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ASSIGNMENT 1 GUNJAN GARG MBA-4-A 04215903911 Q 1 Explain past decision support system.

Why the entire past were attempts by IT to provide strategic information failed? Ans: Decision Support Systems delivered by Micro Strategy Business Intelligence Business Intelligence (BI) reporting tools, processes, and methodologies are key components to any decision support system and provide end users with rich reporting, monitoring, and data analysis. Micro Strategy provides companies with a unified reporting, analytical, and monitoring platform that forms the core of any Decision Support System. The software exemplifies all of the important characteristics of an ideal Decision Support System: Supports individual and group decision making: Micro Strategy provides a single platform that allows all users to access the same information and access the same version of truth, while providing autonomy to individual users and development groups to design reporting content locally. Easy to Develop and Deploy: Micro Strategy delivers an interactive, scalable platform for rapidly developing and deploying projects. Multiple projects can be created within a single shared metadata. Within each project, development teams create a wide variety of re-usable metadata objects. As decision support system deployment expands within an organization, the Micro Strategy platform effortlessly supports an increasing concurrent user base. Comprehensive Data Access: Micro Strategy software allows users to access data from different sources concurrently, leaving organizations the freedom to choose the data warehouse that best suits their unique requirements and preferences.

Integrated software: Micro Strategys integrated platform enables administrators and IT professionals to develop data models, perform sophisticated analysis, generate analytical reports, and deliver these reports to end users via different channels (Web, email, file, print and mobile devices). This eliminates the need for companies to spend countless effort purchasing and integrating disparate software products in an attempt to deliver a consistent user experience. Flexibility: Micro Strategy SDK (Software Development Kit) exposes its vast functionality through an extensive library of APIs. Micro Strategy customers can choose to leverage the power of the softwares flexible APIs to design and deploy solutions tailored to their unique business needs. Q 2 Explain different characteristics of data warehouse. Why there is a need for a data warehouse? Ans: Characteristics of data warehouse 1. Subject Oriented Data warehouses are designed to help you analyze data. For example, to learn more about your company's sales data, you can build a warehouse that concentrates on sales. Using this warehouse, you can answer questions like "Who was our best customer for this item last year?" This ability to define a data warehouse by subject matter, sales in this case, makes the data warehouse subject oriented. 2. Integrated Integration is closely related to subject orientation. Data warehouses must put data from disparate sources into a consistent format. They must resolve such problems as naming conflicts and inconsistencies among units of measure. When they achieve this, they are said to be integrated.

3. Nonvolatile Nonvolatile means that, once entered into the warehouse, data should not change. This is logical because the purpose of a warehouse is to enable you to analyze what has occurred. 4. Time Variant In order to discover trends in business, analysts need large amounts of data. This is very much in contrast to online transaction processing (OLTP) systems, where performance requirements demand that historical data be moved to an archive. A data warehouse's focus on change over time is what is meant by the term time variant. Need for Data Warehouse With data warehousing, you can provide a common data model for different interest areas regardless of data's source. In this way, it becomes easier to report and analyze information. Many inconsistencies are identified and resolved before loading of information in data warehousing. This makes the reporting and analyzing process simpler. The best part of data warehousing is that the information is under the control of users, so that in case the system gets purged over time, information can be easily and safely stored for longer time period. Because of being different from operational systems, a data warehouse helps in retrieving data without slowing down the operational system. Data warehousing enhances the value of operational business applications and customer relationship management systems. Data warehousing also leads to proper functioning of support system applications like trend reports, exception reports and the actual performance analyzing reports.