This document summarizes the best practices for implementing a WebFOCUS 8 architecture to support business requirements. It is intended for Information Builders technical professionals and customers responsible for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of the WebFOCUS Business Intelligence (BI) platform. The goal is for customers to use these best practices to create an architecture that is aligned with their short-term and long-term goals.
The Best Practices documentation will be updated on a regular schedule. We will address gaps in the documentation based on feedback.
This manual includes the following chapters:
Describes the significance of understanding business requirements that are the basis for building an architecture.
Outlines the key building blocks for building the infrastructure to support the WebFOCUS 8 solution.
Outlines best practices for sizing new applications and growing the infrastructure for existing applications.
Describes various aspects of data architecture.
Describes best practices for creating standards for application development.
Covers measures for restoring WebFOCUS 8 applications, following a catastrophic event.
Outlines best practices for designing a WebFOCUS 8 architecture to support a WebFOCUS solution.
Outlines best practices for creating systems that are robust and reliable to meet Service Level Agreements.
Outlines best practices for defining a WebFOCUS 8 security framework.
Covers key aspects of administering WebFOCUS 8.
Describes key aspects of using Change Management utilities to support a WebFOCUS 8 production deployment.
Describes best practices for using Resource Analyzer to collect and leverage statistics about WebFOCUS 8 applications usage.
Guides customers through the iterative process of developing and executing performance benchmarks by tuning configuration parameters for applicable components.
Outlines best practices for rolling out a live application.
Outlines the processes and procedures for the varying stages of the WebFOCUS 8 Roadmap.
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