The Bitnami ReportServer Community Stack provides a one-click install solution for ReportServer Community. Download installers and virtual machines, or run your own ReportServer Community server in the cloud.
ReportServer is an open source business intelligence (OSBI) platform with powerful reporting and analysis tools. It provides a unified interface to reporting engines from different providers, making it easy for managers to collate, analyze and take action on data from multiple business touchpoints. With support for Jasper, Birt, Mondrian and Excel as well as a powerful ad-hoc reporting component ReportServer is the ideal tool for business decision makers, analysts and consultants.
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ReportServer Community Edition comes with powerful ad-hoc analysis tools including support for OLAP and pixel-perfect reporting.
Key features of ReportServer Community include
- Unified interface to multiple reporting engines, including Jasper and Eclipse BIRT.
- Powerful ad-hoc analytics components.
- Support for interactive, multi-dimensional analytics with OLAP and Mondrian.
- Support for multiple output formats, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PDF and XML.
- Unlimited, freely-configurable dashboards per user.
- Fine-grained access control with groups, ACLs and user variables.
- Enterprise-ready and open source.
Why use the Bitnami ReportServer Community Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run ReportServer Community in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami ReportServer Community Stack is:
We track every release of ReportServer Community and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of ReportServer Community as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying ReportServer Community or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami ReportServer Community Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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I have had nothing but great success from day 1 with Bitnami ReportServer. Bitnami pulls out all the stops, giving you the option for a standalone installer that works on three different OS's, a cloud-hosted solution and even a Virtual Machine image that is ready out of the box.
For my needs the standalone installer worked wonders and I was up and running with only minor configuration in about 20 minutes. I have asked the developers of ReportServer many questions and they always get back to me within 24 hours. There was a minor issue between the preloaded Java edition and Bitnami's stacks, I brought it to their attention, and voila! they fixed it within 24 hours. I highly recommend this for anyone that is in need of a straightforward and VERY powerful reporting tool.
I looked at uisng Report Server, Birt F-type hub, or JasperReports server. I ended up choosing Report Server as it was the only one that would enable to both use the BIRT reports I had already designed and working, allow me to extend to use various other reports (like Jasper), allow dynamic lists, and give a dashboard. To be fair, it looks and feels a lot like the Birt F-type, but without all the restrictions.
The bitnami installer didn't work on my RHEL 5 host--it was unable to find the mysql server for some unknown reason, so I had to do a manual installation. The guide to this is actually pretty good. I already had Tomcat7 and a MySQL database installed and working to serve up BIRT reports, so those steps were already completed.
I had a few issues configuring the JVM settings using setenv.sh for report server, but once that was resolved Report Server loaded up. There were also a few tricks like having to set the crypto keys in both the reportserver.properties file (as it states in the guide)...but then also ensuring you do it in the crypto file once report server is running as well, which meant I had to reinstall once.
Overall, setup probably took me a day...but the reinstall only took about 30 minutes once everything to get it working correctly was in place.
Getting the Report Server to use BIRT reports, my MySQL server, etc., was a breeze. It was literally only a matter of loading up the reports and they ran the same they did in Tomcat7, but perhaps a bit slower, which wasn't a problem for me. Using sql statement was also easy, just be sure not to include the ; at the end of your statement as this causes an error for some reason. Took me a little while to figure that out. Also, best not to include spaces in alias names, again, another bit of time to resolve that--with the help of the forum.
Report Server gives incredible ability to manage permissions, but this comes at a cost, you have to set them all up, and ensure they work the way you expect. Oddly, this part took me the longest to figure out. In the end, the best way I found was to create a folder, like 'Staff', add users to that folder, and then set all the permissions using the 'Staff' folder. Otherwise, you will be setting permissions forever if you have more than 10 users. :)
In summary, excellent opensource BI software. It has a few odd nuances for how things work and finding out how to fix issues can be a bit hit and miss, but it is worth the time.