Gartner Business Intelligence Report

The Gartner Magic Quadrant

Since there is no standard definition of what a “Business Intelligence” platform is, it is helpful to see how Gartner defines it. In the report “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms”, Gartner defines a BI platform as delivering 14 capabilities that are grouped under three headings:

  • Integration
  • Information Delivery
  • Analysis

These 14 capabilities are listed below:

  • Integration
  • BI infrastructure
  • Metadata management
  • Development tools
  • Collaboration
  • Information Delivery
  • Reporting
  • Dashboards
  • Ad hoc query
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Search-based BI
  • Mobile BI
  • Analysis
  • Online analytical processing (OLAP)
  • Interactive visualization
  • Predictive modeling and data mining
  • Scorecards

Click here to read the Gartner report.