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The Rise of Data Discovery Has Set the Stage for a Major Strategic Shift in the BI and Analytics Platform Market

Published: 15 June 2015

ID: G00277789

Analyst(s): Cindi Howson, Josh Parenteau, Rita Sallam


Traditional BI platform vendors are under pressure to remain relevant in a market where data discovery is driving most net new buying. They face difficult choices as market demand for open, flexible architectures forces them to rethink the proprietary semantic layer that most have adhered to.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Incumbent vendors will need to augment data discovery development efforts with increased focus and investment on the modernization of the semantic layer and open accessibility if they want to remain relevant in the market
  • New vendors will continue to emerge with self-service data preparation and provisioning capabilities offering modern alternatives to the traditional semantic layer that will further marginalize incumbent vendors that fail to evolve with the market

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