Ingres Debuts Its Business Intelligence Appliance
Ingres has delivered the first open source application-specific software appliance. The Ingres Icebreaker BI Appliance enables Ingres to offer enterprise customers an integrated solution for Business Intelligence applications with a cost effective price point, easy installation, and single maintenance and support for the entire software stack.
Software appliances are applications that are combined with a customised operating system where all the components are integrated and tested to work together with only a single install required. The Ingres Icebreaker BI Appliance is a fully featured suite: the BI software resides on top of the company's Icebreaker foundation – which consists of the Ingres 2006 database integrated with Linux – and is powered by JasperSoft's open source BI suite. This combination addresses the existing challenges in BI deployment and application, including costs of developing a data warehouse, expanding BI to additional users and managing and maintaining the software stack. This has the potential to greatly accelerate time to market for new BI projects for end-users and ISVs.
Independent solutions vendors worldwide have been anticipating the ability to offer customers an easier, cost-effective way to manage and deploy business intelligence solutions.
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