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Tesi etd-03022010-110639


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea specialistica
Author
BALABAN, DAVID
URN
etd-03022010-110639
Title
Free Open Source Software for Business Intelligence
Struttura
INTERFACOLTA'
Corso di studi
INFORMATICA PER L'ECONOMIA E PER L'AZIENDA
Commissione
relatore Prof. Ruggieri, Salvatore
Parole chiave
  • KNIME
  • RapidMiner
  • data mining
  • OSBI
  • open source
  • FOSS
Data inizio appello
09/04/2010;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
Free Open Source Software (FOSS) has recently grown, becoming a significant part of the IT market. We use the word “FOSS” to refer to software under a license which grants the right to access the source code and use, study, and change the software. We must not confuse FOSS with “non-commercial software”: antonyms of FOSS are “closed” and “proprietary” software.<br>The first purpose of this paper is to maintain an unbiased position. The analysis begins with a general overview of the FOSS world and then moves focus to business intelligence: during the last years, several tools have finally entered the market, becoming actual competitors to proprietary software.<br>Although FOSS still needs to grow, a large number of companies are already deploying or at least testing some FOSS solutions. In addition, the research world has shown interest providing several market surveys and software analyses.<br>After illustrating the selection criteria used, the paper describes the most interesting FOSS tools for each of the following business intelligence subcategories: database management systems (DBMS), data integration tools, analytical tools and business intelligence suites.<br>In addition, the FOSS data mining solutions RapidMiner and KNIME are evaluated and tested on a set of data. Although the two programs are not as widespread as the proprietary data mining tools, they can be considered actual competitors to the proprietary software.
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