Comparing Business Intelligence Platforms for your Mid-Size Organization
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Overview: The EMA Business Intelligence Continuum is a set of business intelligence related features and functions organized into five categories to act as a framework for classifying enterprise BI platforms. This paper reviews a recently conducted a comparative survey based on the five categories of the EMA Business Intelligence Continuum along with foundational system elements that include infrastructure, security and product support. The Continuum acts as a framework to define and compare critical factors contributing to enterprise class business intelligence platforms and in the paper, EMA looks at the functionality available in:
• Birst Agile Business Analytics 5.22
• MicroStrategy Business Intelligence v9.23
• Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g
• SAP Business Objects BI 4.0
Each of the above vendors is analyzed across a wide variety of features and functions and helps readers to understand how business size can influence the administration and operational components of TCO in implementing a BI solution.