Jaspersoft, provider of the world’s most widely deployed business intelligence (BI) software, today announced it had surpassed a milestone of 100 cloud BI customer deployments, growing at close to 300% year over year. Customers include Ad Genesis, Cardsmith, eBuilder, ENERGYSIS, Fat Spaniel, QED Financial Systems, SereneCloud, Tomax, Virgin Money Giving and Yarris. Jaspersoft’s unprecedented success bringing BI to customers in the cloud demonstrates the strength of its BI platform. It also proves its partnership model to be superior to other companies’ direct SaaS deployment models, which have not gained similar traction. Today, to expand its success and offerings around cloud BI, Jaspersoft launched two new initiatives: a cloud-focused partnership program and a free trial of its BI platform in the cloud.
“If there is one thing we have learned since engaging our first cloud customer three years ago, it’s that there is a right way and a wrong way to tackle BI in the cloud,” said Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile. “With over 100 customers, we believe our ‘platform and partner’ approach is proving to be the best way to deliver BI in the cloud. Other vendors have had challenges selling cloud-based BI as a platform directly to end-user customers, forcing them to switch their focus to domain-specific BI applications. Our focus has been to provide a best-in-class BI platform for the cloud and let our partner channel, including SaaS ISVs and system integrators, bring the domain expertise to the end-user customer. I’m thrilled to see Jaspersoft and its partners at the forefront in this arena.”
You can hear Jaspersoft’s VP Product Strategy, Karl Van den Bergh, speak about these developments at Cloud Expo on Wednesday November 3 in the session “Using BI in the Cloud”.
Mark Madsen, President and Analyst, Third Nature – “Jaspersoft’s partnership approach to cloud BI sets them up to incorporate new technologies at any time and gives them the flexibility to change as consumers’ cloud BI needs change. Though cloud computing is still in its early stages, Jaspersoft’s strategy puts them in a good position to adapt moving forward.”
Jeremy Walters, Head of System Development at Virgin Money Giving – “Multi-tenancy is not a standard feature for cloud BI deployments and to see Jaspersoft offering multi-tenant access at this stage reaffirms their position as a leading BI provider that is well-equipped to tackle new challenges posed by the cloud.”
Jaspersoft’s “Cloud Platform and Partner” Program
Jaspersoft was one of the first BI providers to address BI in the cloud over three years ago, and later partnered with RightScale, the leading cloud management provider, and Full 360, a leading business intelligence and cloud consulting firm. The joint success resulted in Jaspersoft winning the prestigious SIIA 2010 CODiE award for “Best Cloud Infrastructure Platform”. Jaspersoft’s BI platform is based on a modern, flexible, standards-based architecture that is built from the ground up to support multiple deployment options. Jaspersoft’s rich web APIs and true multi-tenancy capabilities make it easy for partners to integrate in order to quickly deliver BI-enabled cloud applications to their customers.
Today, to meet growing demand for cloud BI, Jaspersoft is introducing a newly expanded partner program for ISVs and global SIs who want to leverage the Jaspersoft BI platform in the cloud for faster, more affordable reporting, analysis, and dashboarding. Partners joining this program can benefit from Jaspersoft’s Cloud BI experience as well joint sales and marketing activities focused on this area.
Josh Fraser, Vice President of Business Development at RightScale: “We are committed to partnering with leading technology vendors such as Jaspersoft to deliver complete solutions in the cloud. Today, we are seeing strong customer interest in sophisticated BI, backed by the low-cost, on-demand resources of the cloud. We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Jaspersoft to address this market need with a proven BI solution."
Larry Hill, Director of Business Development at Full360: “When it comes to cloud computing, there is truly no all-in-one solution; it’s about integrating the best-of-breed. With Jaspersoft, we’ve done just that. They have a defined market presence and a proven solution for cloud-based BI. We’re excited to be teaming up with them to meet the needs of our customers.”
Prospective partners interested in joining Jaspersoft’s Cloud Platform and Partnership Program can get more information at jaspersoft.com/join-jaspersoft-partner-network.
Jaspersoft Live Offers Free Cloud BI Trial
Also launched today, Jaspersoft Live is a cloud-based trial environment that gives business intelligence users a true reporting, analysis, and dashboarding experience. Users receive free access to all Jaspersoft Enterprise BI Suite features without having to install any software.
The Jaspersoft Enterprise BI Suite, featured in Jaspersoft Live:
• Is a full BI suite including ad hoc query and reporting, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and advanced dashboarding;
• Costs 80-90 percent less than traditional and niche BI providers;
• Scales to any size deployment and includes big data capabilities;
• Uses web standards within a modern, flexible architecture;
• Contains a rich set of web service APIs that customize and extend easily;
• Deploys in the cloud with options for full multi-tenancy, or on-premise.
Karl Van den Bergh, VP Product Strategy at Jaspersoft: “Jaspersoft recognizes there’s growing cost incentives to shift to the cloud. Both business managers and BI end-users looking at cloud BI options want to see the instant-on functionality of Jaspersoft’s BI platform, and Jaspersoft Live provides the proving ground for what a low-cost, yet full end-to-end BI cloud deployment can do.”
Prospective users interested in trying Jaspersoft Live can sign up at jaspersoft.com/jaspersoft-live-trial.
Resources and Links
• Learn more about Jaspersoft’s Cloud BI.
• Follow Jaspersoft on Twitter.
• Join Jaspersoft on Facebook.
• Read Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile's Blog, OpenBookOnBI.
Jaspersoft (jaspersoft.com, jasperforge.org) provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end-to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.
Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence software has more than 12 million product downloads worldwide, 160,000 production deployments in 100 countries and over 13,000 commercial customers. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of more than 175,000 registered members.
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