Gartner’s New 2015 Magic Quadrant Reports are Out

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Gartner_Magic_Quadrant_logoGartner recently has published the 2015 editions of its Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, Advanced Analytics Platforms, and Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. Gartner collected feedback directly from customers to create these vendor profiles so these reports can be invaluable to help you decide which platform is right for you. Here are some highlights from the latest MQ reports:

For the third year in a row, Tableau is positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms. The report is based on detailed questionnaires from actual BI users, and contains reviews of all vendors’ strengths and cautions. Gartner placed Tableau highest in ability to execute. Tableau loves helping people become data heroes, and strives to offer products that are easier to use, accessible to everyone, and simple to integrate with existing systems. Tableau is pleased to be in the outlier position.

Logi Analytics moved significantly on the “completeness of vision” axis of the Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms – more than any other vendor. When they saw the quadrant, they understood why their movement was so significant.  As the industry evolves, traditional “big-stack” BI players continue to shrink, while self-service capabilities and usability are paramount. Only those who deliver data discovery are moving in the right direction. By introducing a new data discovery product in 2014 and working to deliver on the promise of self-service BI, Logi has quickly adapted to anticipate market demands.

Birst, a leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, was positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms report.

Birst defined the pioneering vision of what a cloud BI and analytics set of capabilities should look like. Customers are recognizing Birst for these capabilities and for our ability to execute. As more organizations plan to democratize analytics and leverage data assets to win in today’s marketplace, Birst’s 2-tier data architecture provides a powerful solution that delivers user-ready data to everyday business users across an organization,” said Jay Larson, CEO, Birst.

Pyramid Analytics saw impressive growth driven by accelerated customer acquisition in the past year and a doubling of the company’s global workforce. This momentum culminates in advanced placement in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms where it has been placed further along both axes.

The market is rapidly evolving from departmental BI to more mature, cross-departmental BI for the enterprise. This is where Pyramid Analytics has built its expertise from the beginning,” said Omri Kohl, co-founder and CEO of Pyramid Analytics. “The responses from our customers gave us a ‘big mover’ advantage in the Garter MQ, validating that our governed data discovery platform offers all users the necessary assurance that the data they are working with provides everyone with the same version of the truth.”


For the second year in a row, Alteryx has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. Organizational demand for advanced analytics is no longer confined to a small number of specialist users. The goal at Alteryx is to address this shift by empowering analysts to be able to deliver the deeper business insights their decision makers require, much faster than traditional approaches.

Alpine Data Labs, a leader of Advanced Analytics Software on big data was positioned as a “Visionary” in the new 2015 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics  Platforms report.

We believe our movement to ‘Visionary’ reflects the momentous growth we’ve experienced over the past year, as well as the significant enhancements to our technology platform,” says Joe Otto, CEO, Alpine Data Labs. “We are establishing a firm foothold in the enterprise space by enabling Fortune 1000 companies to manage the entire analytics lifecycle on a platform that is scalable, accessible, collaborative and optimized for Big Data.”

Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based predictive analytics (PA) software, has been included in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. This represents Predixion’s first appearance in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, which reflects the company’s continued momentum in the marketplace.

We believe our inclusion in the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics affirms our vision to deliver real-time, predictive analytics directly to front line decision makers to improve business outcomes,” said Simon Arkell, CEO of Predixion Software. “Whether in healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing or the Internet of Things (IoT), our ability to get predictive insights where they are most actionable is the ultimate payoff for our customers.”



EXASOL, a provider of in-memory analytic database technology, was placed in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics.

EXASOL customer references constantly praise EXASOL for its performance, because it is an in-memory columnar DBMS, but also for its price. Its ability to manage hybrid disk and memory persistency allows customers to adjust price/performance and hardware needs,” according to Gartner.

Providing a fast and cost-effective in-memory analytic database, EXASOL’s customer base has grown by 90 percent in the last year, bringing the total number of customers using it to drive fast, actionable insights from their data to 80, spread across 12 countries.

At the heart of EXASOL’s success is its people and their passion,” said Aaron Auld, EXASOL’s CEO. “There is nothing more telling than satisfied customers and we are delighted to see this reflected in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics report. Our customers – some of which have migrated from the large vendors in an effort to seek simplicity – are always telling us that our technology ‘just works’ and needs very little maintenance and support for it to run. We make our customers’ lives easy and enable them to do what they need to do with analytics.”

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has debuted in the Gartner 2015 Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics Magic Quadrant as a Challenger. Additionally, MapR, a pure-play Hadoop vendor, has been positioned furthest along the completeness of vision axis in the Challengers Quadrant.

MapR recognized early on the need to build a utility-grade Hadoop distribution, one that can stand up to the demands of organizations worldwide,“ said Jack Norris, CMO, MapR Technologies. “We are extremely proud of our debut as a challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and feel that it is a direct reflection of our advantages in getting customers up and running on Hadoop quickly, and enabling them to expand to handle real-time, mission-critical workloads.”

1010data, a Big Data Discovery platform that uniquely combines a complete analytical platform with all of the relevant data clients need, has been positioned in the “Challengers” quadrant in Gartner’s February 12, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. 1010data’s focus on Big Data Discovery that enables quick and actionable insights from unlimited volumes of data is aligned with Gartner’s report on the future of data warehouse and data management solutions for analytics as “in 2015, the data warehouse market continues its evolution of the past several years and now includes broader data management solutions for analytics.”

The data warehousing and analytics market has evolved greatly during the past 12 months, and 1010data has continued to drive innovation in the marketplace through the introduction of integrated, Big Data-scale visualization and in-database application development with QuickApps,” said Sandy Steier, CEO and Co-founder of 1010data. “We go beyond the hype of Big Data and deliver actionable insights that provide real ROI for our customers. Most people think of Big Data as an experimental area, but virtually all of our 700 customers are in production. Gartner’s recognition comes as another milestone in a year in which 1010data has achieved significant growth and delivered products that continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.”


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  1. Don’t forget the data integration magic quadrant which should come out in the summer!