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Jaspersoft drives open source analytics

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Jaspersoft drives open source analytics

Open source business intelligence (BI) vendor, Jaspersoft has developed the industry's first BI architected for platform as a service (PaaS), The Sacramento Bee reports.

Jaspersoft says it is working closely with Red Hat to leverage its cloud application life cycle management tools. Jaspersoft's reporting capabilities can be deployed on-premises, as well as public, private, or in a hybrid cloud environment.

According to PC World, Karl Van den Bergh, VP of products and alliances, says rather than a packaged software as a service offering, Jaspersoft's move is meant to give developers using those services an easy way to add embedded analytics to their applications.

“Red Hat and Jaspersoft have already done some joint development to make the integration possible, it will be refined further,” says Van den Bergh. He adds the goal "is to make that experience of building, testing, integrating and deploying really simple and quick".

Jaspersoft deliberately chose to first port its community edition, rather than any of the commercial versions the company also sells, in order to speed adoption by PaaS developers, Computerworld states.

Currently, PaaS revenues are a small percentage of IT spending, which is underscored by the fact that OpenShift and Cloud Foundry both remain in beta. But analyst firm Forrester Research estimates the market will grow to well over $10 billion during this decade.

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