Open Source BI

I’ve heard a bit of talk lately about the need for a Business Intelligence system on campus, so when I saw on the Parallels home page to a virtual machine with a Data Warehouse BI App installed it caught my eye: Pentaho BI Ubuntu 01/01/00. I took a look at the Pentaho home page and found this link: infobright_and_pentaho_deliver_virtual_machine, a press release about infoBright and pentaho joining forces for this effort and a link to register/download (http://www.infobright.org/Land/Pentaho_ICE_Registration/). The screenshots look promising. The initial Pentaho BI link was for Parallels but this one is for VM Ware so I tried the parallels transporter but it didn’t take so I’ll try the VMWare trail.