May 2014

iReport designer is a tool to make Jasper reports. Lot of us use default templates for creating reports. We might have barely noticed that custom report template is also available. In this blog we will walk you through on “How to create a custom report template”. A report template is a predefined style/layout which we[…]

Apr 2014

A business intelligence dashboard is a data visualization tool that displays the current status of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for an organization. Dashboards consolidate and arrange facts, metrics and performance KPI’s on a single screen. Dashboard is a tool which is easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical[…]

Apr 2014

In order to deploy Jasper Reports Server in a production environment with high-availability, scalable and fault-tolerant service and provide uninterrupted services to Clients without any fail over or Downtime, DEFTeam has successfully implemented and served its customers with an ideal solution of Load Balancing of Jasper Server Repository with Database Clustering. Cluster environment contains multiple[…]

Jun 2013

Change Data Capture Change data capture (CDC) is the process of capturing changes made at data source level and applying them throughout the enterprise. CDC minimizes the resources required for ETL ( extract, transform, load ) processes because it only deals with data changes. The goal of CDC is to ensure data synchronicity. There are[…]

Apr 2013

1) List all the possible combinations for drawing a scatterplot for given data 2) Your Manager has asked you to make a presentation which will showcased to more than 100 people. Which color palette would be more appropriate for the given audience. 3) Which color palette would you choose for making heatmap. 4) For the[…]

Bar charts are the most commonly used charts in Business Intelligence reports and Dashboards. They are useful in summarizing the categorical variables or qualitative variables where the length of the bar is directly proportional to value they represent. This post is one of many posts related to best practices in data visualization. In this post[…]

Dec 2012

 The term “Business Intelligence” was first coined by IBM researcher Hans Luhn in 1958, and then used in its modern sense in 1989 by then Gartner analyst Howard Dresner. It’s a term which we use in our daily business and are so accustomed to it by now. But what exactly BI means. Many people get[…]