Gartner Positions Tableau Software as a “Leader” in Magic Quadrant Report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Tableau placed as a Leader for first time; Gartner’s full report available on Tableau website

Publish Date: February 7, 2013 - 12:45pm

Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Tableau as a “Leader” in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report. This is the first time that Tableau has appeared in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner defines the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform market as a software platform that delivers 15 capabilities across three categories: integration, information delivery and analysis. The full report is available at no charge from the Tableau website at

The report evaluated 24 different software vendors on 13 different criteria and placed Tableau in the Leaders quadrant. In other analyst reports, including BARC’s annual BI Survey of worldwide business intelligence users, Tableau is cited for key strengths, including its intuitive interactive experience, direct query access, ease of deployment and ability to analyze large data sets.

“We believe Tableau is a leader in the Magic Quadrant because we’ve successfully challenged traditional business intelligence technologies. Customers everywhere are benefiting from our disruptive and refreshing approach that puts data into the hands of everyone,” said Christian Chabot, Tableau’s Chairman, CEO and Co-founder.

Irish Life has been transformed since deploying Tableau. “I think we’ve certainly seen a seismic shift in our appreciation for quality data and easy to use tools to analyze and explore it more freely across the business,” said Paul Egan, IT Manager of Business Intelligence at Irish Life. “More and more people are seeking information. They want to use Tableau to create that information, because they believe in the power of its visual capability. They actually believe in the importance of sourcing their data from authenticated sources that we’re providing to the business for use in Tableau.”

Tableau is designed for enterprises to rapidly and visually analyze data in any format and of any size. Tableau’s BI suite brings business dashboards and data visualization to organizations of all sizes. Tableau Desktop lets people create interactive reports, dashboards and visualizations using an easy drag and drop interface. Tableau Server provides a complete web-based business intelligence solution for distribution, sharing and collaborating.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” by Kurt Schlegel, Rita L. Sallam, Daniel Yuen, Joao Tapadinhas. February 5, 2013.

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