Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, 2005

Published: 05 July 2005

ID: G00127569

Analyst(s): Alexander Linden , Lee Geishecker, Bill Hostmann, Howard J. Dresner, Bill Gassman, Donald Feinberg , Kurt Schlegel , Nigel Rayner, Mark Beyer , Andreas Bitterer, Frank Buytendijk , Ted Friedman , Gareth Herschel


Compliance, the continuing data explosion and increasingly complex business environments keep driving business intelligence forward. From a technology perspective, BI is a healthy market with continued convergence and innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Analytical Process Controlling
    • 64-Bit Hardware
    • Cross-Enterprise Analytics
    • Visual Business Intelligence Development Tools
    • Open-Source Database Management Systems
    • Text Mining
    • Embedded Analytics
    • Open-Source Business Intelligence
    • Collaborative Business Intelligence
    • Data Warehouse Appliances
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Convergence of Enterprise Business Intelligence Suites/Business Intelligence Platforms
    • SOA-Enabled Business Intelligence
  • At the Peak
    • Business Activity Monitoring/Real-Time Business Intelligence
    • Virtual Data Federation/Enterprise Information Integration
    • Dashboards/Scorecards
    • Corporate Performance Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Business-to-Business Business Intelligence Extranets
    • Business Application Data Warehouses
  • Climbing the Slope
    • ETL Embedded in Database Management Systems
    • Metadata Tools
    • Data Quality
    • OLE DB for OLAP/MDX and XML/A
    • Data Mining Workbenches
    • Business Intelligence Platforms
    • Web Analytics
  • Entering the Plateau
    • ETL Tools
    • Online Analytical Processing
    • Enterprise Business Intelligence Suites
    • Production/Formatted/Web Reporting
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • Lightweight Reporting
    • Business-to-Consumer Business Intelligence Extranets
    • Reporting as Part of Enterprise Business Intelligence Suites
    • Guided Analytics
    • Advanced Visualization
    • Extensible Markup Language for Analysis (XML/A) Standard
    • XML Enablement/Business Intelligence Web Services
    • OLE DB for OLAP/MDX
    • Analytical CRM as Part of Business Intelligence
    • Data Mining as Part of Business Intelligence
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
  • Appendix B: Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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