On-Demand BI Provider Chooses End-to-End Open Source Solution from Jaspersoft and Infobright

Bi3 Solutions chooses Jaspersoft and Infobright to meet demand for enterprise-class “BI as a Service” solution

MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, SANTA CLARA, California — April 20, 2009 Jaspersoft, provider of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, and Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, today announced that Bi3 Solutions has chosen the companies’ joint BI project to build an end-to-end BI suite.

The joint, open source project from Jaspersoft and Infobright, which includes BI, extract-transform-load (ETL) and data warehousing capabilities, was introduced today at the MySQL Conference and Expo.

Bi3 Solutions, a provider of on-premise and virtual on-demand BI and Collaborative Performance Management solutions, is using Jaspersoft and Infobright as the foundation for its Virtual Business Intelligence Center (VBIC). The VBIC, which uses a variation of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, offers Bi3 Solutions customers’ with a comprehensive set of on-demand BI services that support critical business decisions and drive operational efficiencies.

Bi3 Solutions chose Jaspersoft and Infobright for their mature product features and flexible integration capabilities, allowing the company to deliver an enterprise-class solution to customers. Jaspersoft and Infobright will provide the reporting, analytics and data warehousing components for the VBIC, which goes beyond traditional BI applications to provide a fully functional and state-of-the-art virtual BI competency center solution.

“At Bi3 Solutions, our mission is to enable organizations to get the most value out of their BI programs. Traditionally, BI projects have required a significant upfront investment and a big portion of that was allocated to software licenses. By partnering with Jaspersoft and Infobright for the database and reporting/analytics components of our Virtual BI Center (VBIC), we are able to provide an enterprise-class solution to our clients that is not only technically superior, but also dramatically changes the economics of deploying BI to a broader end user base,” said Thomas Groh, CEO of Bi3 Solutions.

Businesses have an opportunity to emerge ahead of their competitors after the downturn by investing in powerful open source software that enables strategic business initiatives. Designed from the bottom up using Java and open web standards, Jaspersoft and Infobright are providing customers with user-friendly BI tools that produce easy-to-understand data, powerful analytics and comprehensive data warehousing functionality.

“Bi3 Solutions represents a growing number of companies that are taking advantage of ultra-modern, simple but flexible, embedded BI functionality from Jaspersoft. We are not aware of any comparable functionality available at a similar cost, including solutions developed in-house. This relationship is another example of how open source is enabling innovation for business software,” said Brian Gentile, CEO of Jaspersoft.

“We’re happy to see our partnership with Jaspersoft translating into real value for companies like Bi3 Solutions, said Miriam Tuerk, president and CEO of Infobright. “Our joint solution capitalizes on the flexibility and scalability offered by open source, enabling users to contain costs without giving up critical analytical capabilities.

Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile and Infobright CEO Miriam Tuerk together will present at the MySQL Conference & Expo this Wednesday (April 22 at 10 a.m. PT) on how the best businesses are using analytics to thrive in good times and bad. For more information on the session, please visit the MySQL Conference description for their presentation. Conference attendees can also view product demos and hear more real-world customer stories at the Jaspersoft/Infobright MySQL Conference & Expo booth #300.

About Bi3 Solutions
Bi3 Solutions specializes in providing on-premise and virtual on-demand Business Intelligence (BI) and Collaborative Performance Management solutions to private and public sector organizations. These solutions help our clients to succeed in an increasingly complex environment where change is business as usual.  For more information, please visit www.bi3solutions.com.

About Infobright
Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of self-managing data warehouse software. The critical need for business intelligence, coupled with the dramatic growth of corporate data, has outpaced IT’s resources and budget within many companies. Infobright’s technology solves this problem by delivering a highly scalable analytic data warehouse that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other data warehouse solutions. Infobright’s solution is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, telecommunications and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit http://www.infobright.com.

About JasperSoft Corporation
Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence suite is the world's most widely used BI software, with more than 8 million total downloads worldwide and more than 10,000 commercial customers in 96 countries. The company's Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite provides a web-based, open and modular approach that address the next generation business intelligence needs of the enterprise. Jaspersoft's software is rapidly updated by a community of more than 90,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects, which represents the world's largest business intelligence community.More information is available at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

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Greg Hatfield
Bi3 Solutions
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