Gartner Information Technology Research

Evolving the Capabilities of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Published: 18 March 2020

ID: G00466972

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 data and analytics technical professionals take advantage of the capabilities of modern analytics and BI platforms.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Modern Analytics and BI
  • Traditional Enterprise Reporting Platforms
  • Augmented Analytics
  • Deploying Multiple Analytics and BI Platforms Is a Norm
  • Key Capabilities of Analytics and BI
    • Support for Diverse Data Sources
    • IT-Enabled Data Models, Data Ingestion and Preparation
    • Self-Service Content Authoring
    • Free-Form, Dynamic Analytics
    • Multichannel Collaboration
    • Flexible Governance, Administration and Operations
    • Embedded Analytics
  • Modern BI and the Broader Analytics and AI Architecture
    • Architect for a Portfolio of Intelligence and Analytics Systems
    • Implement Collaborative Platforms for Building and Trading Analytics Outputs
    • Consolidate When Possible, and Support Diversity When Necessary
  • Risks


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