IDC Report on the BI Market

Courtesy of Sam Batterman, I’ve just come across the following IDC report on the BI market which is available as a free download from Microsoft here:
I’m sure this is destined to be quoted in thousands of Microsoft BI sales pitches over the next year or so (it’ll make a nice change from relying on the OLAP Report all the time); while the point that Microsoft had much larger growth than any of its major competitors in the BI space in the last year is the one that’s going to get the most attention, there’s a lot of other interesting stuff in there too. The theme that larger vendors like Microsoft are going to be more successful over the next few years than pure-plays like Business Objects and Cognos is echoed in an entry on Andy Hayler’s blog today:

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