Jaspersoft, maker of the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the development of the industry’s first BI architected for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In a joint webinar with Red Hat today, Jaspersoft will showcase the planned integration of Jaspersoft BI with Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS. Working closely with Red Hat to leverage its cloud application lifecycle management tools, Jaspersoft delivers easy and powerful reporting capabilities for better decision making through a choice of deployments including on-premises, as well as public, private, or hybrid clouds.

Companies are increasingly turning to PaaS as their preferred cloud strategy for enterprise application development. It provides many benefits including improved cost, deployment speed, scalability, and ease of implementation and maintenance. According to industry analysts, PaaS will become a $12 billion market by 2020. With OpenShift, Red Hat offers a compelling PaaS built on open source technologies that enable developers to quickly develop and deploy applications in the cloud. OpenShift provides built-in auto-scaling, supports a wide variety of languages, frameworks, middleware and clouds and is available free of charge.

With the high volume of data businesses are generating, the combination of Jaspersoft BI with Red Hat OpenShift provides a fast and efficient way to not only develop and deploy data-driven applications, but also harness them to derive meaningful insights from a variety of data sources, including relational databases and Big Data sources. Jaspersoft provides native access to the leading Big Data products, including MongoDB, for which it recently announced the industry’s first BI connector; Jaspersoft and Red Hat will demonstrate their MongoDB integration on Red Hat OpenShift during today’s joint webinar.

“Jaspersoft is excited to team with Red Hat to build the industry’s first BI for PaaS,” said Karl Van den Bergh, Jaspersoft’s Vice President of Product and Alliances. “We are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the shift of application development to the cloud with our modern architecture, the world’s largest BI community building data-driven applications, and our open source model. Today’s announcement about the planned integration of Jaspersoft with Red Hat OpenShift is the first of several that demonstrates our leadership in BI for PaaS.”

“Red Hat is helping organizations to develop private, public and hybrid clouds with solutions like our CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering that is currently in beta, while at the same time making it easy for developers to leverage clouds with our OpenShift PaaS,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. “With Jaspersoft’s suite of reporting and analysis capabilities now available on OpenShift, organizations can quickly realize the benefits of the cloud while gaining deep insights from the data that powers these applications.”

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