"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
"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..."