The Case for Search-Driven Analytics
Since the earliest days of computing, business leaders have been looking for ways to gain faster and easier access to their company data. In the early days of the mainframe this was a complex process taking months to create even the simplest “green bar” report.
The traditional BI reporting and analysis tools used today were developed in the late 1980s. These systems allowed IT teams and analysts to curate reports for business users to consume. Then in the late 1990s and early 2000s, BI started moving to the Cloud, and fancy dashboards and visualizations started popping up, followed by the rise of mobile BI apps in the late 2000s. While progressive, all of these innovations have followed the same assembly line delivery process, with IT and analyst teams creating dashboards and reports for business (non-technical) users to consume.