Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

A few days ago Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. This year Gartner revised the Completeness of Vision axis to reflect the fact that addressing both of the following continue to elude all vendors:

  • Business users’ requirements for ease of use to discover and visualize data
  • Enterprises’ IT-driven requirements, such as enterprise features for governance, administration and scalability

For 2014’s emphasis, Gartner added the following tool requirements:

  • Geospatial and location intelligence
  • Embedded and embeddable analytics
  • Business user data mashup and modeling
  • Support for big data sources

…and depreciated the following capabilities:

  • Scorecards – now combined with dashboards
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics now moved to new “Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms”

As a result:

  • Tableau, QlikTech, Good Data, and Pentaho made the most progress in 2013, advancing on both the Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute axis
  • Microsoft lost top place in the Ability to Execute to Tableau and Qlick
  • IBM remained the leader (SAS is a very close second) in the Completeness of Vision