Big Data and Self-service Business Intelligence among new features of SpagoBI 4.0

Engineering Group’s open source Business Intelligence offering opens itself to Big Data, Self-Service BI, In-memory analysis and renews its mobile offering.

Rome (Italy), 9th July 2013 – Engineering Group – Italy’s largest operator in the IT services market and global editor of open source solutions – announces the release of the new 4.0 version of the open source Business Intelligence SpagoBI suite, which now adds features supporting Big Data management and Self-service BI to the traditional analytical areas of the information management domain, already covered by the previous versions of the suite.

SpagoBI 4.0 is characterized by a higher usability thanks to a new graphical interface and dedicated self-service analysis tools, thus ensuring adequate levels of data security, quality and governance. The development of traditional analytical documents (such as reports, charts, interactive cockpits and maps) as well as free inquiry can also be performed on big data managed through NoSQL databases and HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). Thanks to the new Self-service BI features, users can fully exploit SpagoBI capabilities in order to self-perform their analysis both on private non-certified data, as well as on enterprise data. In addition to some important improvements concerning the mobile BI and ad-hoc reporting, SpagoBI 4.0 also offers new data visualization models for the analysis of complex and relational events.

Next steps include the development of a component supporting in-memory analysis, allowing users to analyse their data in a more agile way and to consequently make quicker and better-informed business decisions.

The 4.0 version will create new market scenarios for SpagoBI, an enterprise-level solution also suitable to an individual, free and agile usage, even by decision makers with no specific skill on this tool.” says Grazia Cazzin, SpagoBI Competency Center director. “Power, flexibility and ease of use make of SpagoBI a prominent product in the open source Business Intelligence domain.

SpagoBI suite is available for download on OW2 Forge, an independent and global community that guarantees the availability of open source software over time: All updated information on SpagoBI suite are available at

Engineering Group
Engineering Group ( is the leading Italian software and services company and one of the top 10 European ICT groups, with about 7,000 people and 40 offices in Italy, Belgium, USA, Brazil and Argentina. The Research & Innovation Department includes the Open Source, Business Intelligence, Big Data and SOA Competency Centers

SpagoBI Competency Center
SpagoBI Competency Center is the working unit of Engineering Group’s Research & Innovation Division that develops and manages SpagoBI suite. The Center, well-established throughout the Italian territory, coordinates the offices in Brussels in Belgium, New York in the USA and São Paulo in Brazil.