Jinfonet Speeds In-Memory OLAP with ‘Push Down’ Technology
November 27, 2012 Alex Woodie
Organizations slicing and dicing data using Jinfonet Software‘s JReport software should see a speed boost when they upgrade to version 11.1, which was unveiled earlier this month. The new release features new “push down” technology that Jinfonet says will greatly speed up OLAP creation and analysis.
JReport is a lightweight suite of business intelligence tools that includes four core modules, including a drag-and-drop report designer, a report distribution and management tool, an ad-hoc reporting and multi-dimensional module, and a dashboard module, which was unveiled earlier this year with JReport 11. The software runs on any Java-based Web application server, including the IBM i server, and is typically utilized as an embedded reporting tool for other Web applications.
Jinfonet says JReport Server Live users will experience a significant speed boost (up to 100 times) when exploring data in the multi-dimensional database module thanks to the new “push down” technology, which pushes summary computations down into the database layer, as opposed to running them on the local machine.
JReport 11 also enables detail data to be cached, which will speed up the process of drilling down to record-level data. Drilling back up will also be faster, thanks to enhancements Jinfonet made with hierarchical structures in the metadata layer, the company says.
Other enhancements were made to JReport’s dashboard module and the smartphone and tablet interfaces. Jinfonet has bolstered JDashboard’s self-service reporting functions by enabling users to customize their dashboard with print outputs, themes, and special fields; by adding new gauge and indicator charts; and by enabling formulas to be used in properties and auto-format options.
Jinfonet’s native iOS app has also been bolstered with new interactive and dynamic chart types and tables. The app, which is available for download on the Apple App Store, supports any iPhone or iPad devices that are running iOS 5 or 6. For more information, see the company’s website at www.jinfonet.com.