Data Governance & BI: 4 Steps to a Successful Strategy

You connected a business intelligence (BI) tool to a cloud-based warehouse and completed your first analytics project...But your BI users have multiplied across the company, wishing to connect to the data warehouse and run analytics from the convenience of a web browser.


As the BI or data warehouse administrator, you’d typically have two choices in this situation:

Create accounts on the cloud data warehouse for every individual user OR use a single “shared service” account that connects to the cloud data warehouse through one account and pulls data for thousands of BI users. This approach leaves too many holes from a security standpoint. Because of these gaps and risks, companies often leave sensitive data out of their analytics workflows.