Pentaho provides two different editions: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. Community Edition is free and is what i want to discuss.
Pentaho seems to provide more comprehensive coverage of BI than Eclipse BIRT and Jaspersoft. It has the following components:
Data Integration – Kettle
Analysis Service (OLAP) – Mondrian
Data Mining – Weka
Neither Eclipse BIRT or Jasper seems to support the whole functionality of BI. Their main focus is “reporting“, which is a core part of BI. Both of them are written in Java.
Eclipse BIRT has two components: A report designer and a report engine. the report designer interacts with user to generate an XML report design [...]
Business Intelligence (BI) is not a new term. It’s nowadays a term that covers a set of fields such as Business reporting, OLAP, Decision Making Support, Data Analysis and Mining, and etc.
There are a lot of tools available for this big area. A Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_intelligence_tools) lists most BI related software. Of course, in this [...]