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Full-Stack Business Intelligence Software

Best Full-Stack Business Intelligence Software

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Full-Stack Business Intelligence Software

Full-stack BI solutions are useful for organizations that wish to deliver relatively stable operational reports in a consistent format to front-line staff across the organization. The advantages of this kind of enterprise reporting capability is the consistency of the data sets being used across the entire organization which makes it easy to create alignment.

Key Components

These solutions have a number of key components, although every solution does not necessarily have each component of the stack:

  • Data warehouse: A relational database designed specifically for data analysis instead of standard transactional processing. It acts as the conduit between operational data stores and the gaining of insight based on composite data. Slices of data from the warehouse—usually summary data for a single department like sales or finance—are stored in a “data mart” for quicker access.
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL): The first important task is to extract the data from the various data sources and load it into a data warehouse where it is normalized (organized into tables while cleaning the data and removing redundancy and inconstancies). Once it has been appropriately structured it is available for querying and analysis.
  • OLAP or ad-hoc query tools: OLAP (Online Analytical Processing), and its close cousin ROLAP—(relational) online analytical processing, is a technology that allows users to query data across multiple dimensions, for building standard reports or for enabling users to ask a specific business question.
  • Presentation layer: Dashboards, scorecards and reports presenting the data to users in a visually appealing way that is easy to understand. In response to the great success of data discovery and visualization tools like Tableau and QlikView, many full-stack vendors have also built their own data discovery and visualization tools which are sometimes, but not always, integrated with the rest of the platform.

On-Premise vs. Cloud BI

Full-stack solutions are often primarily on-premise solutions and can be difficult and expensive to deploy. Increasingly, though, full-stack vendors are building cloud versions of their platforms, although these are often not true multi-tenant SaaS offerings. However, there are a number of vendors like Birst and GoodData who offer full-stack solutions which were originally designed as multi-tenant SaaS solutions.

Full-Stack Business Intelligence Products

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TIBCO Jaspersoft<a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>

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236 Ratings

Jaspersoft is a Business Intelligence suite that brings users worldwide more timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes, through an embeddable reporting and analytics. The vendor says Jaspersoft is a cost-effective platform, and its goal is to help users make better decision...

Birst<a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>

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178 Ratings

Birst Networked BI is a BI product that promises to enable a single view of data and eliminate data silos. Additionally, decentralized teams and individual users can augment this shared analytic fabric with their own local data, without compromising data governance. This consistency comes from a ...

Microsoft BI

600 Ratings

Microsoft BI benefits from the ubiquity of SQL server and the set of tools built around the database, including an ETL layer, master data management, data cleansing, report and reporting. The reporting engine is SQL Server Reporting Services which does not have the visualization capabilities of ...

Sisense<a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>

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88 Ratings

Sisense simplifies business analytics for complex data. Powered by its unique In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies – Sisense delivers unmatched performance, agility and value, eliminating much of the costly data preparation traditionally needed with business analytics tools and providing a sin...

IBM Cognos

310 Ratings

IBM Cognos is an established product with a large user base. It is a full-featured platform comprising Query Studio, Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio, and Cognos Administration along with some newer tools for Microsoft Office integration, full-text search and dashboards. Query ...

Dundas BI

54 Ratings

Dundas BI is Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Visualization software that includes customizable dashboards, reporting and visual data analytics. According to the vendor, their solution is the most flexible BI platform, with seamless integration into the user’s business applications, allowing t...

MicroStrategy Analytics

209 Ratings

MicroStrategy Analytics is a platform for Business Intelligence (BI) and self-service analytics. It enables organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. MicroStrategy currently has 3 versions: MicroStrategy Analy...


100 Ratings

Pentaho is a suite of open source business intelligence and analytics products, now offered and supported by Hitachi Data Systems since the June 2015 acquisition.

OpenText Analytics

18 Ratings

Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regar...


2 Ratings

Izenda is a business intelligence software offering from Izenda.


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Backed by Dun & Bradstreet, Stytch is an analytics platform that offers a connection to Dun & Bradstreet’s data services to deliver better data matching, blending, and cleansing via the D-U-N-S number. This solution includes a dashboard and self-service data preparation tools. The vendor’...

i2e- Dynamic Enterprise Forecasting platform

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i2e is a fully integrated forecasting and insights platform that leverages Microsoft Excel® for ease-of-use. The vendor says i2e enables organizations to conduct the following: Strategic long range forecasting and planning globallyOperational historical forecasting locally and globally i2e provi...