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ERIC Number: EJ836248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
The Argument for Open
Byrd, Rob
Campus Technology, v22 n3 p39-40, 42, 44-46 Nov 2008
Is open source business intelligence (OS BI) software ready for prime time? The author thoroughly investigated each of three OS BI toolsets--Pentaho BI Suite, Jaspersoft BI Suite, and Talend Open Studio--by installing the OS BI tools himself, by interviewing technologists at academic institutions who had implemented these OS BI solutions, and by discussing the products with their developers/vendors. The author saw the benefits starting right up front, with the self-assessment and product-evaluation stage. Typically, with proprietary enterprise-level applications, the requirements assessment and software evaluation are time-consuming processes. Technologists ordinarily look at all possible options relative to the assessed requirements, and then create a short list of three or four products worthy of detailed scrutiny. With open source products, however, the evaluation process is relatively painless: Download it, install it, and run the demo. This article discusses the open source difference compounded in BI and offers several best practices for OS BI implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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