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What You Need to Know about Open Source BI


Do companies understand all the factors involved and what they’re really getting when they select an open source business intelligence platform? Analyst Lyndsay Wise, author of the new book “Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence: Avoid Pitfalls and Maximize ROI,” believes that people get caught up in the advantages of open source over proprietary software, often without evaluating whether the platform will fully meet their needs.

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Comments (2)
Very well thought out answers, however we have open source BI like SpagoBI that is completely open source with all the features. So when you truly want to compare it is worth a look as well
Posted by Fakhrudin J | Thursday, December 13 2012 at 12:51PM ET
In theory open source means that with some work you can get to the bottom of a cryptic error. This is not possible with closed source - you have to wait for the vendor to look into it and hope that they will admit there is a problem when there is one.
Posted by Nick M | Friday, December 14 2012 at 1:22AM ET
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