To land on Forresters radar, vendors must offer a complete, self-contained, fully functional BI platform development environment. Plus, the BI platform must have the ability to query databases using SQL and MDX. Finally, vendors must have sufficient market presence (based on a range of factors). Based on those variables, here are the 11 top BI software platforms for Q1 2015, based on the latest Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms research. This slideshow originally appeared on Information Management.