Deploying a Federated Business Intelligence Portfolio

A technical study of the system design principles and development methodology used to build a federated business intelligence (BI) portfolio


This technical case study describes the system design principles and development methodology Microsoft IT followed to create a federated business intelligence (BI) portfolio that interconnects a number of existing BI data sources and provides internal customers with a single source of cleaned, simplified data. This paper also describes ongoing efforts to enhance the federated BI portfolio with a set of component layers that support an array of data analysis and reporting capabilities to help the business make data-driven decisions.

Sharing key design principles and lessons learned adds value to the reader by offering guidance that can help streamline their own BI implementation efforts.

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