Category Archives: Open Source

New Data Integration Option For Amazon’s EC2 Service

From InfoWeek’s blogpost by John Foley -

Open source software company SnapLogic has introduced a version of its data integration framework that’s tuned for Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN).com’s Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, Web service. It gives developers and IT departments the option of doing their data integration work in Amazon’s cloud rather than on their own servers.

Two-year-old SnapLogic’s framework consists of a design tool, metadata repository, server, and connector modules for Apache, Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL), Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), and other data sources. In May, the company released SnapLogic 2.0 as a VMware appliance. The framework is available free under the General Public License (v2) or via two subscription license options with various levels of support. InformationWeek profiled SnapLogic as our Startup Of The Week on May 31.

Open Source Business Intelligence Comes to Windows

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From Sean Michael Kerner’s blog post interesting news on Open Source Vendor Jaspersoft -

According to JasperSoft, they are the world’s most widely deployed business intelligence (BI) software. It’s now also certified for Windows Server 2008.

In an announcement today, JasperSoft announced a new wide ranging partnership with Microsoft to ensure that JasperSoft’s BI solutions work well on Windows platforms. A key new initiative is something called JasperSoft ODBO Connect which according to JasperSoft enables Microsoft Excel to be used as a front-end for the JasperAnalysis data analysis server.