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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived

Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.

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CSurdak
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CSurdak,
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4/28/2016 | 12:16:27 PM
Irrelevance
Having lived inside the bellies of one of the ERP beasts for a few months, it is safe to say that Gartner's assessment of the market is wholly accurate. The incumbents' insistence upon sticking to old, dated, almost comically out-of-touch approaches and technology is reflective of institutional arrogance, inertia and laziness that was breathtaking to witness first-hand. The notion of cloud-based batch processing is so laughably obtuse that the whole thing comes off as a college fraternity prank that got a little bit out of control. And the notion of being a cloud "market leader" by migrating clients from unused on-premise licenses to unused "cloud" licenses shows the degree of contempt which which customers, analysts and investors are held.
JM499
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2/19/2016 | 1:36:00 PM
Not surprising
"Central IT" as a concept no longer really exists - or at least we can say it has diminished significantly.  A decade of layoffs, outsourcing, budget restrictions, and organizational restructuring have reduced any central IT to a shadow of it's former self.  Who does the CIO report to?  The CFO.  Or there is no CIO.

Lines of business therefore have to fend for themselves.  This is not a new concept as central IT traditionally was slow to deliver.  They had a big "ship" to turn in terms of managing enterprise tools and maintaining control. Shadow IT systems were always rampant.  Tableau and other similar vendors are catering to shadow system, line of busines users and they are winning.  Right place at the right time.

So the news that Oracle dropped off the Gartner grid is not surprising at all.  They were late to the cloud and held onto the enterprise model for too long - hoping that this would all blow over as a fad.  The only hope the Oracle has in the BI space is there BI Cloud Service offering - which is based on industry standard for business intelligence reporing - Oracle Business Intelligence.  It's going to take time to gain traction, but let's not forget that Oracle has a massive client footprint with the Oracle Database, Oracle E-Business Suite, and other technologies.  I think we will see Oracle re-emerge in this new market in the next few years - but it may take longer to get back into the upper right quadrant.

-My humble opinions
DDURBIN1
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2/10/2016 | 9:37:00 AM
Mode-2 from Mode-1?
Interesting Gartner considers Mode-2 as the desired under pinning of all infrastructure while today Mode-1 actually is the under pinning of all infrastructure.  Gartner then penalizes Oracle while Microsoft's offerings are pretty much the same.  Both Oracle and Microsoft have a hodge-podge of acquired ERP products that muck up any strategy to go from Mode-1 to Mode-2.  To add insult to injury Gartner picks two products that have NO Mode-1 offerings to be upper Quadrant. 
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