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Technology Insight for Ongoing Modernization of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Published: 28 June 2019

ID: G00388934

Analyst(s): Carlie Idoine , James Richardson, Rita Sallam


Analytics and BI platforms now commonly deliver business-led self-service analytics, and the second wave of modern platforms that disrupted IT-led enterprise reporting tools is expanding its capabilities. Data and analytics leaders should plan further changes to deliver a mix of analytic workloads.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Data Source: From Relational, On-Premises to Data Everywhere
    • Data Source: Upfront Modeling — From Required Data Warehouse to Optional
    • Data Ingestion and Preparation: From IT-Produced to IT-Enabled
    • Content Authoring: From IT-Created to Business-User-Created
    • Analysis: From Predefined Reporting to Free-Form Visual Exploration
    • Insight Delivery: From Distribution to Collaborative Storytelling
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Upgrade or Complement
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Recommendations

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