For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.
running. In addition to installing BI software, several other expensive and complicated software components must be installed, configured and managed: Application servers (e.g., WebLogic, IIS, Webshere, Tomcat, etc.) - this includes base software installation along with things like port configuration, SSL and certificate management, authentication infrastructure, logging, clustering, failover, etc. Database servers - significant costs exist in setting up and maintaining analytical databases including