January 8, 2009

The business intelligence funk

Gartner analyst Andreas Bitterer’s rarely-updated blog has gotten some recent attention because of his kerfuffle with Yves de Montcheuil of Talend.   Reading same, I went on to notice another post by Andreas that captured my own feelings, to wit:

Sure, the BI market has enjoyed consistent growth, has seen a lot of action on the M&A front, technology has advanced significantly (I remember when gigabytes were considered wild), and yet we are still discussing same old business intelligence. I keep hearing vendors announce that the next version of their tool will be able to address that untapped market within their customer base, growing penetration beyond those 10-15% that are using BI today. I heard this 5 years ago already, but what has changed since then? Not much.

Of course, that post was probably met with considerable PR/AR outreach to the effect “I’m so glad you said that. OUR firm really IS different, and we’d love to tell you about how.”


2 Responses to “The business intelligence funk”

  1. Some reasons business intelligence is in a funk | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on January 10th, 2009 1:03 am

    […] wrote recently that BI is in a “funk”.  Let me now offer a few ideas as to why that is […]

  2. Dave Menninger on January 12th, 2009 11:11 am

    Given the mention of Andreas Bitterer and BI Funk, you might enjoy this video which offers a perspective on the challenge of BI.


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