According to Gartner, the BI and analytics platform market is undergoing a fundamental shift from IT-led consolidation and standardization projects for large-scale systems-of-record reporting to user-driven demands for access to interactive styles of analysis and insights from advanced analytics that do not require them to have IT or data science skills. As demand from business users for pervasive access to data discovery capabilities grows, IT wants to deliver on this requirement without sacrificing governance.
Vendors are assessed for their support of four main use cases:
- Centralized BI Provisioning: Supports a workflow from data to IT-delivered-and-managed content.
- Decentralized Analytics: Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics.
- Governed Data Discovery: Supports a workflow from data to self-service analytics to systems-of-record, IT-managed content with governance, reusability and promotability.
- OEM/Embedded BI: Supports a workflow from data to embedded BI content in a process or application.
Qlik’s position as a Leader in this Magic Quadrant is driven by a strong vision around governed data discovery with the introduction of Qlik Sense and a high level of market understanding.