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August 27, 2012
We are lucky to have such awesome customers at Pentaho from all verticals such as retail, healthcare, travel, finance and education. Here is a list of a few of our newest customer stories. BeachMint - Innovative venture capital-backed online retail company built from the ground up with Pentaho. This is an interesting story about how company-wide access to analytics can drive operational excellence, improving customer experience and maximize revenues. They are a big data example -- using Kettle with HP Vertica. Oklahoma School of Community Medicine - This is an innovative story about medical students using Pentaho to help change the way they treat patients. Unique about this story is that the driver for analytics is the head of the medical program (very non-technical). Excellent article on opensource.com featuring our customers Oklahoma School of Community Medicine and Loma Linda, Big data in healthcare: Transparency is transformative Great video 'The Power of Healthcare Data' featuring Dr. Saizow talking about the benefits of using Pentaho Press release and web case study, Health Clinic Improves Chronic Care with Pentaho Business Analytics Lufthansa Largest European airline by number of passengers and revenue, relies on...
August 20, 2012
We were big fans of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and enjoyed analyzing all of the data associated with the event. You may have seen the many Olympics dashboards we shared over the past couple weeks on our Facebook page here , here and here . Wayne Johnson , Senior Sales Engineer at Pentaho put together a behind the scenes video to demonstrate how easy it was to create the Olympic dashboards and reports using Pentaho. Check it out: http://youtu.be/UrFgmyrpnZM
August 9, 2012
Data innovation is all the buzz these days. With the emergence of brand new, exciting technologies, the founders of Techweek in Chicago and the Data 2.0 Summit in San Francisco are putting together DataWeek 2012 from September 22-27 in order to spawn collaboration and conversation about how data innovation is affecting the ways our society works. An exciting part of the conference is the Data Week Awards. Pentaho has the opportunity to win in two categories! If you have benefited from using Pentaho, we have a small favor to ask in a return.....Please vote Pentaho to win an award for our Business Intelligence and Big Data capabilities. It takes just a few moments to register to vote and we would greatly appreciate your support! We are trying to win in two categories. Please click below to vote! Business Intelligence: http://ow.ly/criFQ Big Data: http://ow.ly/ckBR9 (currently we are one of the top contenders in this category) Thanks for your help!
August 6, 2012
If you haven't heard yet, the 2012 Pentaho Community Meetup is coming up next month on September 28th-30th in beautiful Amsterdam. Here are my top three reasons why you should attend: Access to Pentaho product and engineering teams – hang out with project founders and architects Julian Hyde, Matt Casters, and Thomas Morgner; Community activists and development/product leads Luc Boudreau, Roland Bauman. Jens Bleuel, and Slawomir Chodnicki; And Pentaho Alumni Doug Moran (Founder and Big Data Lead) and Jake Cornelius (VP of Products and Engineering). ##IRC in real life – This is an event for the community and by the community with a format similar to BarCamp . Sessions are being proposed now on topics such as: Pentaho and Big Data, in-depth look at CTools, Hands on with the PDI SDK, Mondrian 4.0 BETA, the Antonius Project, and much more. Click here if you would like to propose a talk or just follow along. It’s in Amsterdam - I personally know it’s sometimes hard to pull away from the computer but the weekend is not just content packed but there also is plenty of time scheduled for fun including drinks...
August 3, 2012
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