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Open-Source Business Intelligence: Palo User Conference Continues to Grow

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| Jedox today announced that its 3rdInternational Palo User Conference 
| attracted 140 attendees from Europe andoverseas, more than twice as many as 
| last year's conference. Theconference, which took place on Nov. 7 in 
| Frankfurt, addressed the latestdevelopments of Jedox's Palo Open Source OLAP 
| database. The growinginternational customer forum, coupled with the company's 
| internal workforceand developer growth (both of which have doubled since last 
| year), reflectsthe company's continued successful expansion.      


Jaspersoft: doing business intelligence on the cheap

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| Why pay loads of money for business intelligence tools, when you can use open 
| source instead? Jaspersoft is one of a number of software houses offering 
| open source alternatives to expensive reporting software...  



Open Source BI Fights For Its Share

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| OnForce uses Linux and the open source MySQL database, and the company's
| preferred closed source BI option didn't run on Linux, leading to the choice
| of Java-reliant Pentaho. For most open source BI adopters, however, the
| solution search starts with cost.


Is Open Source BI at a Tipping Point?

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| Open source BI vendors believe their value proposition looks even better at a
| time when buyers are cinching up their purse strings.


New Trend in Open Source: Business Intelligence

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| For the last few years, business intelligence -- commonly referred to as
| BI -- has consistently ranked as a top priority for government CIOs. Through
| collecting and analyzing data, BI creates detailed reports that provide
| invaluable system analysis. The benefits of these analyses are prolific; they
| can help determine better management of an organization, improve performance
| and lower cost of service delivery, among other things.


Brief: Microsoft's BI general manager leaving

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| Microsoft Corp. announced today that Bill Baker, a Microsoft distinguished
| engineer and general manager of business intelligence applications for the
| Microsoft Office Business Platform team, is leaving the company.


BI goes open source

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| The three main advantages of open source business intelligence (OSBI) are its
| complete independence from vendors, its lower initial projects cost, and that
| it is far easier to customise.  


Open Source Business Intelligence in BioPharma

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| There are a number of reasons that companies adopt open source technologies.
| These reasons include lower up-front costs, ability to see (and change) the
| source code, and better quality code because there is a community of
| developers continually solving bugs and fixing vulnerabilities and  
| flexibility.  



Open Source Frees Up Business Intelligence

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| In the past, open source projects were largely focused on horizontal software
| platforms within an organization's infrastructure stack. Such projects have
| been so successful that open source is now being extended up the technology
| stack and into mainstream adoption to encompass business applications,
| leveraging the open source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Python/PHP/Perl)
| stack. Today, there are open source projects underway for just about every
| major infrastructure software technology imaginable, from content management
| systems to defining a Business Process Execution Language (BPEL).      
| Synonymous with these trends, the Business Intelligence (BI) software market
| has seen the launch of several new open source projects related to reporting
| and data warehousing.  


Open source BI

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| JasperSoft has just released version 2.0 of its software, which makes
| this a good time, not just to consider JasperSoft's latest capabilities,
| but also open source business intelligence (BI) more generally.


Enterprise Open Source Is Not Just the Code

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| After infiltrating corporate operating systems and middleware
| products, open source software has in recent years moved into
| enterprise applications with great success.


Open-Source Software Firms Take Aim At BI

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| Now open-source software makers, emboldened by the success of Linux,
| want a piece.
| [...]
| Open-source software is free and available to a community of
| developers to enhance and refine. Like many open-source firms,
| Pentaho makes money through subscriptions fees for service and support.


IBM aims for midmarket with BI appliance server

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| The stack includes IBM's DB2 Data Warehouse Edition, Business Objects
| Crystal Decisions and a version of the Linux OS from Red Hat or Novell,
| the sources said.


Optwize Tightens Open Source BI Partnerships

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| The Salinas, California-based company will integrate Ingres Corp's
| open source database products into its BI offerings. Optwize has
| also joined Ingres' Involve partner program.


Palo: Business Intelligence for OpenOffice.org

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| A combination of Spreadsheet-Software plus a capable server for
| Business Intelligence and OLAP becomes more and more popular. While
| Microsoft offers the combination of MS Office and Office
| PerformancePoint Server as a comprehensive BI solution, there
| is a sophisticated and free alternative: the Open Source based
| Palo Server.


JasperSoft's open-source BI goes international

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| JasperSoft will make the announcements Tuesday at the Solutions
| Linux show in Paris, according to Nick Halsey, the company's vice president
| of marketing.


Open Source BI Broadens Out in Myriad Directions

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| With business intelligence (BI) heading more widely into Linux these
| days, vendors are adding more open source componentry in a variety of
| places, much to the glee of users ranging from financial services firm
| Tradewinds to health care IT specialist Nequalsone.
| [...]
| "One of the big areas where we're seeing a lot of Linux is in
| financial centers. And in Europe, there's been a push toward
| non-Microsoft environments," he observed.


Pentaho, Strategic Alliance with Satyam

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| Gartner has positioned Satyam in the Visionaries quadrant in
| the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Implementation
| Services and Satyam currently employs more than 2,000 business
| intelligence and data warehousing consultants.
| Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source
| business intelligence (BI) suite.Founded in 2004, Pentaho has been
| a pioneer in open source business intelligence, growing quickly
| on a record of technology excellence, passion and focus on
| business intelligence, global distribution, and rapid community
| adoption.

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