Gartner Research

The Evolving Capabilities of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Published: 20 April 2018

ID: G00353081

Analyst(s): Joseph Antelmi


Analytics and business intelligence platforms are an essential part of a flexible, end-to-end architecture for integrating and analyzing diverse data sources. This research helps technical professionals identify and evaluate the capabilities of modern analytics and BI platforms.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is the Difference Between Traditional Enterprise Reporting and Modern Analytics and BI?
    • Semantic Layer
  • Modern Analytics and BI
  • Traditional Enterprise Reporting Platforms
  • Augmented Analytics
  • Key Capabilities of Analytics and BI
  • Support for Diverse Data Sources
  • IT-Enabled Data Models, Data Ingestion and Preparation
    • IT-Enabled Data Ingestion and Preparation
    • Where Augmented Analytics Can Help
  • Self-Service Content Authoring
    • Where Augmented Analytics Can Help
  • Free-Form, Dynamic Analytics
    • Where Augmented Analytics Can Help
  • Multichannel Collaboration
  • Flexible Governance, Administration and Operations
  • Modern BI, Logical Data Warehouse, and Data and Analytics Stack
  • Risks


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