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BeyeNETWORK Research Report: Open Source Solutions: Managing, Analyzing and Delivering Business Information
The business intelligence and data warehousing market has seen several years of steady consolidation across all software categories. This consolidation makes it increasingly likely that a formerly multivendor installation is now entirely dependent on a single vendor. Many managers view having all of their technology decisions in the hands of a single vendor as a risk.
In light of recent price increases and restrictions imposed by vendors, using open source is proving to be a way to reduce dependence and balance the risk of more vendor acquisitions or unilateral actions like raising prices on a captive customer base.
The research evaluated the rationale, practices and benefits that are driving use of open source as an alternative to the traditional vendors in this market. It also examines the specific software projects, the scope and status of its deployment, the challenges and provides specific recommendations for open source consideration and usage.