Gartner Research

China Summary Translation: 'Four Steps to Successful Real-Time Analytics'

Published: 27 April 2017

ID: G00328171

Analyst(s): Melody Chien , W. Roy Schulte


Real-time analytics can enable more accurate and timely decisions about digital business. But to fulfill that promise, data and analytics leaders must update analytic models frequently, deploy system "guard rails," share realtime data more broadly, and undertake explicit decision modeling.

Table Of Contents



Four Steps to Successful Real-Time Analytics

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Pursue Decision Management as a Discipline Analogous to Data Management and Business Process Management
  • Use System "Guard Rails" and Human Oversight to Prevent Real-Time Mistakes
  • Provide a Common Operating Picture Through Personalized Views of Current Data and Analytics
  • Track the Results of Real-Time Decisions, and Modify Rules and Analytics Frequently to Maintain Quality

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.