Pyramid A.OS

Founded in 2009, Pyramid Analytics is a privately held software company with more than 150 employees. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has offices in the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom. With backing from Sequoia Capital and Viola Group, the company continues to grow and now boasts more than 750 enterprise customers.

The vendor aims to bridge the gap between self-service and IT-driven BI with a product that provides agility for end users while IT retains centralized control and fosters greater collaboration through the sharing of business logic, content and commentary. 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, as a result of changing customer requirements and technologies, the company decided a new architecture and technology was needed to address new scenarios such as embedding. Pyramid – its newly architected and revamped product – was launched in the third quarter of 2017. The new product is no longer dependent on the Microsoft platform and is designed to be platform agnostic, supporting any stack on the market. It makes strong use of AI and machine learning with the aim of becoming the standard for the enterprise market. It is described by the vendor as an Analytics Operating System.

Pyramid is a server-based platform built in Java with a pure HTML5/JavaScript front end, which is accessible from a browser without desktop or installed components. The software supports reporting, dashboards, analysis, data discovery and business user oriented data preparation with machine learning and self-service BI. The platform is OS and device agnostic with full gesture support on touch and mobile devices. Its open architecture means the software can be deployed in different environments: cloud, hybrid or on-premises. Furthermore, it offers and supports REST APIs to support additional scenarios such as embedding and automation. For AI and machine learning, the vendor offers R, Python, MLib, Weka and TensorFlow integrations.

User & Use Cases

Pyramid’s BI and analytics platform serves a broad range of user requirements. The product is mostly used for dashboards, ad hoc queries and standard/enterprise reports. Over one third of Pyramid users responding to the survey use the solution for advanced analytics, which is the second highest rate of advanced analytics use in The BI Survey 19, while 55 percent have plans to do so in the future. This type of usage is underlined by the fact that 59 percent state that they perform modeling tasks. Pyramid offers native integration of R and Python into the data flows of the product. Moreover, it allows users to incorporate any and all third-party plug-ins and libraries. This support of advanced analytics seems to be a differentiating factor for Pyramid and a particular reason for buying the software.

Pyramid is mostly used in mid-sized and large enterprises with a median of 187 users. The mean of 546 users shows that there are already a number of large deployments as well. The solutions evaluated in competition with Pyramid indicate that customers are looking for a business-oriented solution for data analysis and visualization.

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Pyramid A.OS

Peer Groups Ad hoc reporting-focused products, Americas-focused vendors, Dashboarding-focused products, Data discovery-focused products, Embedded analytics-focused products, EMEA-focused vendors, OLAP analysis-focused products
VendorPyramid Analytics
Number of responses29
ProductPyramid 2018
OfficesNetherlands (HQ), US, UK and Israel
Employees175+
Customers750+
Revenues (2018)Undisclosed
Websitewww.pyramidanalytics.com