Forrester Research calls Microsoft`s Business Intelligence value proposition
‘hard to beat pricewise’ on their new Enterprise BI Platform Wave.
Second good news is that Microsoft has moved from the Strong Performer
Category into the Leaders Category.
PowerPivot and self-service BI in general are also highlighted in the report
and empathized as a key technology in in-memory analytics.
Business Intelligence is one of the top increasing enterprise software
markets and Microsoft can offer a solution which includes SQL Server 2008 R2,
SharePoint 2010 and PowerPivot.
The Forrester Report also mentions disadvantages of the Microsoft BI
offering: It does not run on non-Microsoft platforms and has got gaps in common
metadata model and federated access to heterogeneous sources.