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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Published: 20 February 2014

Summary

Data discovery capabilities are dominating new purchasing requirements, even for larger deployments, as alternatives to traditional BI tools. But "governed data discovery" — the ability to meet the dual demands of enterprise IT and business users — remains a challenge unmet by any one vendor.

Included in Full Research

  • BI and Analytics Platform Capabilities Definition
    • The 17 Categories
  • Summary of this Magic Quadrant
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Actuate
    • Alteryx
    • arcplan
    • Birst
    • Bitam
    • Board International
    • GoodData
    • IBM
    • Infor
    • Information Builders
    • Jaspersoft
    • Logi Analytics
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • Oracle
    • Panorama Software
    • Pentaho
    • Prognoz
    • Pyramid Analytics
    • Qlik
    • Salient Management Company
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • Tableau
    • Targit
    • Tibco Software
    • Yellowfin
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Interesting Vendors That Did Not Qualify for Inclusion
    • Real-Time Process and Operations Intelligence
    • Hadoop-Based Data Discovery
    • Collaborative Decision Making, Collaborative BI and Collaborative Performance Management
    • Integrated BI and Corporate Performance Management
    • Cloud BI
    • New Approaches to Big Data
    • Search-Based Data Discovery
    • Link/Graph-Based Data Discovery
    • Data Discovery
    • Other BI Platform Vendors Worth Considering
  • Ability to Execute
    • Ability to Execute Criteria
  • Completeness of Vision
    • Completeness of Vision Criteria
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Analysts:

Rita Sallam Joao Tapadinhas Josh Parenteau Daniel Yuen Bill Hostmann

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How does a Gartner Magic Quadrant™ work?

A Magic Quadrant is a tool that provides a graphical competitive positioning of technology providers to help you make smart investment decisions. Thanks to a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Magic Quadrant provides a view of the four types of technology providers in any given field:

Leaders execute well against their current vision for changing market rules but do not yet execute well.

Visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules but do not yet execute well.

Niche Players focus successfully on a small segment or are unfocused and do not out-innovate or outperform others.

Challengers execute well today or may dominate a large segment but do not demonstrate an understanding of market direction.

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