The cloud is becoming a mature platform for data management, integration, business intelligence (BI), and analytics. Although some organizations still will not make use of it (typically for security or compliance reasons), resistance is definitely diminishing. Companies understand that the cloud can provide flexibility and scalability for their BI and analytics projects. Of course, the cloud is not yet for every company, but organizations like the fact that it allows them to be more agile—they can quickly spin up (or down) instances of the cloud for BI and analytics and they like that.
This TDWI Best Practices Report examines organizations’ experiences with and plans for cloud BI and analytics, including how satisfied organizations are with the cloud and why. It also looks at various challenges and how organizations are overcoming them, as well as some new cloud models. Finally, it looks at what organizations should consider when moving to the cloud.