The OLAP Report has updated it's Market Share Analysis

Nigel Pendse from The OLAP REport updated his Market share analysis recently

There was an impressive "surge" in market share for MS OLAP (from 27.9% to 31.6%), especially when you consider that Applix (+0.3%)  and Microstrategy (+0.1%) were the only other vendors to record increases in market share.


  • The market grew by 16.4 percent, faster than the 12 percent we had predicted
  • Microsoft’s growth accelerated again, thanks to the full-year availability of SQL Server 2005
  • Applix was the fastest growing vendor apart from Microsoft
  • There was a little further consolidation in 2006
  • Again, no change in the top six positions

Thanks Deepak for bring this to my attention.

I read another article here ( yesterday that was suggesting that the traditional market for BI tools was getting saturated and that this was the motivation behind some of the vendor's push into the SMB market (eg. Microsoft's own push towards "BI for the masses"). It will be interesting to see how this year plays out as the market growth graph seems to indicate a health level of growth.

I also saw that Gartner released a "Magic Quadrant" for Q1 2007 that does not really seem to be reflected in the market shares. It will be really interesting to see how the release of Performance Point later this year will affect Microsoft's position in the quadrant.

Print | posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:12 AM