Bpm-Conseil, the company behind the Vanilla Project

Dear Readers,

There was an interesting paper from Forrester about the Open Source BI landscape, after the news about Pentaho-Hitachi deal. From this link, you can only preview a summary of the content (yes, you have to pay to access the full content), and I encourage you to invest on this document, because it clearly explain that Open Source Business intelligence had a big shift over the last few months.

Thanks to Forrester Analysts, my company, Bpm-Conseil, had a focus and was classified as “the last fully independent open source BI project“, with nice comment inside the paper. Just before the release of Vanilla v5, it’s a recognation of our work, and our position in the market. We are not an amalgamation of differents projects : we wrote our modules, like any software editors, and we can provide support on those modules (from ETL to Olap/Dashboard, through KPI / Reporting and WorkFlow/Portal components). It means : modules are consistent, easy to learn, already integrated (security, datasource, scheduler/workflow, backup, etc …), supported as a platform.

As a software editor, and just before the next challenges (Java8, Windows10, New browsers era, IOT …), we keep making the difference between our development model (Open Source) and our economic model (software editor). Work with us, don’t waste your time to ask us to work for free for you : our time has value, like yours. Our Vanilla platform will save you a lot of time in your development, this time has value.

I remember a recent flight where I discussed with a Microsoft consultant about Microsoft Office versus Open Office : time has value … and the money you invest in Microsoft Office, you get the ROI in a few days, because your productivity increases. It’s true with Office, and I’m proud to notice it’s also true with Vanilla, when it comes to Business Intelligence subjects.

Have Fun,


Vanilla 5 & Big Data

Dear Readers,

Vanilla Big Data Analysis, version 5, provides a unified Business Oriented Solution to :

  • blend any kind of data (production, bigdata, life data)
  • build any kind of visualization (dashboard, maps, kpi)
  • create any kind of data mining or forecasting model, based on those blended data

Don’t be scared by the new Big Data Challenge … Vanilla Big Data Analysis, version 5, will hide the complexity of the database (how data are stored, how to access data) to provide you with a comprehensive full featured environment where you can play & unlock the power of your data !

Vanilla Big Data Analysis Platform has been certified on Cloudera and HortonWorks, taking advantage and empowering some of the most popular Hadoop components such as Impala, Hbase, Cassandra, Pig, Tez, Mahout, Solfr/Cloud or HDFS … you can enjoy the power of Vanilla with your favorite Hadoop distribution today !

A Map is worth thousand reports … blend your data and enjoy full featured dashboard with maps & interactive Kpi, calculated in real time using Hadoop Yarn process.

Vanilla blended data

Vanilla blended data

For more information, don’t hesitate to drop me a mail !

Have Fun !