Self Hosted BI¶
This is a guide to setup IFS Advanced Analytics and IFS Analysis Models products where the BI Infrastructure is self-hosted by the customer.
Depending on the IFS Deployment Model and where customer wants to host the BI Infrastructure like SQL Server etc, there are four different scenarios supported.
IFS Analysis Model¶
The main product documentation for IFS Analysis Models is here.
|Deployment Scenario||IFS Cloud Hosting1||BI Infrastructure Hosting||IFS Analysis Models|
|Scenario 1||Remote 2||Customer On-Prem||Supported|
|Scenario 2||Remote 2||Customer Azure Cloud||Supported|
|Scenario 3||Cloud 3||Customer Azure Cloud||Supported|
|Scenario 6||Cloud 3||Customer On-Prem||Supported|
1 Refer IFS Cloud Deployment Models.
2 IFS Cloud production environment is hosted in a "remote" location of customer's choosing.
3 IFS Cloud is hosted by IFS and provided Software as a Service (SaaS).
Power BI Integration¶
The main product documentation for Power BI Integrations are here.
|Deployment Scenario||IFS Cloud Hosting||BI Infrastructure Hosting||Power BI Integration|
|Scenario 1||Remote||Customer On-Prem||iFrame Integration|
|Scenario 2||Remote||Customer Azure Cloud||IFS Advanced Analytics (Power BI Embedded)|
|Scenario 3||Cloud||Customer Azure Cloud||IFS Advanced Analytics (Power BI Embedded)|
|Scenario 6||Cloud||Customer On-Prem||iFrame Integration|
Time estimation for setup¶
To work through this guide and setup IFS BI it will take roughly 5 hours. This should be done by someone who is comfortable to setup resources in Microsoft Azure.
|1. BI Infrastructure Setup||4 hrs|
|2. Connect to IFS Cloud||30 mins|
|3. Environment Setup||15 mins|
|4. Deploy Tabular Models||1-3 hrs *|
* Depends on the number of models and amount of data in each model.
There are four steps in this guide:
1. BI Infrastructure Setup¶
Follow the relevant detailed guide below to setup the BI Infrastructure.
IFS Analysis Models
- For Scenario 2 & 3: IFS Analysis Models - Infrastructure setup for Azure
- For Scenario 1 & 6: IFS Analysis Models - Infrastructure setup for On-Prem
IFS Advanced Analytics (Power BI integration)
- For Scenario 2 & 3: Advanced Analytics - Infrastructure setup for Azure
2. Connect to IFS Cloud¶
After setting up the BI infrastructure, we need to connect them to IFS Cloud. Follow the relevant detailed guide below based on where IFS Cloud is deployed and where the BI Infrastructure was setup.
|Scenario||IFS Deployment Model||BI Infrastructure||Detailed Guide|
|Scenario 1||Remote||Customer On-Prem||Connect On-Prem BI Infrastructure to IFS Cloud Remote|
|Scenario 2||Remote||Customer Azure Cloud||Connect Azure BI Infrastructure to IFS Cloud Remote|
|Scenario 3||Cloud||Customer Azure Cloud||Connect Azure BI Infrastructure to IFS Cloud|
|Scenario 6||Cloud||Customer On-Prem||Connect On-Prem BI Infrastructure to IFS Cloud|
3. Environment Setup¶
Once the BI Infrastructure is setup and they are connected to IFS Cloud, one final configuration is needed to setup the "sql environment" within the IFS Solution Manager.
4. Setup Tabular Models¶
After the environment is configured in Solution Manager refer below guide for data loading, scheduling and tabular model deployment.
You may also follow the detailed training course - "IFS Analysis Model Essentials" which can be found on https://ifs.sabacloud.com.