Lets Go Play In The BI Sandbox
The sandbox! A wealth of childhood play time wasted! Or was it? All that time you spent experimenting what happens when you fill up the bucket too much or made your castle too high. The entire time learning and gaining knowledge. Business Intelligence professionals analysing data within a BI sandbox environment are also experimenting and learning about unanswered questions or new trends.
A BI sandbox is an area within a BI application dedicated to data savvy users with some database knowledge and a strong understanding of the business data to conduct ad hoc analysis and questioning. A blank area with the ability to produce on the fly data objects based on specific unusual dimensions without affecting other users.
BI sandboxes together with trained users unleash the potential to answer crucial time dependant questions which otherwise might go unanswered. This gives the power to turn a normal business day into a profitable one!
Please feel free to comment with your views on the sandbox or any prime examples where you have seen the sandbox potential.