Yellowfin launches free cloud BI solution on Azure

Business intelligence and analytics software vendor Yellowfin has made a free cloud BI offering available via the Microsoft Azure marketplace.

The new offering, Yellowfin on Azure, allows users to deploy an enterprise-grade BI environment quickly and for the cost of Azure usage fees. This environment includes access to a free 12-month three-user subscription license for Yellowfin, after which time organisations can upgrade to a paid version.

Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie said Yellowfin on Azure will allow organisations of any size with all types of users to quickly and easily access enterprise-grade BI.

“We have seen a marked increase in the number of direct clients and partners looking to implement and offer Yellowfin as a cloud-based deployment on Azure,” said Rabie. “By collaborating with Microsoft to provide an official Yellowfin on Azure offering, we’re delivering on the accessibility and affordability aspects that people love about the cloud.

“Not only can users take advantage of this free offer straight away, the extreme scalability of both solutions means it’s easy to upgrade at any time, to start performing Big Data Analytics quickly and cost-effectively, and seamlessly scale throughout the enterprise. Yellowfin on Azure provides the technical and financial accessibility to enable anyone to spin-up an instance and start performing intuitive data analysis and creating insightful BI content in just minutes.”

Rabie said because Yellowfin is designed specifically for cloud-based deployment, Azure customers will be able to quickly and independently build and share unlimited BI content on any device, including reports, dashboards and storyboards.

For more information on how to get started with Yellowfin on Azure, click here.