Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Modern Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Published: 23 October 2015

ID: G00291721

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


The BI and analytics platform market's multiyear shift of focus from IT-led reporting to business-led self-service analytics has reached a tipping point. Modern BI platforms support organizational needs for greater accessibility, agility and analytical insight from a diverse range of data sources.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Data Source: Upfront Modeling — From Required to Optional
    • Data Ingestion and Preparation: From IT-Produced to IT-Enabled
    • Content Authoring: From IT-Created to Business-User-Created
    • Analysis: From Predefined Reporting to Free-Form Visual Exploration
    • Insight Delivery: From Distribution to Collaborative Storytelling
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Recommendations

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