List of Data Visualization Players

August 17, 2015

I read “CI Radar Delivers New Competitive Intelligence Coverage of the Data Visualization Market.” In the story which explains a tracking and monitoring tool from a competitive intelligence firm was a little chunk of information. The story contains a list of the players which the competitive intelligence firm considers important in the Hollywoodization of analytic system outputs. Who loves a great chart? Certainly generals, mid tier consultants, and MBA students.

Here’s the list of data visualization players:

  • Adobe (ah, the magic of the creative cloud)
  • Advizor Solutions
  • Afs Technologies
  • BeyondCore
  • Birst
  • Centrifuge Systems
  • Chartio
  • ClearStory Data
  • DataHero
  • Datameer
  • Datawatch
  • Dell (visualization and not laptops?)
  • Domo
  • Dundas
  • GoodData
  • Halo
  • iDashboards (maybe free for academics?)
  • Inetsoft Technology
  • Infor (I think of this outfit as a CRM vendor)
  • Informatica (now owned by Permira)
  • Information Builders
  • International Business Machines (IBM) (which unit of IBM?)
  • Jinfonet Software
  • Logi Analytics
  • Looker
  • Manthan
  • Microsoft (my goodness)
  • Microstrategy
  • OpenText (is this the Actuate or the Talend acquisition?)
  • Panorama Software
  • Pentaho (don’t forget this is Hitachi)
  • Phocas Software
  • ProfitBase
  • Prognoz
  • Pyramid Analytics
  • Qlik
  • RapidMiner
  • Roambi
  • Salesforce (a surprise to me)
  • SAP (interesting?)
  • SAS (also interesting?)
  • Sisense
  • Splunk (a bit of a surprise)
  • Synerscope
  • Tableau Software
  • Teradata (Is this Rainstor, ThinkBig or another chunk of acquired technology?)
  • ThoughtSpot
  • TIBCO (is this Spotfire?)
  • Viur.

I would point out that some of the key players in the law enforcement and intelligence community are not included. Why would a consulting firm want to highlight the companies which are pioneering next generation, dynamic, interactive, and real time visualization tools. Although incomplete from my vantage point, how long will it be before Forrester, Gartner, and other mid tier firms roll out a magic wave rhomboid explaining what these companies are doing to be “players”?

Stephen E Arnold, August 17, 2015


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