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Software companies from opposite sides of the open-source track have found common ground on the cloud: business intelligence

JasperSoft, Talend, Vertica, and RightScale have announced a stack they said will automate the job of integrating and setting up online BI to eliminate manual integration work.

The companies said customers could build and use analytic sandboxes and disposable data marts to gain intelligence on a wide range of data, including brief or seasonal projects. It's a pay-as-you go service that comes with a 30-day trial here.

JasperSoft chief executive Brian Gentile told Dave Rosenberg in an interview the hook up with the closed-source pair meant customers wouldn't have to wait months to spin up a BI project.

"If you want to start a new project, just fire it up. If you want to scale, we scale. If you're done with the project in a month or two, just stop - you haven't had to invest in significant software or hardware infrastructure costs," Gentile said.

JasperSoft and Talend are open-source companies that have been making a name for themselves in BI and data-integration respectively. Vertica is a proprietary vendor with a high-performance analytical database while RightScale provides cloud management software.

RightScale claims its software provides genuine portability of data and information in clouds.

Much conversation in cloud interoperability has been around different APIs talking to each other, but RightScale abstracts communications such as the allocation of actual resources - the part that really stops your applications deployed on different clouds talking to each other.

Also, RightScale provides a set of ServerTemplates to provision a cloud it says are better than machine images because they do not hard code things like scripts, executables, and variables. ®

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