Gartner Research

Business Intelligence Tools: Perspective

Published: 19 June 2003

ID: G0093784

Analyst(s): Alan H. Tiedrich


Business intelligence is insight gained from analyzing quantitative business data. The major types of BI tools are enterprise BI suites and platforms, which support query, reporting and analysis.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Short History of BI
    • Types of BI Products
    • Enterprise BI Suites
    • Contrast: EBIS vs. BI Platform
    • Data-Mining Tools
    • BI Tools Trends
    • BI Architecture
    • BI Data Stores
    • BI Data Access and Delivery
    • Metadata
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
    • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Leaders
    • Enterprise BI Suites
    • BI Platforms
    • Emerging BI Platform Vendors
  • Insight

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