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November 16, 2012
We received insightful responses to the polls from our “Mobile and Big Data go Instant and Interactive” webinars about the challenges users of all types face with business analytics. The complexity of data integration, lack of skills and resources, and the need to analyze unstructured data are the most significant big data challenges identified for over 80% of attendees. 50% of our attendees either have a current mobile BI solution in place or plan to in the future. What does this mean for the future of analytics? Whether mobilizing your sales force or empowering data analysts to discover meaning from data in Hadoop, a complete business analytics solution must address the business pressures of a continual inundation of data and the need to access and interact with that data instantly in simple, familiar ways. Not surprising that the response to Pentaho’s Business Analytics 4.8 has been overwhelmingly positive -- the best of analytics offered up in a mobile optimized experience for business users and Instaview broadening big data access to data analysts for data discovery. If you missed out on our webinar, access the on demand recording at: Watch the...
November 12, 2012
Last week Pentaho announced Pentaho 4.8, another milestone in delivering the future of analytics. It has been an exciting ride. Our partners’ and our customers’ feedback have kept us ecstatic and ready to excel further into the future. Pentaho 4.8 is a true testament on what the future of analytics needs. The future of analytics is driven by the data problems that businesses face every day – and is dependent on the information users and their expectations for solving those problems. Let me give you a good example. I recently had the pleasure to meet with one of our customers – BeachMint . BeachMint is a fashion and style ecommerce company who uses celebrities / celebrity stylists to promote its retail business. This rapidly growing online retailer needed to keep tabs on its large twitter and facebook communities to track customer sentiment and social influence. It then uses the social data to define customer cohorts and design marketing campaigns that best target each cohort. For BeachMint insight to data is extremely important. But on one hand, the volumes and variety of data – in this case unstructured social data and...
November 6, 2012
The timing is auspicious for the launch of Pentaho’s latest business analytics platform release, which coincides with Election Day in the U.S.! Both events offer the freedom to choose a platform that is right for you today and into the future. The election platforms offer social, economic and political philosophies to help you meet your personal values and goals. Your choice of business analytics platform should improve your organization’s performance by liberating and integrating all your data and serving it up to your corporate citizens to analyze. We trust that you’ve made the choice of political candidates and cast your vote today. In case you haven’t chosen your business analytics platform yet, we hope you’ll allow us a little more campaigning! Our business analytics ‘ candidate ,’ which tightly couples data integration with advanced analytics, has proven its value across private, public and nonprofit sector organizations around the globe. Today, with the launch of our latest version Pentaho Business Analytics 4.8, we have made great strides in democratizing big data and business analytics by adding some exciting new capabilities: Pentaho’s Instaview , the industry’s first instant and interactive big data...
November 5, 2012
At Pentaho we are confident that we are providing the most complete solution for big data analytics . But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t always room for improvement -- that is where you come in. The big data market is rapidly growing and evolving and we want to ensure we are at the forefront. Pentaho invites you to participate in our first Big Data Product Strategy Survey . The survey only takes 3 – 5 minutes, can be taken anonymously and you will automatically be entered to win a $100 American Express gift card!* Click here to take the survey now and help Pentaho provide the big data product that meets your needs - because you are busy and don’t have time to f* around with your big data! *you must enter your email address at the end of the survey to be contacted to receive your gift card or copy of the final report.
November 2, 2012
With October coming to an end, Pentaho is getting ready for a Euro-trip! Our October events concluded in New York City this past week at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference . November’s forecast is Big Data and long flights. First stop is “ Big Data Days 2012 ” in Munich, Germany on November 6-7. This is a great conference for networking and is focused on linking together business and IT concepts. Do we have a booth? We have one stop on our tour in the U.S. of A. - in the hometown of Pentaho’s headquarters, Orlando, FL., for TDWI. TDWI’s World Conference Series will be held at The Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld November 11-16. TDWI promises an in depth look at the emerging trends for the upcoming year in Big Data. If you are at TDWI don’t forget to stop by our booth (rumor has it there are some t-shirts left over from Strata). From there we take a short trip to Zurich for DW2012 on November 12-13. In its twelfth year, DW2012 is a great place to meet leaders in Big Data and BI – but be warned, the conference...