Business intelligence continues to be one of the fastest-moving areas in the enterprise. And not only is the technology moving fast, but the techniques people are using to drive adoption and get value from their data are multiplying. Among these trends are an increasing appetite for more advanced analytics to answer deeper questions, and new approaches emerging for governance of self-service BI.
There are a number of business intelligence (BI) vendors, often categorized into the remaining independent "pure-play" vendors and consolidated "megavendors" that have entered the market through a recent trend of acquisitions in the BI industry. The business intelligence market is gradually growing. In 2012 business intelligence services brought in $13.1 billion in revenue.
Specific considerations for business intelligence systems have to be taken in some sectors such as governmental banking regulations or healthcare. The information collected by banking institutions and analyzed with BI software must be protected from some groups or individuals, while being fully available to other groups or individuals. Therefore, BI solutions must be sensitive to those needs and be flexible enough to adapt to new regulations and changes to existing law