Open source business intelligence (BI) company Pentaho has introduced an on-demand subscription service for the Pentaho BI Suite.
Pentaho's On-Demand BI Subscription is deployed via a virtual image, which Pentaho said eliminates any portability issues should the customer decide to move their BI suite to their on-premises infrastructure.
The company is also offering an on-demand evaluation environment, allowing enterprises to test drive the Pentaho BI suite with their own data without requiring any of their own hardware or personnel.
As a launch incentive, Pentaho is inviting IT departments to upload their own data to Pentaho, which will build a full evaluation project within 72 hours, including key performance indicators and dashboards. The evaluation project will then remain online for three weeks.