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Survey Analysis: Analytics and BI Platform Software License Fees Continue to Drop

Published: 31 March 2018

ID: G00369973

Analyst(s): James Richardson


Competitive pressure is driving analytics and business intelligence platform software license prices down. Although subscription-based pricing may prove initially attractive, data and analytics leaders need to look at license costs over the multiyear life span of product usage.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Overall Software License Cost Observations
  • Software License Cost by Type and Deployment Size
  • Comparison of Software Cost by License Type Over Time
  • Software License Costs by Vendor: The Microsoft Power BI Effect
  • Cost as a Limitation to Broader Deployment
  • A Final Note on Software Price Versus TCO
  • Methodology

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