Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing

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Business Intelligence, or BI, is an information technology discipline focused on helping the university, schools and departments gather, analyze and present data effectively to answer questions relevant to their operations and success.

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Data dictionaries connect the user with a deeper understanding of the data in the warehouse - where the fields come from, what they mean, and what packages they can be found in.

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IBM Cognos Analytics software forms the foundation of BIDW work at WashU. Using the tools in the Cognos suite, you can write queries, run reports and analyze data to make the best decisions for your team.

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The BIDW team coordinates data governance: a framework of practices, rules and guidance for managing the ways we gather, store, manage and protect data.

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We’re building a community of practice for data warehouse customers and other users of university data on all campuses.

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BIDW News & Announcements

Cognos training to resume in August

By becky.cowin on June 30, 2017

Query Studio and Workspace Advanced training classes were put on hold earlier this summer in preparation for the upgrade to Cognos Analytics. Because the upgrade has been moved to spring, we will b...

Cognos upgrade planned for spring

By becky.cowin on June 29, 2017

At the user group meeting June 2, we previewed the new Cognos Analytics and shared information about plans for the upgrade timeline. Although we had discussed a possible fall upgrade, some compatib...

Cognos tool availability changes

By becky.cowin on May 26, 2017

As part of the work to prepare for the migration to Cognos Analytics, the BIDW team is working behind the scenes to simplify our tool assignment structure. Instead of having multiple report-authori...

Tableau versions compatible with university server

By becky.cowin on March 31, 2017

WashU’s Tableau server uses version 10.1.5 of the Tableau software. All current and potential users should be aware that in order to publish content to our Tableau server, you must be using T...