attributes: Attributes describe the characteristics of properties of the entities. B Bottom-Up Approach: The objective of bottom-up approach is to deliver business value by deploying the dimensional data marts at the earliest. Unlike the top-down approach, the data marts in this approach contain all the data (both atomic and summary) that users may want. The data is modeled in a star schema design to optimize usability and query performance. Business Analyzing phase: This is one of the phases in the phased Enterprise data modeling. This provides a means for further defining of the concepts provided in the information planning phase. This phase is described in business terms to make business people understand the data details without any special training. The purpose of the phase is to gather and arrange the business requirements and define the business terms. Business Area Analysis (BAA): This is one of the tiers in the phased enterprise data modeling as proposed by IBM in Worldwide Solution Design and Delivery Method. Business Dimensional Lifecycle: This is a methodology adopted for planning, designing, implementing and maintaining the BI system.
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Business Intelligence and Tools Glossary Sikkim Manipal University Page No. 244 Business Intelligence (BI): A generic term used to describe leveraging the organizational internal and external data, information for making the best possible business decisions. Business Objects: This is a popular suite that has a set of business intelligence tools. Business System Design (BSD): This is one of the tiers in the phased enterprise data modeling as proposed by IBM in Worldwide Solution Design and Delivery Method. Business System Implementation (BSI): This is one of the tiers in the phased enterprise data modeling as proposed by IBM in Worldwide Solution Design and Delivery Method. Business System Maintenance (BSM): This is one of the tiers in the phased enterprise data modeling as proposed by IBM in Worldwide Solution Design and Delivery Method. By-Product Method: This is a method employed to determine the information needs of the senior executives in an organization. Under this method, various informational by-products of the current operations of the organization are summarized and aggregated through use of the traditional TPSs and other MISs that are being used in the organization. C Capital costs: These are the costs that are associated with acquisition of a data warehouse.
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