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[News] Economic Downturn Results in Momentum for Open Source Business Intelligence

  • Subject: [News] Economic Downturn Results in Momentum for Open Source Business Intelligence
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2009 02:13:27 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Business Intelligence: Who’s Benefitting From the Boom?

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| Still, open source options from Jaspersoft and Pentaho continue to gain 
| momentum.  


Making money with Free Software

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| When people hear about 'Free Software' it would be surprising if they 
| wouldn't wonder how anybody can make money from 'free' software. In fact most 
| do and quite a lot of them have asked these questions out loud. It would be a 
| worthwhile exercise to delve into the working of Free Software economics and 
| for that we need to examine the concepts of Free Software itself. In addition 
| to the economics we will also take a brief look at how it changes software 
| development perspectives, how it enhances career opportunities, how it helps 
| the local economy and how it is relevant for a developing country like India.       



What Business Intelligence Options Exist in Tough Economic Times?

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| It still remains to be seen whether or not organizations will choose to
| invest in business intelligence during a recession. Due to financial and
| market uncertainties, there are generally two ways organizations might look
| at business intelligence (BI) and its overall value to the organization.
| First, that cutting budgets and limiting IT spending will save costs. Or
| second, that it becomes even more important to manage an organization’s
| performance and that this will, in turn, lower overall expenses and help
| organizations stay competitive. Whichever way organizations on a large scale
| choose to look at things remains to be seen as both sentiments have potential
| value.


Open Source Business Intelligence

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| Like most of you, I have invested some of my savings in several investment
| products managed by a particular asset management company. They regularly
| send me a ton of promotional materials on their various schemes and new
| products from time to time. More than 90% of what they send me is of no
| interest to me. In other words, a bulk of the money these companies spend on
| their marketing campaigns simply goes down the drain. However, it does not
| have to be this way.
| Companies such as these already have in their possession all the relevant
| data needed to create a unique ‘buyer profile’ answering questions such
| as ‘what is my risk appetite’, ‘what kinds of investment products do I prefer
| buying’, ‘what my annual expenditure is’, ‘what months of the year am I most
| likely to have surplus funds to invest’ and so on. All of this should allow
| them to send focused information to all of their customers/prospects and cut
| down on a considerable amount of wasteful expenditure.


Leading Global Nutrition Company Deploys Pentaho Business Intelligence on the
Amazon Cloud

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| Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business
| intelligence (BI), today announced that Nutricia North America, a division of
| Group Danone, has deployed the Pentaho BI Suite in production running on the
| Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Implemented by Pentaho Certified Partner
| OpenBI, the application integrates data from disparate systems to provide
| analytical insight across Nutricia's product lines, customers, and
| geographies.


OpenBI Implements Pentaho's Commercial Open Source BI Suite at Nutricia

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| Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business
| intelligence (BI), recently announced that Nutricia North America, a division
| of Group Danone, has deployed the Pentaho BI Suite in production running on
| the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Implemented by Pentaho Certified
| Partner OpenBI, the application integrates data from disparate systems to
| provide analytical insight across Nutricia's product lines, customers and
| geographies.


CeBIT: Open Source Business Intelligence With New Palo Versions


Pentaho Touts All-in-One Value of Open-Source Suite

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| It's different from rival commercial or even open-source software (OSS)
| competitors, officials say. With a major new release of the Pentaho platform
| last year, the general availability of Pentaho Data Integration 3.1, and -- a
| feather in the company's cap -- a citation in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for BI
| suites, Pentaho is starting 2009 on a roll.


Red Hat Backs Jaspersoft's Open Source BI

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| Open source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft has closed a new
| round of financing -- thanks to backers that now include Linux vendor Red
| Hat, InternetNews.com has learned.


Red Hat Invests In Open Source Business Intelligence Company

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| The delicate dance between Red Hat Enterprise Linux and open source
| application providers continues. The latest example: Red Hat is among the
| latest investors in Jaspersoft, which specializes in open source business
| intelligence. Here’s the scoop, from The VAR Guy:
| This week Jaspersoft is expected to announce:
|     * $12.5 million in new funding, led by Adams Street Partners and Red Hat
|       later this week.
|     * An upgrade to the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite v3 Community
|       and Professional Editions. The new release, according to a spokeswoman,
|       includes advanced charting and visualization capabilities that
|       supplement
|       the dynamic dashboards and interactive Web 2.0 interfaces introduced
|       earlier this year.


Pentaho Channel Chief Lars Nordwall Talks Open Source Business Intelligence

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| As The VAR Guy has reported, SugarCRM veteran Lars Nordwall is now senior VP
| of business development at Pentaho — an open source business intelligence
| software company. Nordwall’s focus area includes building Pentaho’s channel
| partner program. The VAR Guy traded email with Nordwall to learn why he
| leaped to Pentaho. Here are Nordwall’s thoughts on the open source BI and the
| IT channel.


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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