Toronto, Ontario and San Francisco, California – September 16, 2008 – Infobright, a technology leader in analytic data warehousing, and Jaspersoft, the market leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today announced plans to deliver a joint end-to-end open source BI and data warehouse solution, available as a JasperForge project. JasperForge.org is the largest open source community portal with hundreds of projects for the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite. The new joint project bundle will be based on Jaspersoft and several Sun open source products, as well as the new open source data warehouse software, Infobright Community Edition (ICE). This enterprise-class, self-managing solution is a proven alternative to today’s high-cost, high-maintenance data warehouse products.
The announcement follows on the launch of www.infobright.org, the new community home and development portal for open source enthusiasts with corporate data warehouse needs. As part of Infobright’s commitment to fast, responsive development and innovation, Infobright.org will include links to product downloads and developer/user communities for a variety of open source database and business intelligence (BI) projects, including the new joint solution on JasperForge.
"With downloads of Jaspersoft’s products topping the six-million mark, there clearly is a huge community committed to open source BI and a tremendous need for an open source data warehouse," said Brian Gentile, president and CEO, Jaspersoft. "Sun and its communities already embrace Jaspersoft BI in a variety of ways, and now Jaspersoft is excited to bring open source BI to Infobright’s open source data warehouse for MySQL database. With MySQL, Infobright, and Jaspersoft, small and medium businesses can now rapidly and affordably transform massive amounts of business data into insightful, timely information."
Jaspersoft has a long history of support for Sun’s leading open source software products. JasperReports won JavaOne’s Duke’s Award and supports the OpenOffice OpenDocument format; MySQL delivers embedded reporting to its customers through an OEM agreement for Jasper for MySQL; iReport, Jaspersoft’s graphical development tool, is the number one NetBeans download plug-in; and Jaspersoft supports GlassFish and native 64-bit BI on OpenSolaris and x64 servers – all critical for open source, scalable BI.
"An open source data warehouse is the final piece of the open source BI ecosystem," said Miriam Tuerk, president and CEO of Infobright. "Jaspersoft’s success has validated the strong market demand for enterprise-class, open source BI tools, and Infobright is pleased to be partnering with Jaspersoft to deliver an end-to-end solution. Linking both the products and the communities will make it easy for users to quickly implement a scalable BI platform and to get the information and knowledge they need to be successful."
Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of self-managing data warehouse software. The critical need for business intelligence, coupled with the dramatic growth of corporate data, has outpaced IT’s resources and budget within many companies. Infobright’s technology solves this problem by delivering a highly scalable analytic data warehouse that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other data warehouse solutions. Infobright’s solution is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit www.infobright.com.
About Jaspersoft Corporation
Jaspersoft offers the most widely used open source business intelligence software in the world, with more than 6 million downloads worldwide and more than 9,000 commercial customers in 96 countries. The Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite includes products for production reporting, operational reporting, dashboard-driven end-user query & reporting, data analysis, and data integration for use with either stand-alone or embedded business intelligence applications. Jaspersoft is based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler Ventures, DCM, Partech International, Scale Venture Partners and SAP Ventures. More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.
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