Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Published: 02 March 2017

ID: G00303250

Analyst(s): Joao Tapadinhas , Thomas Oestreich , Cindi Howson , Rita Sallam , Carlie Idoine , James Richardson


The BI market has shifted to more user-driven, agile development of visual, interactive dashboards with data from a broader range of sources. Data and analytics leaders should augment or upgrade traditional BI platforms to modern platforms that improve business value and speed time to insight.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Alteryx
    • Birst
    • Board International
    • ClearStory Data
    • Datameer
    • Domo
    • IBM (Cognos Analytics)
    • IBM (Watson Analytics)
    • Information Builders
    • Logi Analytics
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • Oracle
    • Pentaho
    • Pyramid Analytics
    • Qlik
    • Salesforce
    • SAP (BusinessObjects Cloud)
    • SAP (BusinessObjects Lumira)
    • SAS
    • Sisense
    • Tableau
    • ThoughtSpot
    • TIBCO Software
    • Yellowfin
    • Zoomdata
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Admin, Security and Architecture
    • Data Source Connectivity
    • Cloud BI
    • Self-Contained ETL and Data Storage
    • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Metadata Management
    • Embedded Advanced Analytics
    • Smart Data Discovery
    • Interactive Visual Exploration
    • Analytic Dashboards
    • Mobile Exploration and Authoring
    • Embed Analytic Content
    • Publish, Share and Collaborate
    • Platform and Workflow Integration
    • Ease of Use and Visual Appeal
  • Use Cases
    • Agile Centralized BI Provisioning
    • Decentralized Analytics
    • Governed Data Discovery
    • OEM or Embedded BI
    • Extranet Deployment
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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