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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms


Traditional BI market share leaders are being disrupted by platforms that expand access to analytics and deliver higher business value. BI leaders should track how traditionalists translate their forward-looking product investments into renewed momentum and an improved customer experience.

Published: 23 February 2015

ID: G00270380

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam , Bill Hostmann, Kurt Schlegel , Joao Tapadinhas , Josh Parenteau, Thomas Oestreich

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • BI and Analytics Platform Capabilities Definition
    • The 13 Critical Capabilities and Use Cases

Magic Quadrant

  • Overview of Magic Quadrant Positioning
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alteryx
    • Birst
    • Board International
    • Datawatch
    • GoodData
    • IBM
    • Information Builders
    • Logi Analytics
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • OpenText (Actuate)
    • Oracle
    • Panorama Software
    • Pentaho
    • Prognoz
    • Pyramid Analytics
    • Qlik
    • Salient Management Company
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • Tableau
    • Targit
    • Tibco Software
    • Yellowfin
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Other Vendors to Consider 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 Large Data Volumes
    • Smart Data Discovery and Natural-Language Generation
    • Search-Based Data Discovery
    • Link/Graph-Based Data Discovery
    • Data Discovery
    • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Other BI Platform Vendors

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
    • Ability to Execute Criteria
  • Completeness of Vision
    • Completeness of Vision Criteria
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Summary of Challenger Positions
    • Visionaries
    • Summary of Visionary Positions
    • Niche Players
    • Summary of Niche Positions


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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