Ingres offers a real ice-breaker in business intelligence

Ingres has developed an open source business intelligence platform for enterprises.

Ingres has developed an open source business intelligence platform for enterprises.

The Ingres Icebreaker BI Appliance builds upon Ingres' market position in open source database appliances.

"Business Intelligence projects are one of the highest priorities for CIOs worldwide," said Deb Woods, Ingres vice-president of product management. "Our BI appliance software offering represents a strong commitment by Ingres to the business intelligence arena."

Ingres has developed the system in partnership with JasperSoft. "The new Ingres IceBreaker BI Appliance is a great solution for Ingres customers who need advanced analysis and reporting capabilities, as well as enterprise-class support," said Paul Doscher, CEO of JasperSoft.

The new BI system resides on top of Ingres' Icebreaker foundation, which consists of the Ingres 2006 database integrated with Linux, and is powered by JasperSoft's open source BI suite.

Ingres said this combination addresses the existing challenges in BI deployment and application, including costs of developing a data warehouse, expanding BI to additional users and managing and maintaining the software stack.

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