Monday, January 31, 2011

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms 2011

Gartner, a well-recognized information technology research and advisory company, published its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms (link to Oracle reprint, this is the permanent link) for 2011, Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00210036, authored by Rita L. Sallam, James Richardson, John Hagerty, and Bill Hostmann.

Oracle, unsurprisingly, continues to be positioned in the "Leaders Quadrant", for the fifth year running.

Here are some excerpts from the Gartner Research Note (emphasis mine):
Oracle customers indicate they deploy the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform to support among the most complex deployments in our survey. Their scope of deployments tends to be the widest across an enterprise — regionally/nationally and globally deployed versus in a single or multiple departments — while OBIEE supports, on average, among the largest numbers of users, the highest data volume, broadest product functionality use, and highest complexity of analytic workload.

Oracle's OBIEE platform is considered the BI standard in more of its customers' organizations (survey respondents) than any other vendor's platform (considered a standard in 85% of their organizations compared to the survey average of 56%).

Some links on Oracle BI:
Business Intelligence Foundation
Enterprise Performance Management
BI Publisher