The business intelligence landscape is being reshaped by a number of key trends, including visual analytics, self-service delivery, unstructured data, cloud, and mobile computing, making BI interfaces that present actionable insight more valuable to organizations than ever before.
Visual analytics provide a way to explore data at a much deeper level with engaging views, spatial representations, and easier self-service exploration.
Big data represents an ocean of possible insight which has yet to be thoroughly leveraged. Cloud computing can push BI to new levels by supporting massive amounts of data. And finally, mobile BI applications can allow analytics to be readily accessed to employees who previously had no access to analytics.
The goal is to embed business intelligence more widely and more deeply into the enterprise so that insights from analytics can inform day-to-day business decisions.
Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Business Intelligence Solution:
Winner: Tableau Server
Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite