Oct 01, 2011
Open source software and BI are two related market segments where Forrester sees
continually increasing interest and adoption levels. BI specifically continues to be one of the top priorities on everyone's mind.
Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial open source versions that carry license and/or support cost, 2) some tools offer full BI suites, while others offer just reporting and analytics. Download Forrester's evaluation of open source BI vendors and learn why Actuate BIRT led the pack due to its richness of reporting functionality.