Jaspersoft, provider of business intelligence (BI) software, and Infobright, the open source data warehouse company, have announced the general availability of what they describe as the first open source project to feature end-to-end BI, extract-transform-load (ETL), and data warehousing capabilities. The companies have also announced that Bi3 Solutions, provider of a virtual on-demand BI solution, has chosen the BI project to build an end-to-end BI suite.
Designed from the bottom up using open standards and offering transparency with open source code, Jaspersoft and Infobright are providing customers with a complete set of BI tools that produce easy-to-understand data, a simple-to-manage and scalable data warehousing platform, and powerful analytics that inform critical business decisions, the vendors state. Infobright and Jaspersoft solutions are optimized for MySQL software, enabling millions of MySQL users worldwide to deploy a BI platform that leverages the affordability and flexibility of open source software.
This project is especially valuable for customers who face increasingly tight budgets but need to advance important BI initiatives without expending the upfront costs associated with proprietary software. To help keep costs low, Jaspersoft and Infobright are offering registered JasperForge members of this project a 20% discount when they choose to upgrade to a commercial subscription.
Nick Halsey, vice president of marketing and product management at Jaspersoft, tells 5 Minute Briefing that "the project is a soft bundle of the two products from Jaspersoft and Infobright, and Jaspersoft has done testing and bug fixing to ensure that the products work well together. Both products are available as separate installs from the JasperForge website, and both companies are offering technical support on their portions of the overall project." Halsey also explains that "Bi3 is OEMing both products and integrating them together into a complete solution for its customers, and then offering that solution as a subscription service using cloud computing infrastructure."
The project is available for download at the JasperForge website. For more information on Jaspersoft, go here.