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BI Buyers Look For End-To-End Platforms — Qlik Acquires Podium Data

Boris Evelson
Boris Evelson
Vice President, Principal Analyst
July 24, 2018

Qlik, a Leader in our recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation on business intelligence (BI), has acquired Podium Data, a Contender in our big data fabric Wave. In a humble opinion of yours truly, this is further proof of a trend showing that BI buyers are increasingly seeking end-to-end platforms and solutions, rather than separate BI/ETL components that need to be integrated. Here’s just a short list (a sample, not all-inclusive) of BI vendors that offer a fully integrated BI, ETL, and (in some) DW platform.

Cloud-native BI platforms:

  • 1010data
  • GoodData
  • Salesforce

Native Hadoop/Spark (HARK) BI platforms:

  • Arcadia Data
  • Datameer
  • Kyvos Insights

Other relevant BI platforms:

  • Incorta
  • SiSense
  • ThoughtSpot
  • DimensionalInsight

I fully expect more BI vendors to acquire ETL and data catalog technologies in the near future.

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