This year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms is now available. Birst is thrilled to be positioned as a ‘Challenger’ within the report for the second year in a row.

According to Gartner, “It is very likely that 2015 will be a critical year in which democratizing access to analytics will continue to dominate market requirements and stress the need for governance. Next-generation data discovery capabilities that leverage advanced analytics, but hide its complexity to simplify business user data preparation and automate pattern exploration, are likely to be more important enablers.”

We couldn’t agree more. Birst defined the pioneering vision of what a cloud BI and analytics set of capabilities should look like. We fundamentally changed the way the world views and leverages data. Today’s customers are recognizing Birst for its 2-tier analytics technology because it enables companies to combine centrally managed enterprise data with decentralized user-generated data to deliver a unified view of the entire organization.

Birst is delivering innovation and disrupting a market that is primed for a changing of the guard. As the pioneer in Cloud BI, Birst is committed to its customers and will continue to take advantage of the ever-expanding adoption within the Cloud BI market.

Gartner defines a business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform as a software platform that delivers 17 capabilities across three categories: information delivery, analysis and integration. The report evaluated 24 different software vendors, placing Birst in the Challengers Quadrant based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. If you would like to access the full report, it is available at no charge from the Birst website here .

*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, Rita L. Sallam, Bill Hostmann, Kurt Schlegel, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau, Thomas W. Oestreich, February 23, 2015

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