As far as i know, BVD is going to be the leight weight reporting user interface for all future ITOM reports. I still dont consider BVD as a reporting interface its more of a dashboad purpose prodcut for me ( Its good at that ).
It supports only vertica data collector ( No other database, that also i guess only a single Vertica DB). A basic reporting tool should have following functionalities atleast
1) UI or settings which help users to schedule the report. ( NOT with a Print to PDF CLI, which is more like a firefox plugin which take screenshot of the webpage )
2) UI Settings for selecting the timeline of reprots ( Past 30 days, Past 7 days, past 24 hours) , This should not be an extra effort by setting query for everything. This should be user friendly like in OBR or any other reporting tools in the world.
It was far better if this leight weight reporting was inside the OBM just like we have EUM inside the OBM. As of now, I dont consider this BVD reporting as a real reporting solution, Its more like dashboards report. Please consider these points, Users are frustated and confused on the future of reporting of ITOM.
Correct me please, if any new feature is introduce which i am may not be aware.