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India Inc. Moving from Traditional Enterprise Reporting to Augmented Analytics: Gartner

According to Gartner, Indian organizations are increasingly moving from traditional enterprise reporting to augmented analytics tools that accelerate data preparation and data cleansing.

This change is set to positively impact the analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) software market in India in 2018. Gartner forecasts that analytics and BI software market revenue in India will reach US$304 million in 2018, an 18.1 percent increase year over year (see Table 1).

“Indian organizations are shifting from traditional, tactical and tool-centric data and analytics projects to strategic, modern and architecture-centric data and analytics programs,” said Ehtisham Zaidi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “The ‘fast followers’ are even looking to make heavy investments in advanced analytics solutions driven by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to reduce the time to market and accuracy of analytics offerings.”

“We are witnessing a rapid shift to the cloud and hybrid data management through focused data management offerings, including Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) tools for cloud integration and data preparation tools for self-service integration,” said Zaidi. “We are also seeing the emergence of data lakes and data hubs, as a new way to ingest and manage multi-structured data. However, unavailability of talent will continue to be a major inhibitor toward their adoption.”

There is avid demand from Indian organizations to integrate and manage unstructured data, and some are also experimenting with data science on real-time streaming data. As a result, data management software market revenue in India is on pace to total US$950 million in 2018, a 13.2 percent increase year over year.

Table 1. Analytics and BI Software Revenue Forecast, India, 2017-2019 (Millions of Dollars)

Segment 2017 2018 2019
Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites 40.5 46.1 52.1
Analytic Applications 24.8 29.6 35.0
Data Science Platforms 30.0 39.0 50.2
Modern BI Platforms 59.1 81.4 107.5
Traditional BI Platforms 102.5 107.7 111.5
Total 257.0 303.7 356.2

Source: Gartner (June 2018)

Globally, purchasing decisions continue to move from IT leaders to line-of-business executives and business users who want more flexible, agile and personalized options. “This is in stark contrast to the large, enterprise-scale deals that fueled double-digit growth at a time when IT had larger budgets and wielded much more influence in buying decisions,” said Zaidi.

“In India, CIOs, chief data officers (CDOs), and data and analytics leaders must evolve their traditional approaches,” said Zaidi. “They need to focus on business outcomes, explore algorithmic business, and most importantly build trust with the business and external partners. In particular, they need to start experimenting and adopting smart data discovery, augmented analytics, in-memory computing and data virtualization to stay ahead of the curve.”

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