Business Intelligence Technology FAQ

What is Business Intelligence (B.I.) ? What is a Data Warehouse? What is a Cube? What is a Dimension? What is a Measure? What is ETL? Do I need to switch my current systems to use Microsoft SQL Server to build a Microsoft B.I. Solution? How does a Data Warehouse get updated? How does B.I. technology help with Reporting? Is Microsoft B.I. Technology free? What is an RDBMS? Why is it not ideal to use SQL to query my data for analytical purposes? What version of SQL Server is best for a Business Intelligence solution? What is SSIS? What are Sparklines? What is Data Mining? What is MDX? What is OLAP?