Pentaho updates open source BI suite
US software vendor Pentaho has released version 3.5 of its open source Business Intelligence suite. Available both as a Community Edition and a commercial Enterprise Edition, the latest release offers a new report designer, with an enhanced and streamlined wizard, as well as an interactive preview feature that allows users to toggle between it and the design.
The Pentaho BI Suite contains a thin client report viewer which allows users to modify parameters or output formats on the fly. A Dashboard Designer component has also been added to make it simpler for users to create their own business intelligence based content for displaying to users in the thin client Dashboard.
The Pentaho Reporting Embedded Edition is probably of most interest to OEM partners as it is a reporting solution that is designed to be incorporated into third party applications. Pentaho software is licensed under the GPLv2.