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FOSS in the Enterprise: To Pay or Not to Pay?

A business will sometimes choose to pay for a commercial open source software license rather than use the completely free, open source license, noted Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft. Businesses face three primary points of value in deciding this licensing issue Support: One ...


CEO Brian Gentile: ‘Jaspersoft Has Chosen to Disrupt’

However, open source does have its BI success stories. Jaspersoft, which markets an open source BI suite that has been deployed more than any other comparable set of software on the market, has a user community of more than 310,000 members, according to Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile...


Match the Big Data Job to the Big Data Solution

In the rush to play in the Big Data game, it's easy to forget the fundamentals. The fear of being left behind can cause enterprise IT teams to move directly into pilot projects with a choice of products and technologies that may not be best designed to solve the identified business problem. For example, because Hadoop has become such a popular tech buzzword, many organizations are racing to implement this Big Data platform before properly understanding their goal. A mismatch can often result.

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 2

"It's hard to give exact numbers around the U.S. public sector because federal agencies have just begun to view open source technology as 'tried and true,' and as a result, the U.S. is still in the early stages of widespread adoption. Nevertheless, we expect increasing levels of customer traction in the U.S. federal sector," Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft, told LinuxInsider.

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 1

"If there's anything federal agencies put a premium on, it's streamlining costs," Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile told LinuxInsider. "Deploying open source software generally takes less time and fewer resources than proprietary software. It's also built on open standards, so licensing costs are exponentially less, and the public sector has the responsibility to use every tax dollar as efficiently as possible." ...


Mashboards: Better, Faster Decisions at the Web-BI Intersection

Making better business decisions is all about understanding what's happening today and then properly applying that knowledge to improve what will likely happen tomorrow. Because business leaders want this improved power, we've recently seen a resurgence of interest and coverage in predictive analytics. ...

Jaspersoft Builds Up Its BI Brawn

"The Enterprise Edition is a special packaging schema that includes some of the new features of Jaspersoft 3.7 and additional features not found anywhere else," Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft, told LinuxInsider Growing Need...

Open Core Debate: The Battle for a Business Model

From the outside, the differences between open source and open core appear relatively subtle, which makes the debateseem even stranger sometimes, according to Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile. For the purist inopen source, the free software movement is really about having nofeature differences between the free version given away under a General Public License and a version given to a customer who wanted to pay a vendor forsupport...

JasperSoft Debuts Web 2.0-Savvy Open Source BI

"We expect JasperSoft v3 to transform the market for BI solutions and dramatically expand JasperSoft's position as the most widely deployed BI software in the world," said Brian Gentile, CEO of JasperSoft Availability and Licensing...

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