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June 29, 2011
Sales and Marketing team at Gatorland, Orlando, Florida Ever dream of working at a hot, interesting, fun, and smart company with a great.....product? Then, you should take a look at Pentaho. We've just completed the most successful product launch in company history, breaking all records, and we're looking for some rockstars to continue our forward momentum. Check out the open positions below and if you think you are a good fit, submit your resume to resumes@pentaho.com . Want to know what its like working at Pentaho? Check out our blog series Q&A featuring interviews with Pentaho employees about their focus and outlook on the Business Intelligence industry. Engineering Opportunities Java Software Engineer - Orlando, FL Lead Quality Engineer - Orlando, FL Senior Java Software Engineer - Orlando, FL Sales Opportunities Corporate Account Executive - California (San Francisco) Enterprise Sales Executive (London) Enterprise Sales Executive (Munich) OEM Sales Manager North America (New York) OEM Sales Manager North America (San Francisco) Services Opportunities Pentaho Enterprise Architect - North America Senior Consultant - North America, United Kingdom and / or Western Europe Services Delivery Coordinator - Orlando, FL Sr. Support Engineer - Orlando,...
June 28, 2011
Can BI be so simple to use that it becomes the daily productivity tool for even the most casual user? Here at Pentaho, we are certainly seeing this side of BI in our customers. Here are their stories in their own words… Boyne Resorts , the largest family run four-season resort in North America, is using Pentaho everyday to better understand its customer behavior and loyalty. Their Pentaho Dashboards show Boyne’s top 50 customers grouped by city and state. These color-coded dashboards show the concentration of customers in a given city, allowing Marketing Managers to gain immediate visibility into local market activities such as customer’s time spent in resorts. This information helps Boyne design a better mix of resort offers and loyalty points for its customers. Boyne also allows Resort Managers to optimize their operational excellence by using Pentaho Dashboards to assess profits from food and beverage, lift tickets, and lodging. Noah Meister, BI Director of Boyne Resorts, highlights Boyne’s transformation to this user-driven BI approach, in his remarks: "We've advanced a major step forward for our business users by leveraging Pentaho. Boyne has a long history of being first...
June 28, 2011
After years of saying ‘what-if,’ 'some-day,’ and 'boy wouldn't that be nice,' Pentaho has adopted CSS3 in its Java Web application. It took a major release ( Pentaho BI 4 ) with a commitment to refresh our UI to adopt a more modern look. What the Pentaho development team delivered is part Apple IOS and part Windows 7: rounded corners; transparency effects; gradients; drop-shadows; text-shadows; and inner glows; all created with CSS3 while gracefully degrading for less-capable browsers. This single decision to adopt CSS3 made it possible to implement this new look in weeks instead of months. Old: New: A big leap to CSS3 Personal desires aside, browser usage statistics and a bunch of other boring factors pushed our corporate decision to move to CSS3. Suffice it to say, the time was right for us; the benefits of transitioning to CSS3 vs. continuing with the way we’d done things in the past suggested a huge advantage. With our traditional approach, accomplishing this updated look would have required manual slicing of images and painstaking back-and-forth with developers, designers, and managers. A typical skinning exercise went something like this: read the full...
June 22, 2011
Traditionally open source Business Intelligence (OSBI) has been adopted by individuals with an “I” in their acronym: IT, SI, and ISVs. This made sense because Open Source software started with deep technical roots in operating systems, appservers, RDBMSs, ESBs, etc., and when Pentaho pioneered OSBI in 2004 it was no different. The OSBI landscape back then was filled with some very nice technical projects, some desire from the “then current” open source proponents to move higher in the stack, and the overwhelming BI market screaming for disruption in the form of better products, better architectures and better pricing. Over the next few years Pentaho built out a great BI platform with end-to-end BI capabilities and quickly became known as “The” OS BI Suite vendor. In conjunction with building product, we built out vibrant open source communities that helped spur our growth and adoption. We were the only clear alternative to Business Objects, Cognos, Oracle and Microstrategy, and the market was hungry for a better and more appropriately-priced offering. We’ve experienced incredible growth over the last couple of years as we continue to deliver great, solid, scalable, secure and functionally-rich products...
June 20, 2011
This week we will launch Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition. This major product launch has exciting new and improved enhancements for casual business users, business analysts and developers/administrators. We can’t give too many details away today but we encourage you to register now for the live demo on June 23. Be the first to learn about these exciting new features (hint: reporting, data discovery, UI, self-service).
June 17, 2011
We’ve been heads down the past month preparing for our next MAJOR product launch coming soon ( sign-up to be the first to see the impressive new features ). In the meantime, we’ve had three partners in the spotlight this past week with exciting new launches and customer success stories that are worth highlighting. LexisNexis launched their High Performance Computer Cluster (HPCC) technology, making it possible to access and analyze complex, massive data sets in a matter of seconds. They plan to release the internally developed supercomputing platform, HPCC Systems, under a dual license, open source model. Pentaho is proud to be a founding BI partner in this new exciting open source product making it possible for companies to process and analyze complex, massive data sets in a matter of seconds. Learn more about HPCC Systems . Infobright announced Infobright 4.0 , the industry’s first database with built-in intelligence for near-real time analysis of machine-generated data. Quoted in the press release is our own CEO, Richard Daley: "Infobright's DomainExpert technology delivers new capabilities that allow Pentaho’s data discovery users to analyze their data much more quickly," said Richard Daley, founder...
June 2, 2011
Pentaho is all over the world this month with the majority of our live events in Europe before summer holidays begin. Pentaho also makes a big splash in South Africa this month with two Fast Track BI seminars and a BI Bootcamp class held by our partner Praxis. Make sure you check out a LONG list of training courses offered this month. If you cannot travel to a class in one of the many locations around the world like Kuala Lumpur, Utrecht and Bogota you can always take a class online in German, Italian and English (we will not tell your boss that you may be attending the online class by the pool). Live Events June 1 – Fast Track BI Seminar – Johannesburg June 3 – Fast Track BI Seminar – Cape Town June 6-8 - Pentaho is Gold Sponsor at the 11th European TDWI Conference in Munich - Munich June 7 - Pentaho and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) joint seminar on Business Intelligence in Banking Sector - Luxembourg June 8 – Fast Track BI Seminar – Casablanca June 10 – Fast Track BI Seminar – Istanbul June 13...