For simplicity, we grouped all BI products together for this analysis. There are material differences between types of BI solution, however, that factor into any evaluation. In broad terms, we segment the BI product category into:
- Discovery/ Visualization
- Full Stack
- Cloud Full Stack
- Open Source Based
We consider predictive analytics and functional-specific BI as distinct categories which we did not include here.
When evaluating your options, first determine which class of product is most appropriate for your use case, then compare products within that class. We will be making this selection process easier when we publish our inaugural Buyers’ Guide to BI Software later this quarter. In the interim, visit the BI Category on TrustRadius to begin your research.