I’ve been working with Business Intelligence (BI) tools for a number of years now, and my collection of vendor water-bottles is slowly building up. BI vendors are good at keeping their analysts hydrated, but where is this industry actually headed?
When we look back over 2019, we see some major acquisitions in the Business Intelligence (BI) vendor tool space, which suggest a certain coming-of-age, re-shaping or maturity for this industry. For example, Tableau was acquired by Salesforce for $15.3bn (June, 2019), Looker was bought by Google for a reported $2.6bn (also June, 2019), Qlik snapped ...
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