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MARVELit OpenReports DASH Appliance Makes Open Source BI Solution Available to Small and Mid-sized Business

    Online News published in DMReview.com
December 9, 2005

MARVELit, a provider of Open Source Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions, announced the development of OpenReports DASH, a BI appliance with out-of-the-box dashboard and reporting functionality targeting small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) with business analytic needs. These businesses often find current BI software solutions too expensive and complex, often with impractical vendor-specific upgrade and maintenance requirements more appropriate to an enterprise-sized business. MARVELit's OpenReports DASH appliance, available First Quarter 2006, fills the SMB gap by bundling MARVELit OpenReports PORTAL BI software, database software and JDBC connectivity to pre-existing databases, along with optimized hardware and unlimited support services in a simple plug-and-play interface.

The benefits of appliance-based BI include:

  • Affordable, fixed-price solution

  • Avoidance of lengthy implementation and integration timelines

  • Preconfigured software and hardware instantly ready for use

  • Operating system software preconfigured for security and ease of maintenance

  • Simplified maintenance and support  

  • Seamless access to common SMB and open source applications

  • Fast, simple client implementation for Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

When hosted by MARVELit, all relevant upgrades and patches will be installed with no additional cost. If it is hosted at the customer's location, then those same patches and upgrades will be free of charge but either automatically downloaded online or simply installed by the customer via CD. Additional appliances provide redundancy and scale.

Upcoming appliance product offerings to be launched in 2006 will include a search engine database appliance that will provide access to relational data (RDBMS) via a simple text search. Like the OpenReports DASH appliance, each additional appliance will mirror the same plug-and-play installation with minimal integration needs.


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