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Open Source Business Intelligence Software Ranked by Analysts

Aug 12, 2010, 13:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"A Forrester Research report on open source business intelligence (BI) software released yesterday gave high marks to Actuate's (NASDAQ: ACTU) commercial distribution of BIRT (the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools project).

"The report by analysts Boris Evelson and Jeffrey Hammond ranked open source business intelligence tools according to 157 criteria, and found that "Actuate BIRT led the pack because of richness of reporting functionality.

"Jaspersoft Enterprise, SpagoBI, Pentaho Enterprise and Pentaho Community "are close behind and also offer much fuller and broader BI stack than Actuate BIRT, including extract, transform and load (ETL) and advanced analytics functionality," the analysts wrote.

"Pentaho and SpagoBI were the strongest community offerings, they said, while the community versions of Eclipse BIRT and Jaspersoft "mostly offer individual BI components that can be used for embedding BI functionality into applications, but these frameworks are yet not enterprise-grade fully functional BI platforms or suites."

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