Advanced analytics platforms, Gartner says, not only make experienced data scientists more productive, but are increasingly targeted at “citizen data scientists.” Providing these “power users” (whose primary job function is outside of the field of analytics) with a visual workflow environment for leveraging predictive analytics, considerably expands the segment of the analytics market—advanced analytics—that Gartner predicts will attract 40% of enterprises’ net new investment in business intelligence and analytics by 2020.
In its most recent Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms, Gartner has moved Dell into the Leaders quadrant, joining SAS , IBM, KNIME, and RapidMiner. Two years after acquiring StatSoft, Dell “has executed on an ambitious roadmap,” says Gartner. The latest milestone in this roadmap was announced on April 14, 2016, when they introduced a new release of the product, Statistica 13.1. New features address ease of use for citizen data scientists, heterogeneous data environments, and the rapidly growing IoT analytics requirements.