2021-07-28T05:39:00Z
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your opinion of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & BI Platforms?

Hi community,

Here are the rankings reflected in this MQ:

3 Leaders:

  • Microsoft
  • Tableau
  • Qlik

7 Visionaries:

  • ThoughtSpot
  • Tibco Software
  • Oracle
  • Sisense
  • SAS
  • SAP
  • Yellowfin

3 Challengers:

  • Google (Locker)
  • Domo
  • MicroStrategy

7 Niche Players:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Pyramid Analytics
  • Board
  • Infor
  • Information Builders

What are your thoughts on this set of vendors in this category? What would be your choice?

Thanks

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Claudine Beron - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO, Initiate Government Solutions at Initiate Government Solutions
User
2021-07-30T13:53:54Z
Jul 30, 2021

Gartner is pay to play. In other words, if you don't pay Gartner a fee, they won't include your product in the MQ.  


There are many companies in this space, and the larger are represented, spending their marketing dollars for branding using the MQ. 


We use PowerBI, SAS, Matlab, SAP, Tableau, Informatica, which are determined by our customers for best fit. No tool will provide you everything you need, so kick the tires before you buy.

Wiboon Thabsuwan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at IMD Company Limited
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Oct 13, 2021

@Claudine Beron I agreed. Right now, vendors probably can buy for sitting on MQ. 

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Jairo Willian Pereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2021-09-01T12:12:18Z
Sep 1, 2021

Unfortunately, this is in Portuguese (pt-BR), but it's worth reading (even via Google Translator). 


That vision can change your all future decisions forever. One day, I translate it into English.


"When Gartner's Magic Quadrant isn't the best option for your company": https://www.linkedin.com/pulse...

Paul Kellett - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Practioner - Consultant at KIS Ltd
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Top 10
2021-07-30T10:37:40Z
Jul 30, 2021

In my experience, I've found Gartner to be of little value in the BI sphere. I believe this is partly due to the very fractured nature of BI offerings and trends with a surprisingly wide range of functionality. It's hard to come up with groups of products/vendors to compare. I would struggle to compare Qlik with SAP, for instance. They satisfy very different but partially overlapping needs in very different ways.


I've been reading Gartner reports in this general area since the mid-90s and often disagreed with their evaluations and found their implied predictions to be frequently incorrect. Again, partly because there are an awful lot of dead BI products covering different elements out there and crystal ball gazing in this space is very difficult.


The BARC offerings are based on surveys of what actually is occurring and tend to offer more value IMO.

Jairo Willian Pereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2021-08-10T21:05:59Z
Aug 10, 2021

Microsoft PBI grew and improved a lot. Tableau and Qlik are very easy and interesting but, all 3 solutions are very expensive.


If you are starting, you may try using OBIIE (an Oracle free solution for some type of licenses), Pentaho or any version of Hadoop-Like platforms.


It's important to remember that standard GMQ21 represents a general score/vision and in some cases, it's important you re-setup geographical, costs and business variables inside the Gartner platform. 

Djalma Gomes, Pmp, Mba - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at Data Pine
Vendor
Top 5
2021-08-02T14:51:06Z
Aug 2, 2021

Not everybody understands Gartner's Magic Quadrant.  The X axis represents completude of vision and the Y axis represents the ability to deliver what is supposed to.


Choices should be made upon your business needs and not Gartner´s opinion.

Djalma Gomes, Pmp, Mba - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at Data Pine
Vendor
Top 5
Aug 12, 2021

@Evgeny Belenky, I get it.  
Although Google acquired Looker, they also have the "Google Data Studio".  

The same thing happened to Tableau who was acquired by Salesforce.  
Previously, Salesforce had Einstein Analytics that recently changed its name to Tableau CRM. Therefore, they placed this tool in the market as a niche tool for marketing and sales data accessing the Salesforce database. 

Amazon has QUICKSIGHT. This tool is not such a strong player in BI sector but Amazon is a big player in the market like Google and Microsoft and they have recently acquired NICE. So, in the years to come, major players will keep investing hard in BI and AI and pretty soon, platforms will embrace all aspects of a Self Service BI and AI tool.  

ETL or Data Virtualization, Data Visualization, Machine Learning algorithms, Data storage, collaboration, natural language, etc, ...  They are already doing this.  Alteryx for instance emerged as an AI and ETL tool but it has improved a lot in terms of Data Visualization.  Alteryx and tableau have always been partners but I have seen them more like competitors in recent years.

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Account Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
2021-08-02T14:05:45Z
Aug 2, 2021

As Claudine said, to be included in the MQ you have to pay with a lot of the ranking based on the volume of software sold. 


Not one single tool will cover all use cases within an enterprise (even Gartner say that) and I have customers using various tools. However, ThoughtSpot and its self-service search capability is extremely popular especially via our managed service platform because you can start small and grow. 


IBM Cognos is still popular however it is being challenged by Power BI and ThoughtSpot with Qlik and Tableau still seen as pixel-perfect visual tools. I didn't really come across the others on the list.

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Mark Hunt - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Insights Manager at rackroom
User
2021-08-31T19:58:25Z
Aug 31, 2021

does alteryx not get included?  

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Sep 1, 2021

@Mark Hunt no, it isn't included. Would you recommend it? Why?
Thanks.

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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
2021-07-28T05:49:35Z
Jul 28, 2021

Hi @Okay Akdeniz , @Dawn McClure , @Tony Moore ​and 
@Ariful Mondal. What are your thoughts on this selection? 


Thanks.

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