After a long discourse and analyses analysts may come up with some respectable metric. Challenge comes if you want to know the effect of some diversions or digress. This might pose challenges so critical that analysts get highly frustrated. It is impossible to draw maps with every infinitesimal changes of variables , parameters, conditions and constraints.
What-if-analytics is that focussed analytics solution which draws a ‘geo-fencing’ around critical points. An analyst would first pin a point and then draw an ‘open neighbourhood’ which would be a space of approximate value.
What-if-analytics is a technique that can only be handled programmatically and through advanced mathematical techniques for Big Data Analytics.