A través de un post the Tom Casey, me enteré que Microsoft fue confirmado como “leader” por tercer año consecutivo en el cuadrante mágico de Gartner. El cuadrante mágico de Gartner es un gran referente usado por las empresas para conocer cómo se posiciona una tecnología y producto con respecto a dos perspectivas: habilidad para la ejecución y la solidez o madurez de su visión. Más detalles acerca del cuadrante mágico de Gartner (en inglés) aquí: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Quadrant.
No tengo la gráfica del 2010 (hay que pagar por ella y hay derechos de autor :( ), pero como referencia les puedo mostrar la del 2009 que es pública en el sitio de Gartner: http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/cognos/vol6/article2/article2.html. Habrá que ver cómo se movieron todos los “puntitos” en la de este año.
Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms
Source: Gartner (January 2009)
A continuación el de Data Warehouse de diciembre del 2008:
Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems
Source: Gartner (December 2008)
Definitiviamente la ola de lanzamientos del 2010, pone a Microsoft BI y Data Warehouse como un un gran visionario usando su estrategia de “Pervasive BI” o “BI para todo y para todos”, basado en Sharepoint 2010, SQL Server 2010 y Office 2010 principalmente.
Copio a continuación parte del post original (en inglés) de Tom Casey, gerente general de Microsoft BI:
“We are pleased to be acknowledged by Gartner as a Leader in both the Business Intelligence Platforms Magic Quadrant and the Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant for the third year in a row.
We are happy to see this type of validation in our approach and strength of our technologies from the analyst community. Moreover, we are pleased that the high level of satisfaction within our existing Microsoft Business Intelligence customer community is called out as influential. Our rankings on these two reports reflect, in part, the quality and quantity of positive customer feedback Microsoft has received in the customer survey portion of the evaluations. Focus on familiar, intuitive user experiences delivered via a high quality, robust product families customers already know and use today is key to making BI truly pervasive.
Microsoft Business Intelligence delivers on the vision of “Pervasive Insight” by re-defining who the average BI user is. By providing end user BI capabilities through familiar Microsoft Office experiences such as SharePoint & Excel, we empower an entirely new segment of business users to build and consume rich BI solutions as part of their everyday work. Delivering the server-side capabilities to enable this via SharePoint Server and SQL Server gives IT a common, quality data foundation, feature rich collaborative decision making environment, and empowers IT oversight and insight into what solutions are being built and who is using them.
Building on this success, we are excited to release our next wave of the Microsoft Business Intelligence solution later this year. Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and SQL Server 2008 R2 further evidence our commitment making BI available to every organization and every user by introducing exciting new innovations such as:
Managed self-service business intelligence: empowering a new class of business users to build and share powerful BI solutions while still enabling IT to monitor and manage end-user generated BI solutions through SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel, and Report Builder 3.0. Check out http://www.microsoft.com/bi to learn more!
Deeper integration with SharePoint Server: expanding traditional BI scenarios with all the content and social capabilities available in SharePoint to provide richer collaborative experiences across business communities and organizations gain better insight and enable more informed decision making at all levels.
A trusted and scalable platform: supporting data consistency across heterogeneous business systems through Master Data Services, enabling high-scale complex event stream processing through StreamInsight and supporting scale-up scenarios for the largest available hardware (up to 256 logical processors).
SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (formerly Project code-named “Madison”) extending Microsoft’s leadership in data warehousing by offering massive scalability for the 100+ terabyte data warehouse at low total cost of ownership.
Gartner predicts that the BI Platforms market will remain one of the fastest growing software markets in large part because today’s competitive business climate depends on the optimization of strategy and execution. Better insight and oversight can be the difference maker between surviving and thriving. We keep listening to our customers and working hard to help them put better business intelligence in the hands of more decision makers at all levels of their organization. It’s this focus on users and making BI accessible to everyone that we believe differentiates Microsoft BI. Enabling everyone to make faster, more relevant decisions is our mission. We appreciate the continued recognition of the impact of our software in these reports. Above all, we value our customers voice in helping shape and validate this approach.
El link original del post es: http://blogs.msdn.com/bi/archive/2010/02/02/message-from-tom-casey-general-manager-microsoft-business-intelligence.aspx