BigConnect Discovery is a 4th-generation OLAP-based business intelligence (BI) solution that combines OLAP, visualization, and machine learning technologies for even non-experts to quickly and easily derive higher-level value from data.

4th-generation BI solution

The figure below shows BI trends from the 1st to 4th generation.
Generation of BI products
The mainstream products in the current BI market belong to the 2nd and 3rd generations, and 4th generation products are beginning to come under the spotlight. As a 4th generation BI solution, BigConnect Discovery supports self & ad-hoc data discovery and guarantees rapid response to big data.

Built on Big OLAP

BigConnect Discovery combines data of various dimensions for large-sized fact data to produce a single big OLAP cube (data mart).
Big OLAP Cube
The use of a big OLAP cube offers the following advantages:
    Minimizes the number of data marts
      Lower ETL cost for data mart production
      Influence of structural change can be minimized
      Satisfies diverse demands by saving all fact data
    Distributed architecture allows storing of large-scale data and ensures fast data processing
    With a dynamic schema approach, schema changes do not require schema redefining
    Data can be processed at the record level in real time as tables are saved with no data loss


BigConnect Discovery is an end-to-end solution that supports the entire process of data discovery, from preparation of large-scale data to data visualization and exploration and to advanced analytics. The figure below is a summary of Discovery’s architecture and key features.


BigConnect Discovery performs analytics on its ingested data sources or other external data sources using various analytical tools and outputs analytical results in charts and reports. To utilize this system, you must understand its overall structure shown below:

Data Preparation

Data Preparation refines data from source data to be ingested into BigConnect. See Discovery Data Preparation for more details.
BigConnect Discovery Data Preparation
BigConnect Discovery Data Preparation

Data Storage

Data Storage manages data ingested into the Druid engine for analysis and visualization. See Discovery Data Management for more details.

Data analysis and visualization

Each module below allows users to perform visualization-based exploration and analysis of stored data.


Workspace provides an interface to manage its workbooks, workbenches, and notebooks used in an organization according to user access. See Discovery Workspaces for more details.
BigConnect Discovery Workspaces

Workbook, dashboard, chart

Workbook supports working on, sharing, and making a presentation with dashboards and charts using a PowerPoint-like interface. See Discovery Workbooks for more details.
BigConnect Discovery Workbook Dashboard
BigConnect Discovery Workbook Dashboard
BigConnect Discovery Workbook Dashboard


Notebooks enables advanced analytics based on machine learning by using Jupyter Notebooks. See Discovery Notebooks for more details.


The Workbench enables SQL data analytics. See Discovery Workbench for more details.
BigConnect Discovery Data Workbench

Data Monitoring

This function monitors data use based on data query statistics and query logs. See Discovery Data Monitoring for more details.
BigConnect Discovery Data Monitoring
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