A lot of the data businesses gather is valuable and sensitive. Not every employee should be able to see every piece of data. On the other hand, employees should have access to the data that is needed to do their jobs. So it is important to provide access to data on a “need to know” basis.
STATISTICA Enterprise makes this easy by breaking up data analysis tasks into logical segments, and allowing you to specify user permissions for each segment. This means that each employee only sees the information that they need.
For example, let’s think of an analysis as a four-stage process:
1. Connect to the data
2. Retrieve the data
3. Analyze the data
4. Create reports with the analysis results
STATISTICA Enterprise has a specific object type for each of these four stages. Each object type contains details of how to implement that specific stage:
1. Database Connection—describes how to connect to a database, i.e., the database server name, and the user name and password needed to connect to that server
2. Data Configuration—describes the tables and fields from which data will be retrieved, i.e., the SQL query
3. Analysis Configuration—describes the type of analysis to run, e.g., an XBar & R chart
4. Report—describes how to combine, annotate, and store the results of one or more analyses, e.g., a PDF document containing several XBar & R charts, with comments from an engineer