Engineering Group & FIWARE Foundation announce ‘Knowage’ as new GE for Business Intelligence & Data Analytics on Context Data

Jun 6, 2017

Engineering Group and the FIWARE Foundation have announced ‘Knowage‘ as new FIWARE Generic Enabler for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics on Context Data, through a joint press release.

Knowage is now in the FIWARE catalogue to became the new open source reference implementation of the component supporting business intelligence functions and analytics on context data, within the architecture of any Powered by FIWARE solution.

2nd FIWARE SUMMIT, Utrecht (Holland), May 29, 2017 – Engineering Group – the leading Italian software and services company – and FIWARE Foundation– the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE Mission – announce the availability of Knowage as new brand of the FIWARE component for business intelligence and data analytics.

The new brand represents the next generation of the well-known open source business intelligence and analytical suite named SpagoBI after significant functional and technological transformations and a new offering model. Knowage supports a modern vision of the data analytics, providing new self-service capabilities that give autonomy to the end-user, now able to build his own analysis and explore his own data space, also combining data that come from different sources.

The user experience has been entirely redefined and is now adaptive to different devices and immediately usable with tablets and smartphones.

Knowage is available under two versions:

  • the community edition, open source and public on github repository, including the whole set of analytical capabilities;
  • the enterprise edition, provided and guaranteed by Engineering with a new commercial offering

Knowage CE is now an Incubated FIWARE GE, but will became the open source reference implementation for performing business intelligence functions and analytics on contextual data within FIWARE in a few months.

Knowage CE ends the revolution of SpagoBI, bringing the business intelligence and data visualization capabilities closer to the end-user” says Grazia Cazzin, SpagoBI project leader and now Knowage product director. “This new version allows FIWARE users and developers to easily build their applications with a powerful analytical capabilities, as modern solutions ask for”.

“Users can rely on a powerful product like Knowage for running analytics and performing business intelligence functions on the current and historic contextual data managed in smart applications. This will be essential to support the smart decisions required to improve existing processes ” explained Juanjo Hierro, CTO of the FIWARE Foundation.

Knowage has been showcased at the 2nd FIWARE SUMMIT in Utrecht that took place from May 29th to 31st.

Engineering Group ( is the leading Italian player in the Information Technology sector, with about 9,000 people and 50 offices in Italy, German, Spain, Belgium, USA, Brazil and Argentina. The Technical, Innovation & Research Division includes Knowage Labs.

FIWARE Foundation
The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE Mission that is to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors. It does so by Empowering, Promoting, Augmenting, Protecting, and Validating FIWARE Platform technologies and supporting the Community around, including not only developers contributing code to the FIWARE platform but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. As such, individuals and organizations committing relevant resources in FIWARE Lab activities or activities of the FIWARE Accelerator, FIWARE Mundus or FIWARE iHubs programmes are also considered members of the FIWARE community.

FIWARE is an Open Source initiative whose mission is to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards for the development of Smart Applications in multiple sectors. The FIWARE platform combines components enabling to manage context information at large scale coming from many different sources including but not limited to the Internet of Things. It also brings components for the processing, Big Data analysis and visualization of context information on the Cloud, making it easier and faster to implement the intelligent behaviour of smart applications. More info on the YouTube channel or following @FIWARE on Twitter.

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