Table of contents of the Business Intelligence Tools Survey

1.Study participants4
2.Study background and set-up5
2.1Is Business Intelligence still relevant?5
2.1.1What’s in a name?5
2.1.2Is it worth the investment?6
2.1.3The four phases of Business Intelligence6
2.2Enterprise Buisness Intelligence products7
2.3Database and packaged products7
2.4Data discovery & visualization products7
2.5Innovative, new and niche products7
3.Motivation for the Business Intelligence study8
3.1How the study was carried out8
4.Graphs per category & ranking13
4.1Infrastructure and Architecture13
4.2Cloud architecture14
4.3Functionality and completeness15
4.4Usability and Visualization16
4.5Mobile Business Intelligence17
4.6Hardware and servers18
4.7Performance Issues & Big Data19
4.8Predictive Analysis (Data Mining)20
4.9Search and Alerting21
4.10Performance Management22
4.11Security and Connectivity23
4.12All Categories24
5.Expert opinion on each Business Intelligence tool29
5.1Enterprise Business Intelligence products29
5.1.1- IBM Cognos 10.2.130
5.1.2- SAP BusinessObjects – Enterprise XI 4.0/FP332
5.1.3- Information Builders (IBI) – WebFOCUS 8.0134
5.1.4- SAS Institute – Enterprise BI Server 9.436
5.1.5- MicroStrategy 9.4.137
5.1.6- Pentaho 5.139
5.2Database and Packaged Products40
5.2.1- Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)41
5.2.2- SAP NetWeaver BI 7.3 (powered by HANA)42
5.2.3- Microsoft BI 2014 (Power BI included)44
5.2.4- Oracle Hyperion – System 945
5.3Data Discovery & Visualization 45
5.3.1- QlikView 11.246
5.3.2- Tableau Software 8.247
5.3.3- Board Management Intelligence Toolkit 8.148
5.4Innovative, new and niche products48
5.4.1- Bizzscore Suite 7.449
5.4.2- Yellowfin 7.050
5.4.3- Style Intelligence 11.550
5.4.4- JasperSoft 5.551
6.Some comments about Pricing52
7.User opinion & sentiment analysis53
7.1The overall sentiment54
7.2What’s in a name: Analytics or Business Intelligence?55
7.3Career opportunities56
7.4Big Data: buzz or booming?57
7.5Mobile BI sentiment analysis58
8.Conclusions and Recommendations59
8.1Who do you want to use the product?59
8.2What is my existing infrastructure?59
8.3What are the volumes involved?59
8.4What is my budget?59
8.5What is most important for your organisation?59
8.6Who do I want to do business with?59
9.About Passionned Group61
10.Appendices – Only in the Enterprise Edition62
10.1Appendix A1: Infrastructure and architecture62
10.2Appendix A2: Cloud Architecture65
10.3Appendix A3: Core Functionality66
10.4Appendix A4: Usability and visualization70
10.5Appendix A5: Mobile Business Intelligence71
10.6Appendix A6: Performance Issues & Big Data74
10.7Appendix A7: Predictive Analysis (Data Mining)76
10.8Appendix A8: Search and alerting77
10.9Appendix A9: Performance Management78
10.10Appendix A10: Security and connectivity80
11Appendix B1: Explanation of Terms & the questionnaire82-97

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