Business Intelligence: news from JasperSoft and Pentaho
With its Self-Service Express Subscription, business intelligence vendor Jaspersoft is making a low-cost support offering available to users of the community version of its BI suite; from $199 per year users can have access to complete technical documentation, the Customer Knowledge Base of best practices, application examples and solutions, and a comprehensive search facility.
Pentaho has broadened its range of data sources. Under the slogan "Big Data", its BI and data integration software now supports the latest Hadoop distributions: Apache Hadoop 0.20.x.x, Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop 3.0 (CDH), and EMC Greenplum HD 1.0. Support has also been added for a variety of NoSQL sources as well directly interfacing with numerous analytic databases and OLTP systems.