Pentaho Corp., a provider of an open source business intelligence (BI) suite, announced general availability of Pentaho's new asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) capabilities enabling developers to create highly scalable, visually rich interactive web-based BI applications based on Pentaho's framework. The updated library, complete with documentation, is available for download immediately at

Pentaho AJAX leverages the capabilities of AJAX technologies to allow development of interactive, lightweight BI applications that increase speed and responsiveness for end users by providing a thin-client interface as well as minimizing browser refreshes and round trips to the server. Critical data is cached in the browser using HTML and XML, and JavaScript techniques are used to alter the user interface without re-drawing the page or requesting additional data from the database.

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