SpagoBI enriches the stack of open source business intelligence solutions of OW2 Consortium on the occasion of Solutions Linux in Paris

Date: May 10, 2011

SpagoBI Meta 3.0 preview supporting the unified metadata management and SpagoBI certification on Ingres VectorWise are announced today

Paris and Rome, 10th May 2011 – At the opening of the 12th edition of Solutions Linux in Paris, Engineering Group releases the preview of SpagoBI Meta 3.0 module, supporting the unified management of metadata, and presents it at the Village of OW2 Consortium, the global open source community of which Engineering Group is co-founding member.

This new feature allows the complete data sources abstraction and supports the development of Business Intelligence projects according to the agile BI methodology. This particularly simplifies the prototyping and iteration processes in the projects development cycle, thanks to the direct user intervention, who, by means of SpagoBI Meta module, autonomously defines his own requirements and develops applicative examples, which can be directly deployed on SpagoBI.

SpagoBI also announces its certification on Ingres VectorWise, the next-generation high-performance analytic database. This result contributes to the continuous enrichment of the wide range of existing enterprise-grade Open Source Business Intelligence solutions, also thanks to the cooperative approach fostered by the various initiatives of OW2 Consortium. This certification also enriches the available technological stack, in order to realize mission-critical analytical solutions based on SpagoBI. The certification test has given a remarkable result, according to VectorWise performances benchmarks, which have shown higher scores compared to other databases.

At the exhibition in Paris, Engineering Group presents a preview of the other new features provided by SpagoBI 3.0, such as the ad-hoc reporting and the new solutions supporting the mobile BI, the real-time business intelligence and the location intelligence. Moreover, the new SpagoBI Cloud and On-demand services are presented, as well as the new user support services and on-line training courses, which can be directly purchased on the on-line SpagoShop.

“SpagoBI Meta increases the usability of the suite and enhances its application domain too - says Grazia Cazzin, OS BI Competence Center Director of Engineering Group and SpagoBI project leader – “This marks an important qualitative leap forward compared to the previous solutions and to the well-known competitors, thanks to the agile development of application prototypes, the opening of the suite to a wider range of non-technical users, as well as to the technological value of the module, which guarantees the uniform data access and deep integration among all the analytical components of the suite.”

“We are very happy about the announcement of this new version of SpagoBI. This news shows once again a concrete result of the collaboration between several OW2 projects and members" comments Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO. "Those cooperations are being possible through the Initiatives launched by the community members, which remain an essential avenue for the development of the OW2 community".

SpagoBI team will outline the distinguishing characteristics of OW2 Open Source Business Intelligence in various sessions of the conference and of the exhibition, and precisely:

  • the round table on ERP, CRM and BI, taking place on 10th May, entitled “ERP, CRM, BI: the open source enterprise-grade solutions";
  • some presentations within the OW2 cycle of the conference, taking place on 12th May:
    • How Business Intelligence projects actually contribute to the development of SpagoBI 3.0: the example of the Italian public administration;
    • Spago4Q platform supporting the process quality in the Italian public administration: KPIs and dashboards for the governance of IT services;
    • The packaging of OW2 Business Intelligence solutions for the Cloud infrastructures
  • Engineering Group’s daily presentations within the OW2 Village:
    • New SpagoBI 3.0: A revolution in the BI stack: universal metadata model, real-time and anywhere intelligence;
    • Spagic: beyond the SOA/BPM frontiers towards a complete, cooperative, open environment;
    • Spago4Q: quality improvement of products, processes and services supply.

SpagoBI team and OW2 community will meet the participants at Solutions Linux at the OW2 Wine and Cheese cocktail within OW2 Village, on Wednesday 11th May at 6 p.m.

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Engineering Group
Engineering Group is the major Italian player in IT design, outsourcing, product and consulting services on all vertical markets, with more than 6,500 people and 43 offices in Italy, Belgium, U.S.A. and Latin America. Engineering Group has one of the largest Research & Innovation departments, relying on 300 researchers and technologists. The Open Source, Business Intelligence and SOA Competence Center is part of the Research & Innovation Department. It manages various open source initiatives, such as the SpagoWorld Initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago.

OW2 Consortium
Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including Acceleo, ASM, Bonita, eXo Platorm, Funambol, JOnAS, Lomboz, Orbeon Forms, PetALS, SpagoBI and XWiki.

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