An interesting article from computerworld.com.
Pentaho, a popular open source BI company, is offering it’s wares via the Amazon EC2 cloud.
There has been much talk about software as a service, and this adds to the momentum that is rapidly building up.
SAP Business Objects have also been toying with cloud services; their ondemand.com site offers a number of their applications via the cloud.
Panorama offer a similar BI service via their collaboration with Google.
The are obvious benefits to using a cloud to host your BI, most notably the hardware and maintenance cost saving. However, I suspect that the issue of moving potentially sensitive data into a third party host might be putting many companies off. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.