Business Intelligence Basics
This chapter presents the basics of business intelligence (BI). If you’re an experienced data-warehouse expert, you might want to skip this chapter, except for the section at the end that introduces Microsoft SharePoint 2013 BI concepts. But, because most readers will be SharePoint experts, not data-warehouse experts, we feel it necessary to include the fundamentals of data warehousing in this book. Although we can‘t cover every detail, we’ll tell you everything you need to get full value from the book, and we’ll refer you to other resources for more advanced topics.