Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms
In 2012 Data Discovery became a mainstream part of BI and analytic architecture. The market also saw increased activity in real time, content and predictive analytics. The leaders in the market include Microsoft, IBM, Tableau, QlikTech, Oracle, SAS, MicroStrategy, Tibco Spotfire, Information Builders, and SAP.
Gartner defines the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform market as a software platform that delivers 15 capabilities across three categories:
- Integration: BI Infrastructure, Metadata management, Development tools, Collaboration
- Information Delivery: Reporting, Dashboards, Ad hoc query, Microsoft Office integration, Search-based BI, Mobile BI
- Analysis: Online analytical processing (OLAP), Interactive visualization, Predictive modeling and data mining, Scorecards, Prescriptive modeling, simulation and optimization
Gartner also wrote that although the vast majority of BI applications can be called "descriptive", (for example reports and dashboard), there is an growing number of organizations building predictive and diagnostic analytics.
Significant developments in 2012 were:
- MicroStrategy significantly improved Visual Insight.
- SAP launched Visual Intelligence.
- SAS launched Visual Analytics.
- Microsoft improved PowerPivot with Power View.
- IBM launched Cognos Insight.
- Oracle bought and integrated Endeca.
- Actuate bought Quiterian.
Here is the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.
The leading companies include:
Microsoft, IBM, Tableau, QlikTech, Oracle, SAS, MicroStrategy, Tibco Spotfire, Information Builders, and SAP.
The full report is available at spotfire.tibco.com/en/gartner-mq2013.aspx thanks to Spotfire, one of the leaders in the report.