Business Intelligence SIG: BI on a Budget - Open Source BI



  • Description: This presentation will provide a snapshot of the current state of open source Business Intelligence software. Open source software has become an accepted and integral part of many businesses' core web applications and services. The trend toward open source has accelerated recently in the Business Intelligence space as well. With total costs on the order of a tenth of the cost of closed source software, open source BI is expected to grow much faster than the overall BI market. The adoption of open source BI software is expected to triple by 2012.

    The talk will cover the full BI spectrum from open source reporting to data mining. It will survey reporting tools, integration tools, OLAP, analysis tools, and mining tools. It will cover emerging suites like Pentajo. If time permits, we will compare open source and closed source software and services.

    Speaker's Bio: Paul O'Rorke is starting a professional services firm specializing in Business Intelligence. He comes to BI from the analysis and data mining end of the spectrum and developed procedures for automating explanation and for machine learning at Stanford, UC Irvine, and the University of Illinois. He likes to build software and ran a company that did work mostly in Java for startups funded by first-tier venture capital firms like Accel, Benchmark, and KPCB for a over a decade. He is a co-chair of the Business Intelligence SIG and a co-chair of the Software Architecture and Modeling SIG. Earlier, he co-chaired the Java SIG and was VP of Technology for SVASE.


    Building D
    Southern Cross Room
    3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304



    6:30pm - 7:00pm - Registration
    7:00pm - 8:30pm - Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members