Gartner was very positive about QlikTech's QlikView BI product and moved the company into the Leader's Quadrant. Whichever mega-vendors are considering acquiring QlikTech, they realize that the price tag just went up.
There are several BI newcomers to the vendor list, such as Bitam, Corda Technologies, and Salient Management Company. Thanks to a change in rules (Gartner lowered the requirement for the number of customer survey responses from thirty to twenty), Actuate, Panorama, and Jaspersoft were included in the report.
Although Pentaho met the requirements for survey responses, the open-source BI vendor failed to meet a minimum $15 million revenue threshold.
According to Gartner, the clear BI leaders are Microsoft, Oracle, MicroStrategy, and IBM (Cognos). In that Leader quadrant but closer to the line of other classifications are Information Builders (WebFOCUS), SAS, QlikTech (QlikView), and SAP (Business Objects).
There are no Visionaries in the MQ. Gartner lists two Challengers to the Leaders: Tableau and Tibco Software (Spotfire). The other ten vendors land in the Niche player box.
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