The business intelligence landscape is changing to accommodate broader interactivity and ease of use. This is nothing new; one of the key trends is the increase in data discovery though self-service BI models.

This requires changing not only the way people interact with BI, but also how BI is designed and delivered. Consequently, organizations now expect to have the ability to quickly implement solutions that can be used in an interactive and flexible way. But is this really possible within open source environments where developers are required to create solutions for end users? How much self-service can really be achieved? Or does the definition of self-service change, due to the focus on developer tools and ease of solution development?

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