Big Data, Meet Business Intelligence

Business intelligence ISV Jaspersoft has expanded its software’s support to include pretty much the entire gamut of big data tools available. Jaspersoft now supports Hadoop, NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB, Riak, HBase, CouchDB, Neo4J, Infinispan, VoltDB and Redis), VMware GemFire (s vmw) and a collection of massively parallel analytic databases (IBM/Netezza (s ibm), Vertica and EMC Greenplum (s emc)).There might not be much business demand for all these connectors right now – even leading-edge organizations are just getting started with Hadoop and NoSQL – but it’s wise for Jaspersoft to establish its presence in this area early.

Big data technologies are great for storing unstructured data and running certain types of analysis, but not necessarily for creating business-level insights and reports like what BI tools can do. As more companies adopt big data strategies and look for ways to connect them with their existing analytic processes, Jaspersoft will be there. It won’t be alone, though: In terms of Hadoop support, at least, fellow BI vendor Pentaho is also pushing integration, as is BI stalwart Microstrategy.

To learn more about the factors driving big data and optimal strategies for solving it, including from Hadoop, NoSQL and MPP database leaders, come to our Big Data conference held March 23 in NYC.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Aidan Jones.

Related content from GigaOM Pro (sub req’d):