Technology

Colibri-ETL is based on a Java Enterprise Technology framework, which also forms the base for other successful proclos projects.

Colibri-OLAP is built on Palo / Jedox OLAP server, which is developed by Jedox in C++ language. The Colibri OLAP spreadsheet plugin was originally developed by Chemnitz University of Technology as PalOOCa and now supports also access to other XMLA capable OLAP servers such as Mondrian.

Colibri-ETL realizes an innovative user interface approach, which allows new backend components to be added or existing backend components to be enhanced without any modification of the UI.

This is achieved by using a meta-model approach, which dynamically generates the component editors based on their Component Description Language (CDL) expressed as an annotated XML schema definition (XSD).

This significantly shortens the release cycle and greatly improves the Time-To-Solution of any project, which relies on custom components to be developed and deployed.

For the user this means a concise UI experience, since the minimal set of necessary concepts derived from practical field experience is used consistently and consequently throughout the application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Modern science eagerly engages into dynamic system research longing to transgress the domain of static and linear causalities.

Setting forward to new frontiers the need to better understand the ubiquitous processes of self-organisation arises.

Networks of models describing complex interaction patterns are to be defined based on hypothesis needing to relate vast amounts of multidimensional data to be tested.

In this situation Colibri comes in.

Colibri helps to collect, preprocess and integrate the data into a multidimension model, where it can be further analyzed online on an arbitrary level of detail with specialized tools.

Colibri already includes support for the R language for statistical computing and its extensible component architecture allows for an easy integration with any tool of choice of a modern scientist.

We are excited  to participate in such a process and highly welcome feedback on scientific projects using Colibri!

 

 

 

Finance

As ventures grow and get more successful the need for financial data analysis gets immanent.

Management decisions need to be based on hard facts summarized by enterprise performance measures available on the favored level of detail.

Regular controlling and planning processes rely on accurate figures for the dynamic flow of money connecting  the company’s business processes with customers and the supply chain.

Colibri is designed for this very purpose. Since 2006 its core components were continually improved and formed the backbone of the professional Jedox Premium Suite, which is the choice of many leading companies world-wide with first class consultancy and 24/7 support available.

Based on a long-term and large-scale project experience with Jedox we finally decided to create Colibri to provide an Open BI solution entirely based on Open Source and ready to be used out of the (virtual) box as a starting point for users interested in their own data.

Motivated by the conviction that everybody in modern information society should have access to state-of-the-art BI tools void of preconditions only met by large companies, we hope you find Colibri useful for your own venture. Please be aware that no warranty is provided for Colibri (as-is).