Today, Jaspersoft announced the availability of its business intelligence suite on the Windows Azure platform. As a result, Windows Azure developers can now seamlessly embed Jaspersoft’s analytics and reporting into their applications. Today’s announcement represents yet another chapter in Jaspersoft’s business development strategy of seeding well known cloud-based platforms with its business intelligence (BI) suite of applications. In February, for example, Jaspersoft made its platform available on Amazon Web Services by way of a BI server that integrates with EC2, RDS and RedShift. Jaspersoft similarly boasts partnerships with Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS and Cloud Foundry that render its BI suite available on both platforms. The Windows Azure partnership with Jaspersoft marks a coup for both Azure and Jaspersoft, and particularly the former as it ramps up its breadth of functionality in an attempt to keep up with Amazon Web Services as evinced by this week’s caching announcements and upgrades from both platforms. Jaspersoft represents the first open source BI application available on the Windows Azure platform.