Jaspersoft, vendors of the open core business intelligence application of the same name, today announced new reporting tools designed to handle big data. It's adding more than a dozen connectors for databases such as Cassandra, Hadoop and Netezza. The connectors will enable people to use Jaspersofts' native syntax to query big data sources. This is a big step forward for Jaspersoft users wanting to work with big data, and should make Jaspersoft an attractive option for organizations looking for an off-the-shelf big data BI tool. The connectors are available from Jaspersoft's open source site.
The following connectors are being released today:
- EMC Greenplum
- VMWare GemFire
Business analysis tools that can work with new types of database are going to be increasingly important. Earlier this week, Colin White wrote an article on transformation of BI from a method of analyzing data stored in data warehouses to a tool used to analyze operational data before it hits the warehouse. New generation databases enable this sort of task, and BI professionals will need tools to work with those databases. Expect to see more tools to follow.