“Where’s that door frame? Great, got it…” *snap* “Now how about those short blue bricks to make the front steps?” *click*
From children’s toys to cutting-edge applications, reusable components drive scale. Today, modern organizations are able to quickly assemble low-code composable applications entirely from prebuilt components. By combining analytic capabilities, leaders in data and analytics allow for more intuitive insights and agile business processes.
Mimicking the concept, this blog post will read much like a curated digest—a collection of parts that when combined deliver business value and results greater than the sum of any single individual part alone.
Building Blocks from Leading Industry Analysts
As promised, here are a fistful of raw building blocks from leading industry analyst firms and other thought leaders on the explosion of low-code applications in enterprise analytics:
- Amalgam Insights on realizing more business value at scale through mature application development
- Joe McKendrick in ZDnet on how enterprises are using low-code and no-code to prepare for an unknowable future
- Mark Palmer in Techno Sapiens on no-code apps as the future of analytics (GM, SVP of Analytics, Data Science & Data Products
- TechTarget on the race for citizen developers within the low-code market
Excerpts on Creating New Business Value with Composable Analytics
New research from Gartner has explored this concept in depth. According to the report, composable analytics is a top trend for large companies that are now leveraging scalable application development for new business value:
“Composable analytics will enable a new collaboration model between two different personas: citizen developers and business analysts. While citizen developers have more ideas about how to monetize applications with their development expertise and creativity in a design thinking process, business analysts can focus more on business problem solving with their domain expertise and familiarity with decision making in an analytical thinking process.”
This trend will also lead to increased investment in tools that are open-source friendly allowing for prebuilt “blocks.” The report therefore cautions against using platforms that require too much custom development to integrate. That should of course take into account the support of non-traditional developers not served prior, matching developer skill sets of trained developers, citizen developers, or both.
Here’s one more excerpt from Gartner’s research explaining the potential: “Using composable analytics to drive collaboration evolves the use of embedded analytics from general content sharing to active personalization for different audiences.”1
Snap, Click, Compose, and Unlock Value
Hopefully the different components of this blog have formed a better understanding of composable analytics in your mind and the flexibility and agility it can bring to your business.
To learn more, read the full report from Gartner: ‘Top Trends in Data and Analytics for 2021: Composable Data and Analytics’.
1 Gartner Inc: Top Trends in Data and Analytics for 2021 – Composable Data and Analytics by Julian Sun, Yefim Natis, Rita Sallam, Carlie Idoine, Joseph Antelmi. 16 February 2021. *