A New Business Analytics Wave On The Horizon
The analytics and business intelligence software industry has completed its transition from the IT-centric reporting products that dominated the 1990s and early 2000s to today's more business-centric analytics software that emphasizes self-service usage by business users and everyday knowledge workers. The shift has spawned a new generation of business analytics platforms from startups that compete with new products from long-established players.
But market researcher Gartner notes that even as this transition ends, a new "wave of disruption" has begun in the business analytics arena with new and established vendors developing "augmented analytics" products that use machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to mine new insight from voluminous – and sometimes fast-moving – data.
Which business intelligence and analytics software vendors are leading the way with these transitions? And who are the followers? Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms gives us some clues.