Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI: Vendors Struggle to Meet Demands of IT and Business Users

It just wouldn’t be Spring without a new business intelligence Magic Quadrant to read.  This year’s analysis and comparison of the major vendors in the BI and Analytics markets contains many of the same players and the same trends and innovations as last year, with a few exceptions.

According to a TechTarget article: The big reveal in 2014’s Magic Quadrant for BI is the slowing disruption of traditional BI platforms by data discovery vendors. The report notes that 2013 was a year when mega-vendors such as IBM, SAP, and Oracle continued playing catch-up—hard-ball style—to data discovery disruptors such as Tableau, TIBCO Software, and Qlik, but those same disruptors struggled to make the leap in providing enterprise-grade features such as governance capabilities and scalability.

Get ready for the playing field to level out in 2014, says TechTarget, with Gartner authors saying they expect the disruptors and mega-vendors alike to add new features to data discovery tools and to give products a renewed focus.

Over at InformationWeek, Executive Editor Doug Henschen had this to say: The more things change, the more they stay the same. That adage could apply to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms for 2014, as the same vendors show up in the prized Leaders quadrant.

And though it remains in the Leaders quadrant, Oracle sank significantly on the Ability to Execute axis.  Oracle’s decline was tied to customer survey results showing that “recent Oracle BI releases received scores for customer experience, including support and product quality, that were among the lowest,” Gartner states.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for 2014 was authored by Rita L. Sallam, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau, Daniel Yuen and Bill Hostmann and is available here.

Gartner has also introduced its first ever Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms, a $2 billion market that includes both predictive analytics and data mining, featuring leading providers of advanced analytics platforms that are used to build solutions from scratch.

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

2014 Magic Quadrant

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