Jaspersoft has decided to take the JasperReports Server Community Edition and make it available on Amazon’s recent offering called AWS Marketplace, free of charge. This will make it possible for users to use JasperReports as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be deployed as part of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Loyal to its open-source philosophy, Jaspersoft’s offering can be deployed free of charge and will enable users to rely on JasperReports Community Edition and take advantage of a business intelligence (BI) and a reporting solution. In this regard, Brian Gentile, chief executive officer (CEO) of Jaspersoft states:
“In this changing IT world, both business users and BI professionals are looking for faster, easier and more cost-effective ways to deploy business intelligence. Through the availability of JasperReports Server on the AWS Marketplace, we are now making this a reality for the world’s most widely deployed business intelligence software.”
This is an interesting approach from Jaspersoft that introduces their applications to users and lets them try them out and see whether they can meet their needs. The ultimate goal, of course, is to increase audience reach as well as increase the number of customers of their commercial version.
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