Business Intelligence in SaaS offerings
In a SaaS application, the database no longer resides in your premises. If we are talking about a private cloud, then, yes, between your desktop and the database there is the internet (“wild” internet or VPN). Your BI application should be able to access a remote database server through TCPIP (which is obviously not a problem for modern applications).
But, what if you are a user of public cloud – multi-tenant system? Let’s see some points of consideration: