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[News] Free/Libre Business Intelligence Catching On

  • Subject: [News] Free/Libre Business Intelligence Catching On
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 13:45:40 +0100
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BT looks to open source to increase innovation

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| BT is seeking to increase innovation in its 
| IT functions through the gradual 
| introduction of open source methods.
| Jeremy Ruston, head of open source 
| innovation at BT, told a meeting at the BCS 
| last week that BT had undergone a "profound 
| philosophical change" by making all its 
| software development open, "just as it is, 
| in fact, at Google".


Midmarket Leads Open-Source BI Adoption

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| A recent Aberdeen Group Inc. survey found 48 
| percent of open-source BI users have annual 
| revenues of $50 million or less, whereas 
| only 37 percent of the users of 
| traditionally licensed BI products are that 
| small.
| Of the more than 300 organizations surveyed, 
| almost 90 percent said they were using open-
| source BI software alongside more 
| traditional BI software. Cost savings, 
| better hardware utilization, and innovation 
| were cited as the top three motivators for 
| adding open-source to their software 
| portfolio. 



Pentaho release blends data integration, BI

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| The Community Edition of Pentaho Data
| Integration 4.0 is free. The Enterprise
| Edition of the software, which starts at USD
| 2,000 includes support services as well as
| additional security and development features.


Open Source Business Intelligence


Pentaho Preps Open Source Partner Conference

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| Despite the recession, two areas of the IT channel â open source companies
| and managed services specialists â are pressing ahead with partner and
| customer conferences. The latest example involves Pentaho, an open source
| business intelligence company that plans to host a partner summit in April.


Pentaho Partners With Netezza to Deliver Complete Data Warehousing and Business
Intelligence Solutions

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| The Data Warehousing Institute World Conference -- Pentaho, the commercial
| open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced
| certification of Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition with the Netezza
| Performance Server(R) data warehouse appliance line.  The certification
| brings together enterprise-class technologies that can help organizations
| address large-scale data warehousing and BI challenges with proven, lower
| cost alternatives to traditional data warehouse offerings.



Open Enterprise Interview: Doug Moran, Vice President of Community, Pentaho

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| Our BI platform is an integration point for existing applications and
| provides common capabilities like security, scheduling, auditing and
| workflow. The platform core is GPL v2 and the plugins, presentation layer and
| client tools are Mozilla MPL.


Pentaho Releases Open Source BI Software Upgrade

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| Demand for business intelligence software is growing, yet cost is the top
| barrier to entry. A company called Pentaho says it's got the answer: Open
| source BI.

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