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Blog: September 2012

September 21, 2012
From sea to shining sea, Pentaho leaders will be busy with big data discourse during two panel discussions on Tuesday, September 25th. In San Francisco, Chief Technology Evangelist Ian Fyfe will weigh in on what makes data visualization the hot, must-have big data tool. Later in the day, founder Richard Daley will the discuss the effects (and the challenges) big data technology has on business intelligence. He’ll also discuss why SMBs shouldn’t feel left out of what big data has to offer. We’d love to see you at either panel (or even both, if you have one of these ). The Details: What: DataWeek panel on “Why is Data Visualization Insanely Popular” Where: San Francisco When: Tuesday, September 25th, 12pm/pt Join Us: http://www.dataweek.co/index/conferencespeaker/event/23 What: Enterprise Insights panel on “Go Big (Data) Or Go Home” Where: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York City When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6pm/et Join Us: http://www.nybimeetup.org/events/78002042/?eventId=78002042&action=detail
September 18, 2012
At Pentaho we’re proud to be named a “hot” vendor in Ventana Research’s new 2012 Value Index for Data Integration . Inclusion in this category assures buyers that the Pentaho Business Analytics platform delivers optimal value, product maturity and superior customer support according to Ventana’s comprehensive evaluation of more than a dozen vendors. For Pentaho, the research validates that to deliver the future of analytics you need tightly coupled data integration and business analytics. What makes heat grids and other powerful data visualizations in the Pentaho Business Analytics platform “hot” is the data integration behind them. According to Ventana’s Benchmark research, 55% of organizations identify data integration as a critical component of their information management strategies. Don’t get me wrong, we love being recognized for the ' brains behind our beauty ' and the ' substance behind our sizzle .' An integrated platform with Data Integration and Business Analytics is the future of analytics…now that’s HOT. Let us know what you think. Donna Prlich Director, Product Marketing Pentaho
September 10, 2012
My mother always told me that first impressions mean everything. I believe this theory is also the same for companies. I could talk to you all day about the value and benefits of our technology, services and company standards, but at the end of the day you probably have a few minutes to explore what Pentaho is all about . We are very excited to unveil a new and improved version of a Pentaho product “Test Drive.” Take a look at our “ Try Pentaho Now ” page to: Get to know Pentaho in under 2 minutes – watch the Pentaho Business Analytic video Test drive Pentaho through a new hands-on, download free product experience to learn about Pentaho through tutorials, videos and samples to “read, watch and do” to learn about Pentaho. We think you will leave impressed with Pentaho! Let us know what you think.... Donna Prlich Director, Product Marketing Pentaho
September 4, 2012
As I approach the end of my first year as Pentaho’s CEO, I’ve being reflecting on two things: one, the exceptional opportunity that big data analytics presents to individual companies and the global economy and two, my good fortune in having joined such a courageous and visionary team of people. As you start planning for 2013, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my reflections. Let me start with the opportunity. Many Western economies that we do business in have struggled this year, from 25 percent unemployment levels in Spain to double-dip recession in the UK to disappointing job growth in the US. And yet in the past year at Pentaho, we achieved record growth overall, with the last quarter being our best ever for big data sales . Economists advocate the urgent need for growth but as many countries have learned the hard way, growth doesn’t arise simply from cost-cutting or producing more of the same, but in intelligently creating new demand. And that’s precisely where big data analytics comes in. Big data analytics, with its potential to tap into the staggering wealth of online...