5 W’s and H of Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW)

5 W’s and H of Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW)

Welcome to my first blogpost with an exploration of Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW), where I’ll unravel the essence of this groundbreaking solution by delving into the six fundamental questions:  What, When, Why, Where, Who and How.

FAW represents a paradigm shift in analytics, offering a comprehensive platform that seamlessly integrates data from disparate sources, empowering organizations to extract actionable insights with unprecedented efficiency and accuracy.

In this blogpost, I’ll navigate through the core components and functionalities of FAW, shedding light on its transformative potential for businesses across industries.

From understanding its target audience to unravelling its purpose and applications, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest to demystify FAW and showcase its value proposition in the realm of data analytics.

So, buckle up as we embark on a journey to unravel the “5 W’s and H” of Fusion Analytics Warehouse, where innovation meets intelligence, and data-driven decision-making takes center stage. Let’s dive in!

What is FAW:

Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW) stands as a cutting-edge suite of pre-built, cloud-native analytics applications meticulously designed for Oracle Cloud Applications. Tailored to meet the needs of line-of-business users, FAW delivers a seamless experience by offering readily available insights, empowering decision-makers with the tools they need to enhance decision-making processes.

Some essential features related to it:

AI-Powered-Self-Service Analytics for:

  • Data Preparation
  • Visualization
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Augmented Analysis and
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Service consists of:

  • Data Pipeline
  • Data Warehouse
  • Semantic Model
  • Prebuilt KPIs
  • Dashboards and
  • Reports

Why do we need FAW:

FAW serves as a pivotal tool for businesses seeking to elevate their analytics game. While BIP and OTBI are integral components within Fusion Apps, FAW emerges as the preferred choice for several compelling reasons:

  • Strategic Performance Reporting: FAW enables organizations to generate strategic performance reports that provide valuable insights for informed decision-making.
  • Uncovering Hidden Insights: FAW can unearth hidden insights within data, allowing businesses to uncover valuable trends and patterns.
  • Comprehensive Reporting: With FAW, users can seamlessly generate reports across both current and historical data, offering a holistic view of organizational performance.
  • Cross-Source Data Analysis: FAW facilitates analysis across multiple data sources, including both Oracle and non-Oracle platforms, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of business operations.
  • Flexible KPI Creation: Users have the flexibility to create key performance indicators (KPIs) from any dataset, tailoring analytics to suit specific business objectives.
  • Trend Analysis: FAW empowers users to conduct trend analysis, identifying emerging patterns and forecasting future trajectories with precision.
  • Augmented Analysis: Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities, FAW enables augmented analysis, enhancing decision-making processes through data-driven insights.
  • Enhanced Visualization: FAW offers superior visualization options, presenting data in intuitive and visually appealing formats for easier interpretation.
  • Oracle-backed Maintenance: With maintenance handled by Oracle, FAW users can rest assured of ongoing support and updates, ensuring the platform remains at the forefront of analytics innovation.

When do we need FAW:

The need to invest in FAW becomes evident under several key scenarios, signaling the opportune moment for organizations to leverage its capabilities:

  • Exponential Data Growth: As your organization’s data footprint expands beyond operational limits, traditional analytics tools may struggle to keep pace. FAW becomes essential when managing vast volumes of data becomes cumbersome, offering scalability and performance optimizations to handle even the most extensive datasets effectively.
  • Performance Issues with Day-to-Day Reporting: When day-to-day reporting processes start encountering performance bottlenecks, it’s a clear indication that your analytics infrastructure requires a more robust solution. FAW steps in to alleviate these issues, providing optimized reporting capabilities that ensure swift access to insights without compromising on performance.
  • Integration of Multiple Data Sources: In today’s data-driven landscape, valuable insights often lie at the intersection of disparate data sources. FAW becomes indispensable when businesses need to consolidate and analyze data from multiple platforms, including both internal and external sources/ also both Oracle and non-oracle data sources. By enabling seamless integration and analysis across diverse datasets, FAW empowers organizations to derive comprehensive insights for informed decision-making.
  • Growing Complexity in Analytics Requirements: As the complexity of your analytics requirements evolves, traditional reporting tools may no longer suffice. FAW offers advanced analytics capabilities tailored to address complex use cases, such as predictive modeling, trend analysis, and machine learning. When your analytics needs outgrow the capabilities of conventional tools, FAW emerges as the solution of choice, providing the sophistication and flexibility required to tackle modern analytics challenges effectively.

Where do we get it :

FAW is part of Oracle Infrastructure As Service/ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse is built on top of Oracle Analytics Cloud and is powered by Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. So, we get it as part of an OAC subscription, or you can get an FAW + OADW subscription.

If your organization provisioned Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse as of Platform Release 23.R3, you work exclusively with your business user content in Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Suppose your organization provisioned Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse before Platform Release 23.R3. In that case, you need to migrate the existing KPIs, cards, and decks by recreating them manually in Oracle Analytics Cloud or using the migration utility on the console available to administrators.

Who gets the most benefit out of FAW:

  • Clients with multiple data sources for better reporting/analytics
  • Clients with continuously growing high-volume data
  • Clients who already have an OAC subscription

How can we implement it:

Here are the high-level steps/activities we need to perform to implement FAW:

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