CR Customer

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FAST Radar
System Engineering Overview
FAST Radar Overview
Overview:
– What’s Required?
 IIS 6.0
 With Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 and SMTP for email
 MS SQL Server 2000 and SP4 or MS SQL 2005
(Yukon)
 FR Builder’s
 We install 0, 1 or 2 builder’s depending on needs per server
– What comes out of the box?
 Everything… no separate components to license
or buy
– How does it get installed and how long does it take?
 Through either .MSI file install on CD or manually
 Just the install takes about 20 minutes
FAST Radar Overview continued
Overview:
– Product Vision
• Maximize the availability and usability of information
• Minimize complexity, time, and systems overhead associated
with many traditional BI applications.
• 100% browser-based BI application
• Built on Microsoft®.NET framework and HTML component
technologies.
• One Product, Many Solutions
• No Browser Plugins, Active X controls to install
Application Development Platform
Architecture:
– Application Components
•Microsoft .NET Framework
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C#
VB.NET
HTML
JavaScript
– FAST Radar is a member of the MS Partner Advisory Council
“FAST Radar has been able to prove the real-world scalability and performance gains for
applications leveraging Windows Server 2003 and the .NET platform”
-Vic Gundotra, Platform General Manager at Microsoft
Functional Architecture Overview
Security
Analysis & Reporting
Multi-dimensional pyramids, reports, automated alerts, charts, dashboard
gauges, writeback
Data Warehouse
ETL (Extraction, Transformation, Loading),
metadata, pyramid repository
Connectivity
Relational databases, non-relational databases,
ERP, unstructured content
Data Sources
Administration
LDAP, SSL, User/Portal authentication, Data
Source/Table/Pyramid security
Browser (HTML), Intranet, Portal, Email, Cell Phone, Text Pager
User/group maintenance, personalization, application
customization, scheduling
Presentation
FAST Radar Architecture
FAST Radar Components:
• Web Application
• Builder & Subscriptions Services
(these are not required)
• Storehouse repository
• Source Data – ESP, Mars, Oracle…
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DataSource Connectivity Architecture
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DataSource Connections
• Provide a business logic layer to determine the connection
properties to source data.
• Customize to specify connection, provider, security, and
data access read methods. Import the DataSource schema
to provide all the metadata required for FAST Radar
application to use that source.
• Maintain additional metadata for data within the FAST
Radar Environment
• Support ODBC, ADO, OLE DB, or native drivers to connect
to virtually any structured data.
• Support for Web Services and FAST ESP
• Provides tools to connect to flat files and other unstructured
content.
Data Sources
• MS SQL Server, Oracle, DB2/UDB, Access, Sybase, SAS,
etc., JDE, ESP, Web Services
FAST Radar - One Tool, Many Solutions
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Integrated Web Portal
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Dashboards
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SharePoint & ALUI Integration
Export
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Scorecards, Charts & Gauges
Email/Subscriptions
Portal Compliant Objects
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FAST Search, Web Services, JDE
Graphical BI Features including
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Structured
Ad Hoc
Real Time or Snapshot
Non traditional Data Source Support
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Personal Dashboards, Drillable KPI’s,
Reporting, Analysis, and Query Tools
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Customer, Supplier, Partner views
User/Group view of data is unique
PDF, Excel, Word, XML, CSV
Data Write-back
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Forecasting and Planning
Master Data Maintenance
The Pyramid Foundation
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What is a Pyramid?
• A pyramid is pre-defined table structure for storage of preaggregated data
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Why are Pyramids cool?
• A cube stores all dimensions of data (X*Y*Z) that is
sometimes larger in size than the base data and can take a
long time to calculate. Most “reporting” is done using only a
fraction of that capability. The pyramid allows for small,
quick, solution-oriented reports that can be refreshed on
demand or scheduled while keeping a drill-down or drillthrough ability to pass criteria dynamically. “Power of the
Pyramid” means that the customer no longer has to store
every possible combination of data to generate useful,
actionable, and timely responses to information that is being
reported on.
The Pyramid Foundation
Pyramid Reporting Environment
Deployment & Scalability
Functional Deployment Options
Single Server Deployment
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Development
Test
Production
Two Tier Deployment
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Development
Test
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Production
Three Tier Deployment
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Development
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Test

Production
Deployment & Scalability
– Scenario 1 – All in One
User
Client
CR Servers
Server App-01
Data Source Systems
ERP
CRM
DW
Etc...
Deployment & Scalability
– Scenario 2 – Dedicated Application Server
User
Client
CR Servers
Server App-01
Server DB-01
Data Source Systems
ERP
CRM
DW
Etc...
Deployment & Scalability
– Scenario 3 – Dedicated Storehouse
User
Client
CR Servers
Server App-01
Server DB-01
Data Source Systems
ERP
CRM
DW
Etc...
Deployment & Scalability
– Scenario 4 – Web Farm
User
Client
CR Servers
Server App-01
Server App-02
SQL Server-01
Data Source Systems
ERP
CRM
DW
Etc...
Server DB-01
Deployment & Scalability
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ET = Engine Tables
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