February 21, 2012

The 2011/2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms — overview comments

This is one of a series of posts on business intelligence and related analytic technology subjects, keying off the 2011/2012 version of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms. The four posts in the series cover:

Gartner’s 2011/2012 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms is out. I shall now comment, much as I did on the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, and at more length than I did on the Gartner MQ for BI Platforms three years back.

I have one current link.

The first thing to note about any Gartner Magic Quadrant is its biases. Some of the bigger grains-of-salt for me were:

My concerns about that latter point include:  

Some of the more excusable “after all, we have to decide something” aspects were:

The whole Gartner Magic Quadrant was based on a decently thought-out set of 14 aspects of a “business intelligence platform”, which Gartner broke out as:

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3 Responses to “The 2011/2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms — overview comments”

  1. Third-party analytics : DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on February 21st, 2012 7:45 am

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  2. The 2011/2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms — company-by-company comments : DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on February 21st, 2012 7:48 am

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