Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms 2009

Recently, Gartner published its report called Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms 2009. This report is Gartner's opinion about the market of BI and their main vendors. Gartner defines the report: Early in 2008, the megavendors took ownership of a majority share of the business intelligence platforms market via acquisition. The repercussions of that consolidation are still working through the market, with a growing split in buying behavior becoming evident.

Gartner also published two other reports:

- Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites
Gartner defines the report: The market landscape for corporate performance management suites continues to dramatically change and grow. Users should evaluate vendors carefully according to business needs and their broader business intelligence and performance management strategies.

- Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems
Gartner defines the report: The data warehouse DBMS market is expanding at a record pace with new vendors, new offerings and high growth. We discuss this, the growth of appliance offerings and how data warehouse DBMS software-only vendors are responding with enhanced functionality and low-cost, market-entry solutions.

In the three reports, Gartner separates the vendors in four quadrants, considering the ability to execute and the completeness of vision. The reports define the market overview and also the strengths and the cautions of each vendor mentioned.

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