Now officially included The scope of DBA.SE has been adjusted to include Business Intelligence and the B.I. proposal has now been closed. Thanks to all concerned.
Edit from JColeBrand - current moderator -
We were approached as a group about merging the BI proposal into this site. As moderators we approached the community and asked how to proceed (you see the full post below) and we have held several round tables in chat regarding this topic, since that is where the more "site steering oriented" individuals hang out regularly, after this meta site. As you can see, many of your site-colleagues have already given their input here and below, and at this point we are opening it up to the site to get more visibility.
As a general rule, for the group, we agree that this is a good proposal, to merge the two sites. We are looking for further feedback, preferably in the form of:
Please vote for which of the two FAQ edits you feel help define this site better
And if you have further commentary, this is the time to share it. In one week (on Friday January 27th, 2012) we plan to make the decision in final, so that SEI can work to distribute that decision to the committees of the BI proposal. As a result of that, pending widespread favorable opinion on the site, we are going to start seeing more BI oriented questions here. There will be a period of adjustment, with new "on-topic questions", so I encourage you to consider adding those topics to this post: What kind of questions are allowed on Database Administrators ?
Everything below the following rule is part of the original discussion, and is where you should start.
I had a conversation a few days ago about merging the Business Intelligence proposal with this site. There are a few ongoing conversations about the direction of this site, so I'll add another item to the mix. Should the definition of this site be expanded to include Business Intelligence topics, such as:
Data warehouse design and development
Report development and tooling, and general B.I. tooling and development questions
B.I. related front-end development, maybe
. . . and so on.