The analytics and business intelligence marketplace is as crowded as ever. The scope of what constitutes analytics software is a bit blurry, and this makes selecting the best possible BI tool a daunting task. Modern tools encompass much more than legacy reporting, with capabilities ranging from data integration and data preparation to data quality, governance, and even machine learning. Advanced data visualization and cloud connectivity are the new normal for BI and analytics in the current environment, and augmented analytics is soon set to be the industry standard.
In that spirit, we’ve turned our gaze to the future of analytics and business intelligence. Whether its the release of an innovative new product, a bump in venture capital, or inclusion in one of the top analyst reports, these are the providers that have earned watch list status from Solutions Review for the year ahead. The vendors are listed in alphabetical order and have specific areas of expertise.
Periscope Data provides data workers full control over the analytics lifecycle, including ingestion, storage, analysis, visualization, and reporting. It also offers tools for non-technical users so they can drill down into the data quickly to answer questions. The platform is available in three versions, and gives users the tools to build simple dashboards in flash all the way to prototyping machine learning models for predictive analytics. Periscope was recently named the fourth-fastest growing company in America in Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500. CRN also called them one of the Hottest Data Analytics Startups of the year.