Talk:DSA BI Components
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Main components of the DataSelf Analytics solution.
- DataSelf Analytics / DSA
- A complete and integrated package that provides self-service reporting and analytics.
- The solution integrates analytic and reporting software, back-end data services and computing platforms.
Analytics & Reporting
- DataSelf Analytics Server / “DSA Server”
- Web-based, end-user, graphical reporting software. DataSelf’s OEM version of Tableau Server.
- DataSelf Analytics Desktop / "DSA Desktop"
- DataSelf’s OEM version of Tableau Desktop.
- DSA Reporting Packages
- One reporting unit set'; a DSA Connector and its Out-of-the-Box reports and dashboards.
- See www.dataself.com/wiki/DSA_Reporting_Packages
- DSA Server “Project”
- Groupings on DataSelf Analytics Server that function like Windows folders to hold and organize data sources and reports, and are usually used to help define security settings.
- DSA Template
- Complete definitions for the data components and Out-of-the-Box reports. Each template is specific to an ERP, accounting or other business solution.
- These definitions are stored in folder
..\Program Files (x86)\DataSelf\DataSelf ETL\Project\ProjectNameon the DSA Data Computer Platform. The
DSBI_Clientsubfolder contains the templates for the
twbcomponents of the Reporting Packages.
- DSA Connector
- Organized, labeled, and user-ready data source used by DSA Server and DSA Desktop reports.
- A combination of the data warehouse’s SQL views (supplying the data) and a DSA Desktop “tds” file (that organizes the data fields into hierarchies and usually supplies additional formulas and other reporting objects.)
Back-end Data Services
- DSA Data Warehouse
- A SQL Server database that is created, refreshed, and controlled by DataSelf ETL. Data analyzed and reported by DSA solutions flow through this data warehouse.
- Connection instructions that are used by DataSelf ETL in order to import data from a data source.
- A computer platform / platform consists of an operating system and related computer hardware. The computer hardware can be a local or network server, a cloud server, a desktop or laptop computer or a virtual machine.
- For DataSelf BI the operating system is Microsoft Windows.
- DataSelf Data Server / DS Data Services Platform / DataSelf Back-end Platform / DS Data Warehouse Platform
- A computer platform that hosts DataSelf ETL, SQL Server and DSA Data Warehouse.
? DSA Server Platform / DataSelf Analytics Platform / DataSelf Analytics Platform ?
- A computer platform that hosts DataSelf Analytics Server.
- The DSA server computer platform can also serve as the DSA Data Computer Platform