Open Source BPM
Following on to the Open Source and BI question, what's available in the BPM space? Not as much as the BI space, that's for sure.
Among the few items on my list are jBPM, which joined with JBoss to transform into JBoss jBPM, sort of like the green and red mega men join to become ultra mega-mega man. Apache Agila is another BPM project. Gluecode had Open Source portal software, but with IBM taking them over it's not clear what's going to happen with anything.
Here's a comprehensive list of Open Source workflow products, which make up a part of an overall BPM solution.
I think it's going to be a while until there's true BPM software available as Open Source. The standards are there or coming, and this will help any Open Source efforts out there in this space.
Posted by Mark Wednesday, May 11, 2005 10:37:00 PM |
Open Source BI
Open Source and BI is slowly starting to catch on. I've checked out a few of the tools, and I get asked about this every once in a while, so I keep a list handy. It's growing slowly, which is a good sign. It's also a sign that the BI market and data warehousing are mature. It's hard to commoditize something as complex as BI until the technologies are well understood.
First off is my list of a bunch of Open Source BI-related products. There's Mondrian, an open source OLAP server; there's the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) eclipse project; JPivot, which provide a JSP OLAP front end and works with Mondrian; DeepGreen is a Postgres-based data warehouse database product; JasperReports is reporting software that can generate reports in HTML, PDF, XML and other formats.
Intelligent Enterprise, a magazine I wrote for a bunch of times, has a short article on OLAP and Open Source. He mentions some of these same programs. There's this "advisory", sort of an analyst's answer to the "should we use open source for BI" IT management question.
That should be enough to get you started investigating open source and BI.
Posted by Mark 10:12:00 PM |