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How to Decide Whether Open-Source Business Intelligence Is Right for You

Published: 08 April 2014

ID: G00261815

Analyst(s): Daniel Yuen


The gap is closing between open-source business intelligence solutions and commercial solutions from established BI and analytics vendors. This report describes situations where open source could be a good solution for BI leaders and discusses the factors they should consider.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider Open-Source BI to Enable New Technologies
  • Assess Open-Source BI When You Want to Embed Analytics
  • Scan the Local Market for Resources and Open-Source Communities
  • Build In-House Know-How
  • Estimate All of the Costs and Risks
  • Evaluate the Suitability of Low-Cost Alternatives

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