Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Tableau

Tableau is charting, graphing and data analysis with go-faster stripes. It has obvious appeal, with prolific amounts of eye-candy and a relatively easy to...

Bubble Charts

Bubble charts are an ideal means of expressing data which are specified by three values (or attributes). An example might be age, income and...

What is IBM Cognos?

IBM Cognos is a sprawling set of products aimed at providing a complete BI solution for organizations of all sizes, but specifically large organizations....

Pyramid Analytics

If your organisation uses the Microsoft software stack and wants to empower relevant users with business intelligence tools, then Pyramid Analytics has one of...

Pentaho Community

Verdict This is a very capable suite of BI, reporting, and data mining tools with sophisticated functionality, and will address the needs of many organisations. Pentaho...

Eclipse BIRT

Verdict Very flexible and widely used reporting environment, but you will need to buy the commercial product ActuateOne to get bells and whistles (Dashboards, ad-hoc...

5+ Free and Open Source BI Suites

Open Source BI Suites 2015 ReportServer  This provides an extremely flexible open source reporting and dashboard environment. It supports Eclipse Birt, JasperReports and SAP Crystal Reports...

Palo Open Source BI

Verdict This is a pragmatic and highly effective OLAP based BI suite with a useful Excel interface and web based tools. Palo is an open source...

JasperSoft Community

Verdict Jaspersoft Community addresses the creation of reports and charts and does so admirably. The scope of the product is fairly limited compared with some...

SpagoBI

SpagoBI is essentially a very large collection of open source software brought together to create a broad business intelligence capability. In fact it goes...