Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

A Dashboard Spy reader and I were discussing our predictions for the rankings of Business Intelligence platforms likely to be found in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics report. These annual reports get published by Gartner in Q1 of the year.

Another reader asked if we could post the current year results. For reference, here is the Magic Quadrant for 2014.

2014 Magic Quadrant for BI

2014 Magic Quadrant for BI

Click here to view the full report:

Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant Report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

The report details Gartner’s opinion of each vendor including the strengths and cautions that they feel most important. I find the cautions particularly important.

It’s very instructive to compare Magic Quadrant diagrams from different years.

Here’s the 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI:

2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence

2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence

The implications of this year’s report and the trends of previous years was brought to my attention via this great must-read post:

Jen Underwood on Gartner 2014 BI Magic Quadrant

She highlighted these helpful diagrams from PivotStream:

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