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All Shook Up: Open Source BI Disrupts the Status Quo

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just how popular are free or open source software (F/OSS) business intelligence (BI) offerings? Open source vendors like to talk up a looming tidal wave of F/OSS adoption, and there's certainly no shortage of activity in the F/OSS BI and DW markets. What's more, plenty of market forecasts project that F/OSS business intelligence will, over the next half-decade, emerge as a force to be reckoned with.

That change may occur sooner according to a new report published by author and industry veteran Mark Madsen, a principal with consultancy Third Nature.

Madsen's research, which was sponsored by open source software vendors Jaspersoft and Infobright, paints a picture of a teeming open source business intelligence segment that -- although lagging behind the maturity of F/OSS offerings in other spaces -- is quickly evolving, such that it now comprises a credible alternative to proprietary BI. The proof, Madsen says, is in the deployments.

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