Founded in 2009, Pyramid Analytics is a privately held software company with close to 200 employees. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has offices in the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom. Research and development largely take place in Israel with a dedicated team of 50 developers.
The vendor aims to bridge the gap between self-service and IT-driven analytics and BI with a product that provides agility for end users while IT retains control. Pyramid wants to foster collaboration in its unified data and analytics platform through the sharing of data assets, business logic and content. Pyramid Analytics launched its first BI product, BI Office, back in 2012. BI Office grew over time into a mature and broad BI platform. However, because of changing customer requirements and technologies, the company decided a modernized architecture and technology was needed to address new markets and use cases such as embedding. In 2017 Pyramid launched its newly architected and revamped product called ‘Pyramid’. The new product is platform agnostic and supports running on any major stack on the market. It makes strong use of machine learning to differentiate the tool with the goal of making an impact in the highly competitive enterprise market. Pyramid Analytics markets its unified platform as the ‘Analytics OS’ (operating system) which clearly shows its aspiration to deliver a platform that caters for all the analytics needs of its customers.
Pyramid is a Java-based, fully web-based three-tier analytics platform. Its open architecture allows for deployment in different environments: cloud, hybrid or on-premises. However, Pyramid Analytics does not currently offer a public hosted service. The web client is completely based on HTML5. This has the advantage of allowing the product to run on any device with automatic screen resizing, and with no desktop software or plug-ins to install or maintain.
User & Use Cases
The Pyramid analytics and BI platform serves a broad range of user requirements. The product is mostly used for ad hoc queries, dashboards, analysis and enterprise reports – all roughly to the same degree. About one third of Pyramid users responding to the survey use the solution for advanced analytics. Pyramid offers native integration of R and Python into the data flows of the product. Moreover, it allows users to incorporate third-party plug-ins and libraries. This support of advanced analytics is a differentiating factor for Pyramid and a reason for buying the software. As with advanced analytics, the use of data modeling and enriching is above the survey average. Pyramid is mostly used in mid-sized and large enterprises with a median of 157 users. The mean of 603 users shows that there are already a number of large deployments as well.
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