Future Architectures for Business Intelligence

The things we are building now are yesterday’s future. A revolution is coming in the information delivery market and we are poised at the beginning of that change. The overall picture is fuzzy, but we can see the general outlines of the new architecture. We need to pay attention to the drivers and tease out how they are affecting what we need to do next. As with any large shift, this revolution is driven by multiple factors: technology development, culture change, and evolving business practices. Their confluence is driving up-to-the minute data as well as faster and more distributed BI.