BitNami and Jaspersoft Deliver Cloud-based Business Intelligence for SMBs

BitNami and Jaspersoft have partnered to provide JasperReports Server, the leading open source business intelligence tool, as part of the BitNami Cloud Hosting library, enabling businesses without extensive IT resources to take advantage of the power and flexibility of the cloud to deploy an enterprise- grade business intelligence solution.

_San Francisco, CA. March 17, 2011. – _BitNami, which simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud, and Jaspersoft, the world's most widely used business intelligence platform, announced today that they have partnered to bring open source business intelligence to the cloud. Businesses of all sizes can now deploy the JasperReports Server Community Edition open source report server on the Amazon EC2 Cloud with the click of a button using BitNami Cloud Hosting.

BitNami Cloud Hosting is a platform that simplifies the deployment and management of web applications on the cloud. It provides one-click application deployment, automatic incremental backups (with a schedule set by the user), simple server resizing, server scheduling, monitoring and other features that enable businesses to deploy an enterprise-grade business intelligence solution without engaging significant IT resources. A BitNami-enabled deployment of JasperReports Server can be up and running in just a few minutes and scaled up or down to meet changing requirements. Customers can easily customize the setup and save the images as templates, ready to be cloned and restored as necessary, providing further time savings.

"We have been working closely with Jaspersoft for several years to make their commercial offering easy for customers to deploy", said Daniel Lopez, BitNami CTO. "We are excited to extend our partnership and provide our BitNami Cloud Hosting users with access to an excellent open source BI solution for the cloud."

JasperReports Server is perfectly tailored to the cloud with an easily customizable GUI and agnostic data source support. The commercial edition also includes multi-tenant capabilities.

"We are pleased that BitNami is offering Jaspersoft Community Editions in the cloud for instant access to powerful open source business intelligence", says Andrew Lampitt, Senior Director of Technology Alliances at Jaspersoft.

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About BitNami

BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as Jasperserver, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more.

About Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end- to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.

Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence software has more than 12 million product downloads worldwide, 160,000 production deployments and over 13,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of more than 180,000 registered members. For more information visit: http://www.jaspersoft.com and http://www.jasperforge.org.

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