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June 27, 2013
This week Pentaho has been meeting with the movers and shakers of the Apache Hadoop community in San Jose, at the 6th annual Hadoop Summit . Pentaho and Rackspace are drawing attention on this final day of the show with the announcement of a partnership that brings ETL to the cloud. We’re introducingRackspace Big Data, a powerful enterprise grade Hadoop as a Service solution. As the industry leader in cost effective data integration for Hadoop, Pentaho is proud to team with Rackspace, the industry leader in enterprise IAAS, to deliver this new era of big data in the cloud. L) Eddie White, EVP business development, Pentaho | R) Sean Anderson product marketing manager for cloud big data solutions, Rackspace Hosting To learn more about the news, we’re talking today with Pentaho’s Eddie White, executive vice president of business development. Give us a quick overview of this Rackspace news, and how Pentaho is involved. Rackspace Big Data is an exciting Hadoop as a Service offering with full enterprise features. This is the next evolution in the big data ecosystem, delivering the ongoing structure to allow enterprise customers to choose a variety...
June 26, 2013
Change and more change. It’s been incredible watching the evolution of and innovation in the big data market. A few years ago we were helping customers understand Hadoop and the value it could bring in analyzing large volumes of unstructured data. Flash-forward to today as we attend our third Hadoop Summit in San Jose and we see the advances customers have made in adopting these technologies in their production big data environments.. It’s the value of a continuum of innovation. As the market matures we are only limited by what we don’t leave ourselves open to. Think for a minute about the next “big data,” because there will be one. We can’t anticipate what it look like, where it will come from or how much of it will be of value. In the same way we couldn’t predict the advent of Facebook or Twitter. We do know that innovation is a constant. Today’s big data will be tomorrow’s “traditional” data. Pentaho’s announcement today of an adaptive big data layer and Pentaho Labs are in anticipation of just this type of change. We’ve simplified for Pentaho and our customers the ability...
June 12, 2013
You know that a technology megatrend has truly arrived when the large vendors start to jump on the bandwagon. Informatica recently announced Informatica Vibe ™ -- its new virtual data machine (VDM), an embeddable data management engine that allows developers to “Map Once, Deploy Anywhere,” including into Hadoop, without generating or writing code. According to Informatica, developers can instantly become Hadoop developers without having to acquire new skills. Sound familiar? I applaud Informatica’s efforts – but not for innovating or changing the landscape in data integration. What I applaud them for is recognizing that the landscape for data integration has indeed changed, and it was time for them to join the party. “Vibe” itself may be new, but it is not a new concept, nor unique to the industry. In fact, Pentaho recognized the need for a modern, agile, adaptive approach to data integration for OEMs and customers. We pioneered the Kettle “design once, run anywhere” embeddable virtual data engine back in 2005. And let’s set the record straight – Pentaho extended its lightweight data integration capabilities to Hadoop over three years ago as noted in this 2010 press release...
June 11, 2013
Foto Oficial do Pentaho Day 2013 - Fortaleza - Brasil Guest Post - Pedro Alves, Senior VP of Community, Pentaho Hello everyone! Exactly 2 months after the Pentaho Community event in Brazil , that had an all-time record of roughly 200 attendees (see photo on right), we're hosting our next User Group meeting in London. Shared points between both events? Similar topics, amazing people willing to share their experiences and learn from others and the always fundamental beer and pizza! Unfortunately, the amazing Brazilian weather won't be the same. Chances are it will be cold and wet - welcome to London :) The event will be held at the Skills Matter Exchange in the Clerkenwell area of London on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6.00 pm . We're targeting the Pentaho Community, which in my definition includes customers, users, developers, basically anyone that's willing to spend some time helping to make the product better. It's one of my main goals as Senior VP of Community to create conditions for that to happen, and I'm interested in hearing ideas and feedback that anyone is willing to share. Here's the current agenda:...
June 5, 2013
Big Data is complex. The technologies in Big Data are rapidly maturing, but are still in many ways in an adolescent phase. While Hadoop is dominating the charts for Big Data technologies, in the recent years we have seen a variety of technologies born out of the early starters in this space- such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Cloudera. To name a few: MapReduce: Programming model in Java for parallel processing of large data sets in Hadoop clusters Pig: A high-level scripting language to create data flows from and to Hadoop Hive: SQL-like access for data in Hadoop Impala: SQL query engine that runs inside Hadoop for faster query response times It’s clear, the spectrum of interaction and interfacing with Hadoop has matured beyond pure programming in Java into abstraction layers that look and feel like SQL. Much of this is due to the lack of resources and talent in big data – and therefore the mantra of “the more we make Big Data feel like structured data, the better adoption it will gain.” But wait, not so fast---->you can make Hadoop act like a SQL data store. However, there...
June 3, 2013
Anthony DeShazor, VP of Enterprise Architecture and Principal Enterprise Architect at Pentaho Last month Pentaho announced Pentaho Concierge Support Services . We sat down with Anthony DeShazor, VP of Enterprise Architecture and Principal Enterprise Architect at Pentaho and asked him the top 5 frequently asked questions from our customers about this new service. Here is a summary of what we learned: 1. Pentaho recently announced Pentaho Concierge Services. What does this service offer clients? The Concierge Services provide s a stronger partnership relationship with Pentaho. However, it is much deeper than that. Concierge Services allow customers greater access to Pentaho resources in order to maximize the return of investment in Pentaho. With almost on-demand access to an assigned solution architect and invitations to exclusive technical events, Concierge customers have ongoing access to technical and architectural expertise and to experience in implementing large and complex Pentaho solutions. The solution architect will be a valued partner in developing a long term vision and a plan of implementation. Each solution architect will only serve a few customers, allowing the architect to develop intimate knowledge of customer goals, implementation, and environment. Moreover, this knowledge...