November 5, 2010 – Jaspersoft, a developer of business intelligence tools written in Java, recently unveiled JasperReports Server Professional. After its start nine years ago as a SourceForge project to develop an open source reporting tool that can be embedded into Java and Web applications, the project has grown into a full commercial venture.

We found this interesting piece of news on ITJungle in their article, “Jaspersoft Drives BI Success with Open Source.” All of Jaspersoft’s products are written in Java, and run on any server that can run the latest JVM. However, the company officially supports the product only on major Unix and Linux operating systems, as well as Windows.

Jaspersoft does have several customers pulling information from IBM i servers to generate reports using JasperReports and company officials state if enough IBM i shops wanted to run the software on their IBM i servers, there’s a good chance that Jaspersoft would eventually support it.

Melody K. Smith

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