Q:

I'm preparing a work about BI and specially SPSS’ BI products. Could you please, give more information about the market of BI (i.e., market shares, market positioning of the principal competitors) and the position of SPSS? Also, I will be very grateful if you could compare SPSS and SAS modules of BI.

A:

Doug Hackney’s Answer: I’m not a statistical expert, so I can’t compare them feature for feature. You might try the major technology analyst web sites (META Group, Gartner, etc.) to see if they have any free information available. Stat-oriented discussion groups would also be a good source for this information. Survey.com is a good source for unbiased general BI market research. SPSS is generally viewed as a niche statistical product rather than a mainstream BI tool.

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