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Open Source Business Intelligence Software

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software

    From simple spreadsheet applications to complete BI suites, the open source community has created dozens of open source BI applications that help enterprises store and analyze business data.

  • Jaspersoft

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Jaspersoft

    Jaspersoft claims the title of "the world's most widely used business intelligence software." It offers Web-based reports, dashboards and analysis, and it supports cloud computing, mobility and big data. In addition to the free Community versions of its software, the company also offers paid Express, Professional and Enterprise editions. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard, Microsoft Business Intelligence, SAP Business Intelligence, SAS Business Intelligence, IBM Cognos

  • Pentaho

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Pentaho

    Claiming more than 10,000 users, Pentaho offers tools that provide data integration and analytics capabilities. The link above provides information about the commercial versions of the software. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard, Microsoft Business Intelligence, SAP Business Intelligence, SAS Business Intelligence, IBM Cognos

  • MongoDB

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: MongoDB

    Designed to support humongous data sets, MongoDB offers document-oriented storage with full index support. Project owner 10gen offers paid subscriptions with commercial support and additional features. Operating system: Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris.

    Replaces Oracle NoSQL Database, Amazon SimpleDB

  • MySQL

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: MySQL

    With a huge list of customers that includes Yahoo, LinkedIn, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, Craigslist, Sears and Zappos.com, Oracle-owned MySQL claims to be "the world's most popular open source database." It's available in multiple commercial editions as well as the free community version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard

  • PostgreSQL

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL doesn't claim to be the most popular open source database, but it does claim to be the "most advanced." It's been around for more than 15 years and includes features like Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point-in-time recovery, support for international characters, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, write ahead logging and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard

  • Hive

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Hive

    Formerly a Hadoop sub-project, Hive is a data warehouse designed for easy data summarization, ad-hoc queries, and the analysis of large datasets. It uses a SQL-like language known as HiveQL. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces Oracle NoSQL Database, Amazon SimpleDB

  • OpenReports

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: OpenReports

    OpenReports works with a variety of reporting engines, including JasperReports, JFreeReport, JXLS, and BIRT. The paid professional version adds OLAP support, dashboards, conditional scheduling and some other advanced features. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces SAP Crystal Reports, DBxtra

  • RapidAnalytics

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: RapidAnalytics

    Owned by Rapid-I, Rapid Miner is the self-proclaimed "world-leading open-source system for data and text mining." It's available as a standalone solution, as a data mining engine for use with other applications, or as part of the RapidAnalytics server suite. Paid enterprise versions of the software are available. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces SAS Predictive Analytics, Oracle Data Miner, Statistica

  • Openbravo ERP

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Openbravo ERP

    A complete enterprise resource management solution, Openbravo also includes business intelligence capabilities like reporting, multidimensional analysis (OLAP) and balanced scorecards. The paid basic and professional editions add support and features not found in the open source community edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces: NetSuite , Microsoft Dynamics

  • LibreOffice Calc

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software: LibreOffice Calc

    A community fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice’s version of Calc also offers a look and feel similar to Excel with support for Excel file formats. It also includes several advanced feature for BI professionals, including Advanced DataPilot technology, natural language formulas, scenario manager and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft Excel

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  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software

    Open Source Business Intelligence Software

    From simple spreadsheet applications to complete BI suites, the open source community has created dozens of open source BI applications that help enterprises store and analyze business data.

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Jaspersoft

    Jaspersoft

    Jaspersoft claims the title of "the world's most widely used business intelligence software." It offers Web-based reports, dashboards and analysis, and it supports cloud computing, mobility and big data. In addition to the free Community versions of its software, the company also offers paid Express, Professional and Enterprise editions. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard, Microsoft Business Intelligence, SAP Business Intelligence, SAS Business Intelligence, IBM Cognos

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Pentaho

    Pentaho

    Claiming more than 10,000 users, Pentaho offers tools that provide data integration and analytics capabilities. The link above provides information about the commercial versions of the software. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces Oracle Business Intelligence Standard, Microsoft Business Intelligence, SAP Business Intelligence, SAS Business Intelligence, IBM Cognos

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: MongoDB

    MongoDB

    Designed to support humongous data sets, MongoDB offers document-oriented storage with full index support. Project owner 10gen offers paid subscriptions with commercial support and additional features. Operating system: Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris.

    Replaces Oracle NoSQL Database, Amazon SimpleDB

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: MySQL

    MySQL

    With a huge list of customers that includes Yahoo, LinkedIn, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, Craigslist, Sears and Zappos.com, Oracle-owned MySQL claims to be "the world's most popular open source database." It's available in multiple commercial editions as well as the free community version. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL doesn't claim to be the most popular open source database, but it does claim to be the "most advanced." It's been around for more than 15 years and includes features like Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point-in-time recovery, support for international characters, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, write ahead logging and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Hive

    Hive

    Formerly a Hadoop sub-project, Hive is a data warehouse designed for easy data summarization, ad-hoc queries, and the analysis of large datasets. It uses a SQL-like language known as HiveQL. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces Oracle NoSQL Database, Amazon SimpleDB

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: OpenReports

    OpenReports

    OpenReports works with a variety of reporting engines, including JasperReports, JFreeReport, JXLS, and BIRT. The paid professional version adds OLAP support, dashboards, conditional scheduling and some other advanced features. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces SAP Crystal Reports, DBxtra

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: RapidAnalytics

    RapidAnalytics

    Owned by Rapid-I, Rapid Miner is the self-proclaimed "world-leading open-source system for data and text mining." It's available as a standalone solution, as a data mining engine for use with other applications, or as part of the RapidAnalytics server suite. Paid enterprise versions of the software are available. Operating System: OS Independent.

    Replaces SAS Predictive Analytics, Oracle Data Miner, Statistica

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: Openbravo ERP

    Openbravo ERP

    A complete enterprise resource management solution, Openbravo also includes business intelligence capabilities like reporting, multidimensional analysis (OLAP) and balanced scorecards. The paid basic and professional editions add support and features not found in the open source community edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces: NetSuite , Microsoft Dynamics

  • Open Source Business Intelligence Software: LibreOffice Calc

    LibreOffice Calc

    A community fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice’s version of Calc also offers a look and feel similar to Excel with support for Excel file formats. It also includes several advanced feature for BI professionals, including Advanced DataPilot technology, natural language formulas, scenario manager and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

    Replaces Microsoft Excel

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In a recent Gartner survey, CIOs picked business intelligence and analytics as their top technology priority for 2012. The market research firm predicts that enterprises will spend more than $12 billion on business intelligence (BI), analytics and performance management software this year alone.

As the market for business intelligence solutions continues to grow, the open source community is responding with a growing number of applications designed to help companies store and analyze key business data. In fact, many of the best tools in the field are available under an open source license. And enterprises that need commercial support or other services will find many options available.

This month, we've put together a list of 50 of the top open source business intelligence tools that can replace proprietary solutions. It includes complete business intelligence platforms, data warehouses and databases, data mining and reporting tools, ERP suites with built-in BI capabilities and even spreadsheets. If we've overlooked any tools that you feel should be on the list, please feel free to note them in the comments section below.

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