Gartner’s BI Magic Quadrant For 2018

Bruno Aziza looks at the new Gartner magic quadrant for business intelligence solutions:

For the first time in 3 years, Gartner dropped a significant amount of vendors off its quadrant.  There were 24 vendors in the firm’s quadrant in 2016 and 2017.  This year, the Magic Quadrant only lists 20 vendors…that’s a 16% quadrant reduction.  Has the market shrunk?!

Not exactly: the market has evolved….and in a pretty predictable way actually.  Take a look at our 3-year-movement analysis table below: we see a pretty consistent story, e.g. the big are getting bigger, some of the visionaries got absorbed (or disappeared) and few ‘trend-setters’ graduated up.

Read on for more.  The leader quadrant pretty much fits my expectations in terms of the major vendors and their rank ordering.

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