June 3, 2005

Open-Source Releases Invade the Reporting Market

A trio of vendors is preparing to release open-source reporting tools, looking for profits by selling support and enhanced versions of free, open-source software. The availability of open-source tools will bring welcome competition and price pressure to a market that has long been dominated by proprietary software such as Business Object's Crystal Reports and Cognos's ReportNet. The three would-be market disrupters, business intelligence (BI) veteran Actuate and start-ups JasperSoft and Pentaho, want to emulate MySQL's open-source database-market success by offering low entry costs and products with developer appeal.

Link: news.yahoo.com


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