Power BI Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Helping over 250,000 organisations across the globe to drive a data culture, Microsft's Power BI has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & BI Platforms.

The author of this page: Roisin McLaughlin
Roisin McLaughlin, Marketing Director Feb 26, 2021

While competitors have lost ground moving down and left on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & BI Platform's, Microsoft's Power BI solution has for the 14th consecutive year emerged as a leader in BI.

With the report tracking Analytics and BI platform functionality across 12 critical capability areas, including Security, Automated Insights, Data Storytelling, Data Visualisation and Cloud Analytics, it is little wonder the solution has become the solution of choice for 97% of the Fortune 500.

2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & Business Intelligence Platforms.

Providing the flexibility of deployment, data preparation, visual-based data discovery, interactive dashboards and augmented analytics, Power BI can be deployed as a SaaS option running in the Azure cloud or as an on-premise option in Power BI Report Server.

Described as having a comprehensive and visionary product roadmap in the latest report, the core strengths called out within the report include;

  • Alignment with Microsoft 365 & Teams: With the inclusion of Power BI in the Microsoft 365 bundle and the increasing levels of MS Teams integration, a solution employed by over ten million users daily, the question most are asking when considering Analytics and BI platform selection is "why not Power BI?

  • Price / Power Combination: Despite the attractive price point, Power BI is packed full of clever features and functionality. Rich in capabilities including an enlarged set of augmented analytics and automated Machine Learning capabilities. Plus for users looking to turbocharge their use of AI, Power BI Premium includes AI-powered services such as text, sentiment and image analytics.

  • Scope of Product Ambition: With Gartner calling out Power BI's roadmap as both comprehensive and visionary, Microsoft's continued investment in a broad set of capabilities and integrations has paid off. Delivering the very latest and best in terms of data analytics to its audience base. Microsoft themselves have claimed some 80,000 users are already using the latest AI services with usage at scale prioritised through ML-driven automatic optimisation of materialised view on Azure Synapse to autotune query performance.

In addition to the core strengths listed above, Gartner noted that Power BI dominates the market in terms of user adoption.

Click here to access the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & BI Report

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