updated 10:30 pm EST, Thu January 19, 2012
Move reflects sea change in non-Windows platforms
DSPanel has utilized Java to create multi-platform native versions of its Performance Canvas Studio for Mac OS X, Linux and Unix as well as its original Windows platform. The suite is the company's flagship product for business intelligence (BI) correlation of various data sources and is also accessible on mobile devices via the web. The program is "multi-tenant" meaning databases can be set up to serve multiple clients, organizations or users to access the data.
Organizations can set up their BI environment either completely in the cloud (via Canvas Online, which is hosted by Amazon) or in a combination deployment based locally but with cloud functionality for mobile or remote use. As MacNN recently reported, a growing number of large organizations and Fortune 500 companies are taking more advantage of non-Windows platforms, particularly Apple's iOS and Mac offerings, to allow employees, managers and executives more choice and more options in the increasingly mobile-connected business arena.
Performance Canvas Studio is a browser-based WYSIWYG environment that lets users design reports, access dashboards, and leverage analysis tools without needing to know complex query languages. Users can access company or internet data and create visualizations, charts and other forms the correlate analytics in an understandable, shareable format.