NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) -  Dresner Advisory Services today launched a new Technical Innovation award program to recognize the top vendors in each of its 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® thematic market studies. The annual research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets.

The 2015 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research covered topics such as Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing + BI, Collaborative Computing + BI, Embedded BI, End User Data Preparation, Internet of Things + BI, Location Intelligence, and Mobile Computing + BI. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry solutions.

"While the bulk of our energy is applied to analyzing user and market trending, we feel it's important to pause and acknowledge those vendors that innovate and successfully elevate the 'state of the art' for BI and analytics," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "We congratulate our 2015 technology innovation award recipients on their achievement."

The 2015 Technology Innovation Awards were awarded in the following categories:

Advanced & Predictive Analytics, using techniques such as statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining to analyze facts and make predictions about future, or otherwise unknown, events.
Winners are Dell, RapidMiner, and SAP

Big Data Analytics, systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem.
Winner is RapidMiner

Cloud Computing + Business Intelligence, the technology, tools, and solutions that employ one or more cloud deployment models including private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud
Winner is Information Builders

Collaborative Computing + Business Intelligence, the process where two or more individuals or organizations work together to develop a common understanding, which is then shared and used to build consensus in support of organizational decision-making. 
Winners are Dundas Data Visualization, Pyramid Analytics, and Qlik

Embedded BI, the use and importance of BI features and functions embedded as an inherent part of other applications.
Winners are Information Builders and OpenText

End User Data Preparation, the "self service" capability of end users to model, prepare, and compare data prior to analysis. It may be used independently or may complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data quality or extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes.
Winners are RapidMiner and Trifacta

Internet of Things, the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data. The report reviews interest and demand for business intelligence in an IoT world.
Winners are MicroStrategy, OpenText, and SAP

Location Intelligence, a specific form of business intelligence where location or geography are the primary dimensions used for analysis and are conducted predominantly by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map.
Winners are OpenText, SAP, and TIBCO

Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence, the use of mobile technologies to extend BI usage and deployment. 
Winners are MicroStrategy, Qlik, SAP, and Tableau Software

The Wisdom of Crowds thematic market studies are available for purchase at

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

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