How to write user-specific, actionable big data reports for more clarity ?

As businesses filter out their big data, make it ready and formulate query and analytics, isn’t it said to be too early to work upon a reporting framework that can show data in a way that could make it more actionable.


A few years back, business users and system analysts sat down together to define online & set reporting requirements that involve report formats, labels for columns that data showed up in every column and many other things.


Big data puts forth a different array of reporting challenges when it comes to defining reports as the purposes of big data are much more diversified. Also, enterprises are dealing with hosts of big data reporting options from vendors which can extend the list of confusions when it’s time to make standard reporting.


Well, the main purpose is the big data reports must have actionable behaviours. This simply means that the reporting ‘forms’ you put big data into must be curated to deliver results in the most actionable ways possible to fulfill the purposes they are created for.


At present, big data reports in businesses come in different flavours-

  • "Bottom line" reports of big data that are vailable in the form of system alerts as well as visual dashboards;
  • Graphical summaries of large data sets that can be further examined for detail; and
  • Standard spreadsheet formats that are available in a combination of data summary and detail data in a columnar way that can easily be analysed by moving columns, adding data and changing sorts operands to make offshoot scenarios of the initial baseline report.

All these reporting formats are able to deliver great value, however, they can just be optimized in case a business analyst takes the responsibility of an engineer and thinks of form, fit and functions as well.


Sample circumstances

Here are four pointers to clear this-

Suppose you are the head of an e-commerce portal and want to get familiar with the store’s transaction system’s function at this moment. All you want is a detailed report from your big data solution to filter out or a dashboard that shows red, green or yellow based on the operating status of the system.


You are looking after a city tram system and a set of track fails down. Would you like to get an instant system alert related to the issue of a line by line interpretation of the status on your PC or mobile that you have to go through?


Suppose you’re the vice president of sales and all you want is to look at your percent of revenues this year in nations like Japan, USA, Brazil, and Germany. Would you like a graphic representation with some drill-down ability? Or would you like a detailed spreadsheet where you can review data in a columnar format but for that you’ll have to spend extra time which you don’t have?


Suppose you work in an accounting firm and you want to examine how to better control expense to improve margin. Do you like a graphical summary of data? Or would prefer a detailed spreadsheet with a set of manipulative techniques that can get help you did deep into the data for insight?


Well, in every case, you would like to have a reporting which is actionable, though the types of actions may vary hugely based on the function.


Hence for this reason, when you go to the user meetings to find out the best way to garner the potential of big data to help their business, make sure to get the functional report that goes well with their requirements based on how they will make use of it. For complete understanding Madrid Software Trainings provide Big Data Hadoop Training in delhi in association with industry experts.


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