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LinuxPlanet: Open Source BI Broadens Out in Myriad Directions

Sep 29, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"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.

"Traditional BI vendors such as Business Objects and Microstrategies are joining specialized start-ups such as JasperSoft, Pentaho, Greenplum, and Kinetic Networks in open sourcing their componentry.

"Meanwhile, IT giants such as Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and Siebel are also expanding more broadly into BI..."

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