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Developer(s) Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Initial release July 25, 2005 (2005-07-25) (1.0.0)[1]
Stable release

8.1.14  (August 3, 2023; 8 months ago (2023-08-03))

Preview release 8.0.0 RC1  (July 16, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-07-16)) [±]
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Business intelligence software
License(s) Mozilla Public License

Knowage (previously known as SpagoBI prior to 6.0 release) is a free open-source business intelligence suite that includes reporting tools, as well as data management, analysis, and mining tools.

Product history

On February 21, 2005, a SourceForge project was started for the open-source software SpagoBI.[2] However, the developers quickly turned to the OW2 Forge to host their project on June 17[3], though real development wasn't transitioned from SourceForge to OW2 until February 2006.[4] Version 1.0.0 of the software was released on July 25, 2005.[1] Development on the project has been steady since then.

Sometime in 2018, the website revealed that going forward, versions 6.0 and above would be referred to as Knowage, "a more mature product that best meets the criteria of modern business intelligence and advanced analysis of traditional sources and big data."[5]


The main features of the open-source community edition of Knowage include[6]:

  • supports four reporting engines: JasperReports, BIRT, Accessible report, and BO
  • export to HTML, PDF, XLS, XML, TXT, CSV, and RTF
  • multidimensional data analysis
  • ad-hoc reporting
  • charting
  • set run-time connections between geographical data and business data stored in the data warehouse
  • query builder
  • data mining tools
  • data management tools
  • support for real-time consoles
  • document management
  • scheduling
  • network view

Hardware/software requirements

The all-in-one package contains a standard installation of Knowage running on Apache Tomcat.

Consult the installation guide for more.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using Knowage

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "SpagoBI 1.0.0 released". Launchpad. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. "SpagoBI". SourceForge. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. "SpagoBI". OW2 Forge. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. "SpagoBI - (root)/ - Rev 1". OW2 Forge. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. "SpagoBI". Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018. 
  6. "Knowage Editions". Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. Retrieved 30 May 2019.