Tibco Software’s Spotfire group has released an on-demand offering that shares business intelligence dashboards for analytics using cloud computing as a platform. The move betokens an emerging trend that sees BPM and BAM systems reporting for cloud duty.
Ease of set-up is one of the major benefits here. Business users have the wherewithal now to create executable models that also serve as UI builders for executive dashboards that provide a view of operations. But IT and development remain a bottleneck for actual installation of the real-time run-time versions of the systems the business creates. The public cloud is a place where the systems can get built-out, ahead of IT procurement of private cloud or on-premise versions.
Collaboration is a cornerstone of recent BPM add-ons, whether cloud-based or other. Tibco’s new offering highlights collaboration, or the social media aspect of business intelligence, which the cloud should leverage somewhat.
Among other activity in this area is Metastorm’s new M3 modeling suite, which is composed of a popular subset of its modeling tools for business process building, residing on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Not far afield of this is a new app store builder included in JackBe’s Presto 3.0 enterprise mashup engine, used in many cases for data analytics.