Gartner: Augmented Analytics Ready for Prime Time

Augmented analytics, an approach that uses machine learning, natural language processing and other automation tools, is poised to dominate the data analysis and business intelligence markets by 2020, according to a closely watched forecast that ranks relative newcomer Microsoft far and away the leader in this maturing category.

Gartner Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant” review of the analytics and BI sector released this week ranks Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) head and shoulders above its nearest competitor, Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA). The formula gauges vendors based on their ability to execute their analytics strategy and “completeness of vision.”

Author: George Leopold

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