Gartner Information Technology Research

Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Published: 17 March 2020

ID: G00407174

Analyst(s): Kurt Schlegel , James Richardson, Rita Sallam , Austin Kronz , Julian Sun


The analytics and business intelligence platform market has transitioned from the visual data discovery era to the augmented era. Data and analytics leaders should begin piloting capabilities that enable the “augmented consumer.”

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Birst
    • BOARD International
    • Domo
    • IBM
    • Information Builders
    • Logi Analytics
    • Looker
    • Microsoft
    • MicroStrategy
    • Oracle
    • Qlik
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
    • SAS
    • Sisense
    • Tableau
    • ThoughtSpot
    • TIBCO Software
    • Yellowfin
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Security
    • Manageability
    • Cloud
    • Data Source Connectivity
    • Data Preparation
    • Model Complexity
    • Catalog
    • Automated Insights
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Data Visualization
    • Natural Language Query
    • Data Storytelling
    • Embedded
    • Natural Language Generation
    • Reporting
  • Use Cases
    • Visual Self-Service Analytics
    • Enterprise Analytics
    • General Analytics
    • Embedded Analytics
    • Augmented Analytics
    • Cloud Analytics
    • Advanced Analytics
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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