When you read the detailed analyses of each vendor you sometimes wonder at the visual positioning in the BI MQ e.g. each of the three leaders have significant concerns noted by Gartner- complete show-stoppers for many.
As the article below states- its the use case that counts. Every vendor has limitations for specific use cases so before choosing a short list make sure you know exactly what you need and why before meeting vendors.
Enterprises and public sector organisations need more than one BI technology and the enlightened BI specialist whether in-house or consulting needs to match the right technology solutions to the right use cases and personas that need insights and better decision-making.
Achieve that and they can " run with the hare and hunt with the hounds".
Alteryx and Birst fared especially well in the Niche Players quadrant with Datameer, Domo, Information Builders, Logi Analytics, Pentaho, Pyramid Analytics and ThoughtSpot singled out for their applicability to specific use cases. What is most surprising here is that mega vendor Oracle was categorized as a niche player, suggesting that customers in its large, broad install base are up for grabs in terms of BI and analytics.