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Dresner’s Point: Will 2015 be the Year for Operational BI & Hybrid EDW?"

February 11, 2015:

Tweets flew back and forth quickly at one my recent Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats. The tribe really got into sharing their opinions of where BI is today – thanks to hopes for advancements in 2014 that were achieved or remain unfulfilled – and opinions about what BI technologies organizations will invest in during 2015.

Here are their top observations regarding what’s gaining buzz for growth and investments for 2015:

- Natural language processing (NLP)
- Infographics
- Streaming BI due to the Internet of Things
- In-memory analytical sandboxes sitting above a hybrid EDW with traditional and non-traditional sources
- Operational BI

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