The Business Intelligence Guide
   BI Strategy | BI Program | BI Projects | BI Data | BI Infrastructure | BI User Tools | BI Vendors | Resource Guides | Articles | BI Blog | BIG Bookstore

Get a FREE Sample of the
The Total BI Guide
THE LOGICAL ORGANIZATION

and receive the
TLO NEWSLETTER
Just enter your details below

Email:
Name:
 
HOME
 
Business Intelligence
BI Strategy
BI Program Guide
BI Tools
- Dashboards
- Scorecards
- Operational BI
- Analytics
BI Software Solutions
Data Management
Databases
DataWarehouses
Decision Support
Marketing Tools
Industry Solutions
Case Studies
BI Surveys & Awards
RESOURCES
ARTICLES
BI EVENTS
BI NEWS
Sitemap

About the Author

View Gail La Grouw's profile on LinkedIn

Google+ Gail La Grouw

Bookmark and Share

BI Solution Marketplace


BI Solution Market Streams

Customer demand and competitive vendor pressures are dividing the BI solution market into four pillars:

Specialization

Specialization involves best-of- breed ETL, BI and analytic applications software vendors. These companies have a deep focus on the

DW Generation

  • Ascential
  • Ab Initio

DW Access Tools

  • Crystal Decisions
  • Information Builders

Industry Solutions

  • Fair Isaac
  • Cartesis
  • Reveleus

 

Currently, these specialty vendors are showing little interest in moving into the business analytics market, being outside their traditional core expertise.

 

Packaged Solutions

Focus on packaged analytic applications involves BI vendors (e.g., Cognos, SAS, Business Objects, Hyperion and SPSS), ETL vendors (Informatica) and ERP vendors (SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle) that are increasingly providing prepackaged analytic applications.

 

Integrated Database-Analytics Platforms

Integrated database platforms for analytics are evolving from relational database management system [DBMS] vendors that dominate the DW management market segment, mainly:

Relational database vendors are embedding both BI and DW generation functionality into their databases, creating analytic platforms that include:

  • Basic ETL
  • Database management tools and utilities
  • Support for multidimensional analysis and data mining

This provides a complete platform layer for developing analytic applications. Read more on datawarehouse solutions.

 

Analytic Application Development Platforms

Analytic application development platforms are emerging from partnerships between BI and ETL vendors. This includes:

These vendors are now offering development platforms that incorporate ETL and BI tools along with development templates and related systems administration tools.

Their target is analytic application developers who build custom or packaged analytic applications to suit the specific needs of end users.

Some vendors also provide their own packaged analytic applications.

 

On Demand [SaaS] BI

On Demand business intelligence in becoming a popular choice with small and medium businesses. Often these organisations do not have the resources to deploy expensive BI solutions, yet still need predictive insight to remain competitive.

Cloud computing [a form of SaaS] widens the onDemand offering to the platform level, wrapping a tighter security framework around sensitive corporate data.

More on BI On Demand

NEXT: Business Intelligence Software

Back To Top

Get Clear About BI With This Comprehensive Guide To BI Strategy, Program & Technology


BI Solution Index | Market | Gartner Eval. | Comparisons | BI On Demand | BusinessObjects | Cognos 8 BI | IBM | Information Builders | MS PerformancePoint | MS Sharepoint | Microstrategy | Oracle BI | SAP BI | SAS | Teradata | BI Virtual Appliances | BI Vendor Updates | 2008 BI Offerings

Bookmark and Share
 


LEADING WITH SPI

How to Increase Profits & Improve Productivity Using the SPI Model

STRATEGY + SPM + BI
Leading with SPI

Now Also Available in
EBOOK VERSION

Find out more