Analyst Report

Analytics in the Cloud

Cloud-Based Analytics and Business Intelligence End User Survey



Cloud adoption has been steadily expanding since the early 2000s, marked by the mainstream access of Salesforce.com. With faster time to implementation, more flexible payment options, and better accessibility, organizations are looking at expanding their cloud implementations. Cloud adoption for CRM and other operational applications has been commonplace, with cloud analytics projects taking longer to adopt. Organizations seem to struggle more with the concepts surrounding business intelligence and analytics in the cloud due to their added complexities in comparison with CRM and ERP applications.

But the tide is turning. To determine the status of analytics and business intelligence in the cloud, Enterprise Management Associate analysts embarked on an end-user research study to examine the current state of cloud-based analytics. The findings—which are included in this report—indicate that enterprises of all types are increasingly looking to the cloud to support new data analytics projects and initiatives. They are doing so in search of better technical agility, improved software availability, and tighter data security.

This EMA report examines the survey findings and explores the current state of cloud analytics adoption, including drivers and inhibitors. Learn how your enterprise can likewise benefit from cloud-based analytics deployments, including the most popular analytics use cases and workloads for the cloud. Download it today.

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