Strategic advisory and analyst firm Constellation Research recently released findings from its Constellation ShortList for Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. The report, which was authored by Doug Henschen, highlights 5 solutions to know, presenting vendors in different categories of the market relevant to early adopters. Constellation compiled the list through conversations with early adopters, independent analysts, and briefings with solution providers. The ShortList evaluation is updated on a 180-day schedule.
The Q1 2018 report features the following providers:
- Microsoft Power BI
- Oracle Analytics Cloud
- Tableau Online
The Constellation ShortList for Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms evaluates more than 25 providers categorized in the marketplace. The analyst house uses a proprietary threshold criteria for vendor inclusion. Constellation considers multi-tenant delivery of BI, data management capabilities, breadth of analysis tools, mobile reporting, and collaboration functionality when evaluating tools in this space.
Constellation provides a definition of why this market is noteworthy for early adopters of predictive technologies. The report adds: “Cloud-based business intelligence offerings do more than just ease the burden of deploying and administering infrastructure and software. Cloud BI can help companies gain deep, contextual insights from combinations of internal and external data.”
According to the report, “intuitive visualizations and interfaces are a must” when users aren’t assumed to have advanced analytics training. Constellation also believes that 60 percent of important data will not be owned, but accessed, by the year 2020.
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