The Role of Data Analysts in BI Revolution

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The Role of Data Analysts in BI Revolution

This presentation was made to Canberra's SAS Users Group, SAUSAG, 5 December 2013, by Warwick Graco, Corporate Analytics, Australian Taxation Office.

Data analysts, who are responsible for extracting & preparing data for analysis, play a crucial role in supporting BI functions such as risk profiling, analytics & business reporting. To date they have worked within the structured environment of data warehouses & programming languages such as Base SAS & SQL.

This presentation will focus on the move to semi-structured & unstructured data, massive storage devices & languages such as NoSQL & the challenges to data analysts they will bring.

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