Open source firms Jaspersoft and Ingres have announced a partnership to offer a fully integrated business intelligence (BI) and database suite that can be downloaded from the web.
Jaspersoft VM powered by VectorWise will feature BI capabilities from Jaspersoft 4 BI Enterprise, including online analytical processing and audit logging to process data in the Ingres VectorWise database.
VectorWise is a high-performance database engine that uses vector-based processing and on-chip memory.
Jaspersoft chief executive Brian Gentile said that the product is freely available for a limited period, and is ideal for customers working with up to several terabytes of data in industries such as telecoms, financial services and retail.
"The benefits of this compliance is that it is accessible in a single download so there is not much work to get things moving fast," he said.
Jaspersoft will continue to partner with different firms to remain competitive in the BI market, which went through major changes four years ago after IBM, SAP and Oracle acquired a number of key independent players.
These acquisitions have meant that customers often expand BI purchases in line with their enterprise application and information management stacks, which could exclude independent players like Jaspersoft from buying decisions.
However, Gentile insisted that Jaspersoft has continued to see strong growth despite the consolidation of the market, with revenue increasing by 50 per cent last year.
He explained that, while SAP, IBM and Oracle are increasingly targeting business users with their BI portfolios, Jaspersoft is aimed at a different user base.
"Jaspersoft is really for software developers and IT personnel who want to construct BI applications inside their companies. They can take Jaspersoft tools and make them scalable and customised," he said.
Jaspersoft is seeing most take-up in governments, online businesses and financial services, according to Gentile, and will release a large mobile update later this year to allow customers to interact with the software on an iPhone.
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