On Feb. 26, Gartner published its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, in which it described what constitutes a Modern Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) Platform.
Independent research studies by recognized industry analysts are an important tool for companies evaluating software solutions and the vendors that offer them. For vendors, these studies can act as unbiased confirmation of their claims. Meanwhile, customers can use this research to help them navigate a crowded market and find products that are best tailored for their particular use cases.
Gartner recently published its 2016 Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report, which evaluated products from the 24 vendors that were included in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms.
It had to happen, and it’s a good thing. There’s a solution for the latest conflict that has pitted CIOs against departments: the battle over business intelligence (BI). The answer is called “Networked BI” and it empowers users to work freely with data while delivering trust, governance, and agility at scale.
Business users are increasingly adopting self-service BI tools that enable them to work with data on their own, reducing and in some cases eliminating their dependence on a centralized IT function. Unfortunately, the proliferation of these tools within an organization can introduce governance problems, resulting in a greater risk of analytical silos and reporting chaos. IT leaders are being challenged by decentralized business teams to deliver speed, autonomy and ease of use, but they have struggled to meet these demands without compromising security, consistency and trust in the data.
If you’ve ever wondered about the data behind all those dots in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics, your curiosity is about to be satisfied. In their newest research paper, “Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms”, Gartner has essentially pulled back the curtain by giving clients a valuable tool that helps them understand vendor scores and find out which solution best fits their particular use case.