Microsoft has emerged as the leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, repeating last years achievements.

The quadrant essentially entails a graph that measures a company ‘ability to execute’ versus its ‘completeness of vision’

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics 2017

Microsoft has credited its Power BI service for the recognition, and say;

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…

…The mantra that drives us is “five minutes to wow” – our relentless focus to enable a user to sign up for Power BI within five seconds and get business value from the service within five minutes. Customers around the world are realizing this vision and capitalizing on the promise of self-service BI by making it a reality at massive scale.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI is a market research report published by the US research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. The Magic Quadrant aims to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants.