Jaspersoft Open Source Reporting Now Available for Eclipse Developers

With Jaspersoft Studio, developers can build, share, and manage reports for free in the most popular Java development environment

Jul 13, 2011, 07:00 ET from Jaspersoft

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft, maker of the world's most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today released Jaspersoft Studio, the most complete open source BI design environment for Eclipse. Bringing new BI capabilities to Eclipse Java developers, Jaspersoft Studio provides a complete open source platform that allows Eclipse Java developers to build, secure, and share BI reports for free.

Eclipse represents one the largest and most important Java communities touting an average of one million downloads per month. Jaspersoft serves the largest open source BI community with over 225,000 registered members. With Jaspersoft Studio, two significant developer communities are brought together to bring greater adoption of open source BI to the masses. Jaspersoft provides Eclipse developers with more BI capabilities when compared with the reporting tools currently available for Eclipse.

Specifically, Jaspersoft Studio surpasses the current reporting tool capabilities available to the Eclipse community, allowing developers to build reports in Jaspersoft Studio and share them among teams or with their organization using the open source JasperReports Server project. Jaspersoft Studio delivers a true open source platform for report building, sharing, and managing without requiring developers to purchase commercial software. Users can design and distribute reports accessing any data source including relational databases, "big data" and NoSQL databases, or flat files.

Guilio Toffoli, Founder and Lead Architect of iReport at Jaspersoft said, "With the provided Eclipse reporting tools, developers can get started with report design fairly quickly, but the runway of what they can do is short. Jaspersoft Studio is designed to create a richer BI experience for the Eclipse community. Now, when a developer wants to deploy or secure a BI report, they can do it with our server without requiring a costly commercial license."

Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, said "The Eclipse community gets stronger with each new member who contributes innovative and functional software. Jaspersoft is a top open source company and we're excited to welcome them into the Eclipse Community. We look forward to new tools and the expertise they can add in the business intelligence arena."

In addition to making Jaspersoft available to Eclipse developers, the company also announced it has become an official member of the Eclipse Foundation. By joining this community, Jaspersoft has extended its open software development arm and ability to build open source applications and products.

Brian Gentile, CEO at Jaspersoft said, "Jaspersoft is committed to making all developers successful with its powerful, proven, open source software. Combining the strengths of Jaspersoft and Eclipse yields new advantages for open source business intelligence, ultimately giving a broader set of customers the tools needed to improve decision-making."

Jaspersoft Studio is currently available for download from JasperForge.org.

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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, light-weight, 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 14 million product downloads worldwide, 175,000 production deployments in 100 countries and over 14,000 commercial customers. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of more than 225,000 registered members. For more information visit: www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

About the Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at http://www.eclipse.org.

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