Title: Towards a Business Intelligence Cloud

Year of Publication: Sep - 2014
Page Numbers: 55-66
Authors: Oliver Norkus , H.-Jurgen Appelrath
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
- Poland


The requirements for Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting instruments are increasing since many years. Reporting instruments must be proactive, integrated, flexible and always available. They have to offer self-service functions and deal with the growing amount of data. In view of these requirements, the characteristics of cloud computing show a revolutionary character. First ‘BI Cloud’ offers are already available on the mar-ket. However, the lack of a standardized architecture as well as the lack of understanding of the features and advantages of analytical applications in the cloud causes that currently only a few companies use BI in the Cloud. To support the standardization and development of analytical applications delivered as a cloud service the University of Anonymous designed a reference model for BI in the Cloud in an ongoing research project. From this research project this position paper reports: The topics cloud computing and BI are merged, the resulting benefit of BI in the cloud is shown and our approach for standardization is presented.