Open-Source BI Deployments to Grow, Gartner Says
In one of their latest press releases, Gartner made some interesting predictions regarding open-source BI tools. Though it’s early to put open-source data integration platforms on the same level with complex proprietary solutions, the deployment of open-source tools shows solid growth.
Gartner has pointed out the fact that open-source BI tools are more frequently used by mid-sized businesses, as well as governmental and public sectors. And many ISVs use open-source BI solutions as the additional functionality to their own applications.
What is even more interesting: large vendors, proprietary commercial tools providers seriously care about finding the ways to address the challenges from open-source BI offerings, as the latter become their lower-cost competitors.
Assuming this, I think that open-source business intelligence solutions have earned confidence from the business side, and are expected to become even more widely used in the nearest future.