May 2024 Newsletter


Volume 1 Issue 5

May 9, 2024

Dresner Advisory May 2024 News

“With the growing force of artificial
intelligence and generative AI, self-service BI has garnered renewed interest, with the promise of making BI more accessible to a larger community of users.”

Howard Dresner, founder and chief
research officer, Dresner Advisory

Here’s a look at current and upcoming activity.

Market Studies

We published the 9th annual Self-Service Business Intelligence Market Study in April. Self-service BI builds upon governance, data storytelling, collaborative support, generative AI, natural language analytics, and Guided
Analytics® to create an environment where users can easily create and share insights in a managed and consistent fashion.

We also released two companion reports covering Guided Analytics® and Collective Insights®. Guided Analytics improves time to insight and action by supporting the creation of connections between related and relevant information and directing and suggesting analytical story flow.

Collective Insights incorporates user governance to the concept of collaborative BI, where people and organizations work together to develop a common understanding, build consensus, and support organizational decision making.

Next up is the 15th annual flagship Business Intelligence Market Study, due for publication at the end of May.

Expected 2024 titles and dates are listed on the welcome page of the portal.

New! Special Reports

We have developed a new category of research called Special Reports.

Initially these will be based on vendor performance data from the 2024 flagship market studies. The first two are focused on Analytical Data Infrastructure, one covering Databricks vs Snowflake, and the other examining Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

We plan to issue more special reports based on the flagship BI and EPM as well as thematic reports throughout the year.

Research Insights

Research Insights cover a wide range of topics to inform readers of key developments in the industry. These are authored with our end user constituents in mind, to draw attention to the hot topics data leaders are facing and offer our analysts’ recommendations.

Recent titles include:
– Why Data Leaders Need to Care about Active Data Architecture
– Criticality of MDM to Data Leadership
– 5th Annual Business Intelligence Value Index®: Focus on Revenue to Deliver More Business Value From BI

Please contact me if you have questions about usage of the Research Insights. They are included for internal use in your subscription, but you may leverage your units for external distribution.

Generative AI Interface to Dresner Portal

Smart Access to our Research Assets (S-A-R-A, for short), our portal’s generative AI chat interface, is now available.

S-A-R-A provides a Gen AI connection into our vast research findings within our Market Studies and Research Insights.

When you log into the portal you’ll see a top line menu for S-A-R-A. It is in late beta, so if you encounter any issues, please let us know.
Remember, any seat holder can download and share any of our research within your organization. If you have questions on usage, need help logging on, or would like to update your organization’s seat holders, please contact me.

We appreciate your continued support!