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Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software

Authors: Czernicki, Bart

  • Looks at new ways of delivering business intelligence (BI) in the areas in which BI itself will be growing
  • Aims to be completely unique in that it will introduce the high level BI 2.0 concepts with RIA techniques in order to deliver BI independ
  • Gartner has concluded that BI will continue to grow and doesn't see it affected by the economic downturn as much as other technology areas
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3061-8
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Softcover $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3060-1
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About this book

Business intelligence (BI) software allows you to view different components of a business using a single visual platform, which makes comprehending mountains of data easier. BI is everywhere. Applications that include reports, analytics, statistics, and historical and predictive modeling are all examples of business intelligence. Currently, we are in the second generation of business intelligence software—called BI 2.0—which is focused on writing business intelligence software that is predictive, adaptive, simple, and interactive.

As computers and software have evolved, more data can be presented to end users with increasingly visually rich techniques. Rich Internet application (RIA) technologies such as Microsoft Silverlight can be used to transform traditional user-interfaces filled with boring data into fully interactive analytical applications that quickly deliver insight from large data sets. Furthermore, RIAs now include 3D spatial-design capabilities that move beyond a simple list or grid and allow for interesting layouts of aggregated data. BI 2.0 implemented via an RIA technology can truly bring out the power of business intelligence and deliver it to an average user on the Web.

Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software provides developers, designers, and architects with a solid foundation in business intelligence design and architecture concepts for Microsoft Silverlight. This book covers key business intelligence design concepts and how they can be applied without an existing BI infrastructure. Author Bart Czernicki provides you with examples of how to build small BI applications that are interactive, highly visual, statistical, predictive—and most importantly—intuitive to the end-user.

Business intelligence isn’t just for the executive branch of a Fortune 500 company—it is for the masses. Let Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software show you how to unlock the rich intelligence you already have.

About the authors

Bart Czernicki has been playing around with computers since 1988 and has spent years as a professional in the information technology field. He currently works as a senior software architect at a software development company.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Business Intelligence 2.0 Defined

    Czernicki, Bart

    Pages 1-25

  • Advantages of Applying Business Intelligence 2.0 Using Microsoft Silverlight

    Czernicki, Bart

    Pages 27-51

  • Silverlight as a Business Intelligence Client

    Czernicki, Bart

    Pages 53-96

  • Adding Interactivity to Business Intelligence Data

    Czernicki, Bart

    Pages 97-134

  • Introduction to Data Visualizations

    Czernicki, Bart

    Pages 135-173

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3061-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $64.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3060-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Bart Czernicki
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3061-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3061-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3060-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVI, 576
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