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BI e o software de código aberto

O impacto da crise financeira tem obrigado muitas empresas a cortar custos, ao mesmo tempo que a concorrência aumenta. É neste contexto, que o analista do Gartner Group recentemente informou que o interesse em alternativas open source para soluções de business intelligence (bi), em relação às ferramentas comerciais, tem sido crescente.

Em um relatório divulgado há algumas semanas, "Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools Production Deployments Will Grow Five-Fold through 2012", o analista afirmou que, embora nas alternativas de código aberto, ainda faltam algumas funcionalidades importantes que podem ser encontradas nas aplicações comerciais, o interesse no menor custo é crescente, ferramentas de código aberto a partir de empresas como JasperSoft, Pentaho.

Segundo o Gartner, o custo médio de um projeto de BI usando solução open-source é de cerca de US$ 30.000,00 (R$ 60.000,00) por ano aproximadamente, mas alguns acabam ultrapassando os US$ 500.000, valores este que acabam sendo similar ao gasto de um projeto de BI usando uma solução comercial.

O analista ainda acrescentou que enquanto as empresas de software comercial tradicionais, rejeitam a idéia de que seus modelos de negócio poderiam estar sob a ameaça de aplicações de código aberto, outras estão respondendo à esta possível ameaça.

Mas, enquanto algumas empresas parecem estar aproveitando o potencial do código aberto para ajudá-los a cortar custos e evitar a cobrança punitiva de alguns fornecedores de software comercial, outros têm rejeitado a idéia de utilizar software open-source como um risco para a sua infra-estrutura.

E você o que acha sobre tudo isso. Afinal o software de código aberto é um risco? As empresas deveriam adotar o software de código aberto em operações de missão crítica?

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