Business Intelligence

Forrester defines the business intelligence (BI) market as a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that leverage the output of information management processes for analysis, reporting, performance management, and information delivery. Research coverage includes executive dashboards as well as query and reporting tools.

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  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: SAS Bets Its Future On An Insight Platform

    The New SAS Viya Platform Is At The Heart Of The Firm's Modernization Strategy

    SAS has large industry footprint and a long tradition as an advanced analytics leader. If you work for a large enterprise, SAS is likely present somewhere at your organization. However, SAS has been...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Insight Platforms Accelerate Digital Transformation

    A New Class Of Software Makes It Easier To Turn Big Data Into Action

    All of your business digital ambitions involve better analytics, but the complexity of managing big data and advanced analytics is driving down satisfaction, despite investment. Read this report to...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also relational? These...

    • Downloads: 780
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Big Data, Q1 2016

    Big Data Is Critical Technology For Insights-Driven Businesses

    To remain competitive, firms absolutely must mine insights from vast and diverse data sets. However, the complexity of the big data technology ecosystem can stall key initiatives to improve customer...

    • Downloads: 732
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: IoT And Analytics Startups Can Turn Insurers Into "The Good Guys"

    Insurers Deliver Broader Services, Greater Engagement, And More Value With New Technologies

    The property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry is notoriously conservative. But in the age of the customer, this old-guard loyalty to the status quo needs to change. In this brief, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 324
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Key Trends That Are Shaping How We Manage Enterprise Content

    Landscape: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    This report identifies the current inflection points in the enterprise content management (ECM) market. Five key trends are shaping how enterprise architecture (EA) professionals address their ECM...

    • Downloads: 1626
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Monsanto Relies On Neo Technology To Deliver Faster Analytics On Connected Data

    With graph database technology gaining maturity, enterprise architects should consider making it part of their database management plans to support faster analytics and transactions, especially for...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Data Preparation Tools

    Data Self-Service Breaks Down Barriers In Systems Of Insight

    Analysts and consumers of data both spend significant amounts of time wrangling data in order to conduct analyses and gain insights. The data in their systems lacks the context of their questions,...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Adaptive Intelligence Powers The Data Economy In China

    Embrace Real-Time Multidirectional Data Sharing To Deliver Customer Obsession

    Companies used to leverage their internal data assets for the sole purpose of understanding their customers, partners, and market landscape. But in the age of the customer, they must take a more open...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect Your Predictive Analytics Capability, Part 2

    Chinese Companies Are Leveraging Predictive Analytics To Engage Customers

    Predictive analytics has become a strategic cornerstone to enabling digital business and differentiating customer experiences. To respond to increased digital competition and disruption, enterprise...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Emerging Technology: Translytical Databases Deliver Analytics At The Speed Of Transactions

    Next-Generation Databases Seamlessly Support Both Transactions And Analytics

    Blazing-fast performance for both transactions and analytics is the goal of the new and emerging database category that Forrester calls translytical databases. Powered by in-memory technology and a...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect Your Predictive Analytics Capability, Part 1

    Chinese Companies Are Leveraging Predictive Analytics To Engage Customers

    Predictive analytics has become the key to helping businesses — especially those in the highly dynamic Chinese market — create differentiated, individualized customer experiences and make...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The Path From Data To Action For Technologists

    How Technology Managers Will Elevate Systems Of Insight

    The blistering speed of change in data and analytics will heat up more in 2016, making it harder than ever for enterprise architects and technology managers to make sense of it all. In this brief,...

    • Downloads: 438
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Four Things Data Scientists Wish You Knew

    Get The Most Out Of Your Data Science Investments

    In a business environment increasingly characterized by the imperative to use deeper insights to engage customers and outpace competitors, data science is a hot topic. But data science is very...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Why Data-Driven Aspirations Fail

    Our Annual State Of Strategic Planning, EA, And PMO Online Survey Shows Why Architects' Data-Driven Aspirations Will Underdeliver

    Data-driven hopes are high. Forrester's Q3 2015 Global State Of Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, And PMO Online Survey indicates that a large majority of enterprise architecture (EA)...

    • Downloads: 277
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018


    The Age Of The Customer Will Drive Firms To Increase Their Investments In End-To-End Technology Solutions


    Five years into the age of the customer, investments in mobile, cloud, big data, predictive analytics, and social technologies are booming. But unlike previous technology cycles, tech investments...

    • Downloads: 2231
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

    A Serial DBMS Entrepreneur Looks At Big Data

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Digitizing Operational Processes, Q2 2015

    A Digital Business Needs Operational Excellence To Drive Customer Experience

    As enterprises look to become customer-obsessed, digital initiatives have risen in priority. Investment in new mobile and online solutions has improved digital connections with customers — but...

    • Downloads: 570
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Graph Databases

    Connected Data Helps Deliver Intelligent Information Insights

    To support the demands of the digital business, enterprise architects must consider how best to link large volumes of complex, siloed data. Linking a few data sources is often simple, but to do so...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:A Framework For Information Management And Consumption Technology

    Tools And Technology: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Enterprise architects carry the heavy responsibility of planning for elaborate implementations of complex technology. They must weigh the implications of the plans for all of the related architecture...

    • Downloads: 1826
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Big Data Architectures Force An Overhaul Of Roles And Responsibilities

    Moving Data Prep To The Edges Provides The Scalability We've Been Missing

    Business intelligence (BI) and analytics investments are not sustaining expected returns, but business decision-makers can expect evolving data management and analytics technology, married to...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Preparation Tools Accelerate Analytics

    Machine Learning Powers Tools That Prepare Data For Analysis

    It takes too long to get data in the hands of business analysts and data scientists. Tedious manual processes and waterfall, requirement-driven data preparation flows are to blame. This brief defines...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric BPM Technology, Q4 2014

    The shift to customer centricity has disrupted an aging business process management (BPM) software market with deep roots in the back office and a mixed track record for driving efficiency and worker...

    • Downloads: 544
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Top Five Technical Big Data Questions

    The volume of big data-related inquiries from Forrester clients has mushroomed in the past year, indicating that enterprise architects have moved from casually watching the space to planning actual...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: Now Through 2020

    Make These Emerging Technologies Part Of Your BT Agenda

    Emerging technology plays a big role in firms' profitability and their customers' digital experiences. Yet enterprise architects struggle with the speed of new technology delivery and constantly...

    • Downloads: 1922