The goal of business intelligence programs is to allow for the easy and deeper interpretation of large volumes of business data. In addition, Hadoop systems are increasingly being used within BI architectures as repositories or landing pads for BI and analytics data, especially for unstructured data , log files, sensor data and other types of big data Before it’s used in BI applications, raw data from different source systems must be integrated, consolidated and cleansed using data integration and data quality tools to ensure that users are analyzing accurate and consistent information.
By gaining a mastery of Business Analytics, students launch successful careers in the burgeoning field of business analytics from business analysts, data analysts, marketing analysts, financial analysts, data base and data warehouse architects to data scientists.
Mobile BI apps – The widespread use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets is pushing vendors including Oracle and Microsoft to develop mobile business intelligence apps that can be used on the go. Mobile BI is expected to expand the number of BI users to mainstream sections.
Based from a report by Gartner in 2013 ( Market Share Analysis: Business Intelligence and Analytics Software ”), companies worldwide spent about $14.4 billion that year, an increase of eight percent from the total $13.3 billion spent by firms the previous year.
Through Capella’s collaboration with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market, Capella students pursuing the Business Intelligence minor will have free access to e learning SAS® courses that will allow them to pursue SAS® Certified Base Programmer professional certification a value of more than $2,100.