Jaspersoft Delivers Hadoop Business Intelligence Training for Big Data University

Jaspersoft chosen to provide Hadoop reporting and analytics certification through Big Data University

SAN FRANCISCO – August 21, 2012 - Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced it will offer free training on BI for Hadoop through Big Data University, an online on-demand educational site established by IBM that delivers free and fee-based Hadoop and big data training courses. Jaspersoft training for Big Data University will enable companies to quickly and easily gain the reporting and analytics skills they need to better understand big data and improve business performance.

IBM created the online Big Data University as a vendor-neutral site to assist companies in getting the big data skills they need to manage and analyze large and complex data. While big data technologies like Hadoop are available to store and manage large data sets, many enterprises lack the necessary skills to fully use them, resulting in impediments to adoption. Big data management requires more than Hadoop skills, and the university offers additional courses in analytics, database and data integration.

As a recognized leader in BI for Big Data and Hadoop, Jaspersoft is contributing its BI resources to the Big Data community for easy and affordable certification. The first Jaspersoft training module to be offered is "Hadoop Reporting and Analysis," and is available now. Additional BI for Hadoop training modules will be available in the coming months.

“As an open source company, Jaspersoft understands the importance of helping the Hadoop community and we are delighted to offer free business intelligence training,” said Karl Van den Bergh, Vice President of Technology and Alliances at Jaspersoft. “After completing this free Big Data University training, even more people can realize fast insights from their data through our industry-leading suite that provides easy reporting, analytics, and dashboards.”

“Big Data University has over 33,000 students gaining big data technology skills and enrollment is expected to grow," said Leon Katsnelson, Big Data University Community Leader at IBM. “With thousands of job openings for data scientists in the United States alone, there has never been a better time for students, startups and IT professionals to enroll."

BigDataUniversity.com is an online educational web site and community, which includes many IBMers contributing to the development of courses, including hands-on labs that students take in the cloud. Students that pass these courses can become certified with Big Data University, and they can print out a certificate demonstrating course completion.

To register for the Jaspersoft BI for Hadoop training course and get free Big Data University certification, visit http://bigdatauniversity.com/

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About Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence (BI) suite in the world, enabling better decision-making through highly interactive reports, dashboards and analytics. By leading in support for cloud, big data, and mobile deployments, Jaspersoft helps its customers deliver on the promise of self-service BI at scale. Leveraging a commercial open source business model and a Community of more than 275,000 registered members, Jaspersoft's open source BI software has been downloaded more than 16 million times. Jaspersoft production deployments, in excess of 175,000, power 130,000 data-driven applications spanning 15,000 commercial customers. Jaspersoft is privately held and has locations around the world. For more information visit http://www.jaspersoft.com and http://www.jasperforge.org.