Jaspersoft is an open-source business intelligence suite built on Java. Jaspersoft put together a video of using MongoDb with it’s suite on Windows Azure. MongoDB is a NoSQL based system, which stores data like JSON. I found an article about this on MS Open Tech’s site. I just wanted to share it here to let you know that Windows Azure is truly open to working with non-Microsoft technologies.
This video shows Jaspersoft accessing MongoDB via their native connector on Windows Azure. The Jaspersoft native connector provides near real-time connectivity, providing great performance for even complex visualizations, as you’ll see in this video:
Jaspersoft runs on both Linux and Windows, meaning it can also run on either the Windows or Linux platform on Windows Azure as well. Jaspersoft also has native connectors for several other data sources, including Microsoft SQL Server as well as a variety of other relational data platforms and formats, and Hadoop. Because Jaspersoft is written in Java, it can be a key part of any solution that you create using our otherWindows Azure – enabled Java Tools as well.
Who says Windows Azure isn’t open? If you need a Windows Azure subscription, here is the link for a free trial.