Reporting Engine Defined
A reporting engine can turn data into meaningful, actionable information. Using a reporting engine as a part of Embedded Business Intelligence (Embedded BI), users can refine data from various sources into easy-to-read and interactive, formatted reports tailored to their audience. An embedded reporting engine allows reporting features to be directly integrated into your own application to present data as interactive web reports to enable users to analyze and visualize their data.
According to Gartner, some of the key features and buying requirements of a business intelligence platform or reporting engine include:
- Ease of Use
- Achievement of Business Benefits
- The extent of Platform Integration
- Information Delivery
If you’re looking for a reporting engine as part of Embedded BI that meets and exceeds the above requirements, JReport could be the right reporting engine for you. The JReport reporting engine can create and generate pixel perfect, paginated reports as well as interactive web reports. JReport can also develop and publish reports in formats including PDF, Excel, HTML5, rich text, XML, and CSV, among others.
JReport Server- An Embeddable Reporting Engine
Overall, embedding JReport as a reporting engine into your OEM or SaaS applications will allow you to provide your users with enterprise-ready reporting functionality. JReport’s intuitive user interface makes reporting design, creation, and deployment easy to learn and use. Its enterprise-level capabilities allow you to scale, customize, and securely deploy reporting, dashboarding, and visualizations into any application. Empower your users to make quicker, more accurate business decisions. Here are some of the types of reports and dashboards JReport supports:
JReport provides a robust solution for interactive web reporting that is easy-to-use and quick for report creation and design. Web reports provide the ultimate experience in interacting with your data through drilling down, slicing and dicing, and pivoting your data. Moreover, it’s based on an HTML5 web interface for fast report execution, easy customization, and better presentation styling.
JReport provides pixel perfect design and layout and is equipped with rich pagination abilities for users to create precise, sophisticated reports that can also be printed. Page reports are also supported by fully customizable scheduling and delivery features. Page-level security and bursting options provide extra flexibility to address user’s security concerns.
Web Report Studio and Page Report Studio enable reports to be accessed through a web browser via HTML5. Users can interact with reports by controlling dynamic filter, sort, and drill capabilities. Users can also drag and drop columns to and from an existing report, dynamically change chart types, pivot crosstabs, add groups, convert report components or create entirely new reports.
JReport also provides enterprise-level dashboarding capabilities giving developers and end users the ability to quickly and easily create new dashboards for fast decision making. With JDashboard, you have the ability to sync different components from filter, sort, or drill down actions. This gives you the ability to drastically increase data insights and allows users to efficiently make better decisions.
JReport is developed with scaling in mind. JReport’s cluster architecture allows you to scale up and down to meet your peak load times and to save processing power in low demand times. JReport also incorporates numerous technologies designed to make high demand compute runs more efficient, such as intelligent push-down querying where queries to your data sources are made more efficient. In-memory cubes allow you to more efficiently pull and cache aggregated data for quicker summary level data analysis.
JReport Server Clustering Capabilities
JReport’s cluster-node architecture not only enables easy scaling as user demand increases, but it also allows you to build redundancy into your application’s analytics. JReport server is built to be fault tolerant with automatic failover, meaning you won’t have any single point of failure.
Schedule and Burst Reports to Thousands of Users
As you scale, even easy administrative tasks can become highly demanding on your support and development teams. Building a single report is easy enough, but building thousands of reports even if they’re nearly identical to support thousands of users can be a time-consuming task. With JReport you’re able to schedule a single report to be run and delivered to users. And with JReport’s bursting capabilities you can do so even if users have different security permissions. Bursting uses a bursting key to set the type of information each user is able to see, meaning thousands of report containing different information depending on user permissions can be sent out from one report built by your support or development team.
As mentioned, JReport supports several different technologies to optimize reporting performance. This includes an advanced set of algorithms designed to balance the reporting load between multiple servers. JReport also supports a reporting pipeline which allows you to deliver reports by rendering each page from the top down. And when building reports themselves, users can pull partial report results for quicker rendering against larger data sets meaning quicker, easier self-service.
Monitor Everything Easily
JReport Server has built-in monitoring tools which allow you to monitor the performance of the JReport Server cluster itself. The performance and health of a single node of or the entire cluster can be monitored and reports from this data.