September 14, 2008

Jaspersoft numbers

I chatted Friday with marketing VP Nick Halsey of Jaspersoft, which is probably the most successful open source business intelligence company. (That’s based just anecdotally, on mentions. I’d put Pentaho #2, with Talend commonly getting mentioned along with the two BI vendors for its ETL.) I’ll go straight to the numbers, per Nick, before talking in a separate post about what Jaspersoft actually sells.

Highlights include:


7 Responses to “Jaspersoft numbers”

  1. Introduction to Jaspersoft – the actual business | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on September 14th, 2008 2:45 pm

    […] were so many numbers in my introductory call with Jaspersoft that I’ve split them out in a separate post. With that out of the way, here’s what’s really going on, per Nick […]

  2. Seth Grimes on September 15th, 2008 3:35 pm

    Curt, this information is misleading at best in my opinion: “Company founded in 2005, based on true community/open source efforts that had been going on since at least 2001.” I was looking for citeable information and found this (;txt):

    “JasperSoft was originally founded as Panscopic Software in 2001. I joined the company in February 2004 and led the open source transition which resulted in the launch of JasperSoft in April 2005.”

    The open-source transition — the “efforts that had been going on since at least 2001” — refers to Panscopic’s acquisition of JasperReports, which had until then been a totally independent effort.

    It appears that the folks who founded Panscopic and the folks who transformed it into JasperSoft are no longer associated with the company.


  3. Seth Grimes on September 15th, 2008 3:35 pm

    Oops… That quotation was of former JasperSoft CEO Paul Doscher.

  4. Curt Monash on September 15th, 2008 5:59 pm


    Thanks for contributing the info!



  5. Open source business intelligence on January 6th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Thanks for this info!

  6. Introduction to Pentaho | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on February 7th, 2009 2:57 pm

    […] Pentaho’s average selling price is $24-25K for first year revenue, which is extremely close to Jaspersoft’s figure. […]

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