If you are part of a big company and would like to recommend to them a list of open-source and cheap commercial alternatives, I have compiled a list that I use for my company.
These options might make your company more competitive in certain markets and might let you react faster to changes.
Here is the list:
Database - DataWarehouse
InfoBright - Commercial DataWarehouse Engine (highly recommended) that runs inside MySQL. review about it
EnterpriseDB - Commercial Enterprise Scale Database that runs inside PostgreSQL
Vertica - A very high-scale, commercial, analytical and column-based Database. (Was made by the man who invented relational databases in 1970s)
Pentaho - Commercial Open-Source BI suite. Has ETL tools and Reporting (like informatica and cognos)
SugarCRM - Open Source CRM and on-demand CRM
XRMS - Web-based Open Source CRM
OpenCRX - Enterprise Open Source CRM
Mule - Commercial Open Source Enterprise Service Bus. Connects between many different webservices. (highly recommended)
OpenBravo - Web-based Open Source ERP
ERP + CRM
OFBiz - Apache "Open-For-Business" Open Source ERP and CRM
Compiere - Open Source ERP and CRM
I hope it helps.
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