In a streak that Microsoft would not want to break, the company has emerged as the leader in the Gartner Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for the second year in a row.
This is also the tenth year that Microsoft has landed on the "Leader" quadrant. The analysis entails a graph that measures a companys "ability to execute" versus its "completeness of vision".
The company credited its Power BI service for the recognition, saying that:
We’re humbled by this recognition for the innovation we’ve delivered with Microsoft Power BI in the past year, including significant growth in both the vision axis and execution axis since the 2016 report. But, more importantly, we’re encouraged by the progress we’ve made as a community in executing against the ambitious goal set when Power BI was made generally available only a short time ago in July 2015: Provide BI to more people than ever before, across all roles and disciplines within organizations.
Announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference back in 2013, Power BI has an active community of over 200,000 users who have submitted more than 6,000 ideas since July 2015 as part of the community feedback. The company announced Power BI embedded at Build last year, which scored support for R visualizations a few months later, to allow data visualizations within apps, and is promising to "move the needle even further in data visualization and exploration".
Microsoft also invited fans to the Microsoft Data Insights Summit taking place from June 12-13 in Seattle. You can learn more about the event here.
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