bipp is lightweight and agile from day one – to achieve this, it balanced the benefits of a simple monolithic architecture on one hand with a modern microservice-based approach: How bipp Used Modern Software Architecture to Build a Better BI Platform
The former keeps things simple and discourages over-engineering. The latter is helpful for deployment and evolution over time.
The article also explains how bipp was designed to use the least hardware and software resources possible that allowed to build a lightweight platform for Windows, Linux, and Mac in one point, making bipp as simple as possible.
bipp's thinking is to build a single, end-to-end platform that allows deep customization by exposing code to analysts (and not merely build a low-priced version of Looker or an easier way to write SQL).