I was wondering if business intelligence has a place on this website. In business intelligence, we can see three or four domains that relate to database expertise:

  • ETL
  • Data warehousing
  • Data modeling
  • Multidimensional databases
  • etc.

Should those topics be considered on-topic for this website?

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    I'm for those topics. They have great value to DBAs. If they are off-topic, a new proposal will be created to settle them and this community will get weaker. I can't see any problem.
    – Maniero
    Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 23:21
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    @bigown - Please post answers as answers, not as comments. We need to get everyone accustomed to the correct behaviors before the site goes public. Thanks. Commented Jan 4, 2011 at 4:01
  • @Robert: Ok. My intention was just to post an idea and not a full answer.
    – Maniero
    Commented Jan 4, 2011 at 13:34
  • possible duplicate of What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 22:19
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    This has now been [explicitly included][1] in scope for dba.se. [1]: meta.dba.stackexchange.com/questions/503/… Commented May 14, 2012 at 10:48

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I think yes. And I want to add Reporting as with SSRS to the list. There is a lot of administration involved.

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    I think that we should accept anything that's about data wrangling but only where it's not necessarily also about data interpretation. This site is not about analytics, per-se. It's about accumulation and maintenance and reproduction of data.
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 4:17

In Business Intelligence we can see 3/4 domain that are parts of Database Expert:

  • ETL
  • Datawarehousing

As long as the question is for database professionals to answer, that's fine.

From the FAQs page:

Database Administrators - Stack Exchange is for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community

PS: I really wonder how many times I need to advise on reading FAQs and About page.

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