For years, the reporting and analytical needs of organizations were largely filled by traditional Business Intelligence systems. Generally taking months or even years to fully realize, traditional BI systems require heavy amounts of planning and resources, and often attempt to serve the diverse needs of everyone from upper management to workers in the field. As an IT-driven solution, traditional BI reports and dashboards offer a comprehensive top-down view of the organization. However, the demands of business users are changing, and it's time to consider new approaches to discovering valuable insights. This is where Data Discovery comes in.
With data discovery the focus moves away from IT-driven systems towards a self-service, bottom-up approach to delivering data to business users.