Database management specialist Ingres has launched SkyInsight, a web-based service for business intelligence and analysis.
SkyInsight is based on the Vectorwise database engine and has been developed in partnership with business intelligence specialist YellowFin. It is being offered on a monthly subscription basis.
Ingres said that the platform provides a business intelligence system without the need for on-premise software deployments.
By moving the business intelligence platform into the cloud, the company believes that it can reduce the cost of deployment and the impact on IT resources.
"If you think about how business analytics has been done in the past, it has really been the work of the IT shop," said Greg Wood, co-president of Ingres. "It becomes something that has to be put on IT's shoulders."
Wood told V3.co.uk that the web-based SkyInsight platform can also offer better ease of use and greater access than a locally hosted software platform.
"In my view it's more about flexibility and not worrying about buying hardware, moving data and those sort of technical issues," he said. "Customers can gain insight into their data without that sort of overhead."
Pricing for SkyInsight starts at $2,500 a month depending on the size and complexity of the data set.
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