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IBM and Jaspersoft Pair Up on Big Data

The pair will be combining IBM’s enterprise-class Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights with Jaspersoft’s BI suite

IBM is adding Jaspersoft to its extensive BI collection.

The pair will be combining IBM's enterprise-class Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights with Jaspersoft's BI suite to provide a complete reporting and management solution.

Jaspersoft is licensing and integrating InfoSphere BigInsights under an Application Specific Licensing Agreement. The resulting Jaspersoft for InfoSphere BigInsights is supposed to combine the power of IBM's analytics platform to manage, analyze and provide deep insight into Big Data with Jaspersoft's ability to extract key information using reporting, dashboard and analytics views in one integrated solution.

Jaspersoft says it's a truly native reporting solution that can connect directly to IBM InfoSphere BigInsights through HBase as well as Hive. That means that with Jaspersoft, businesses can run interactive ad hoc reporting and analysis directly on data stored in Hadoop without having to load the data into another database as is the case with other BI vendors.

BigInsights users are supposed to get plug-and-play access to their data and the ability to combine this information with other internal and external sources, including web and SaaS-based data sources.

According to Forrester Research companies are currently exploiting less than 5% of their available data.

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