Open-source business intelligence tools are becoming a mainstream deployment option for all kinds of BI usage, according to Gartner.
Gartner analysts said that while functionality is not yet on par with large commercial platforms and is still rarely seen as an enterprise-wide BI standard, open-source BI tool deployment is growing solidly. The research firm predicts that the open-source BI market will grow five-fold through 2012.
The average size deal for an open-source BI contract remains approximately $30,000 for a yearly subscription, but some contracts repeatedly exceed $500,000 for a multiyear support subscription, which is the same as many commercial counterparts.
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