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September 24, 2013
Splunk has been leading the way in the new world of Big Data for some time, and if you look at their recent earnings you will see that they are matching the marketing with solid growth. Their recent announcements like HUNK also show they are building a solid roadmap for their platform that will enable the Enterprise to embrace both the Splunk platform and the newer disruptive technologies like Hadoop well into the future. I am looking forward to seeing more of this in Vegas later this month at .conf2013 . And yes, I do love Vegas. We recently developed an integration available via Splunkbase to the Splunk Analytics platform. We are now able to deliver a number of business critical BI and visualization capabilities to Splunk customers. True to the Pentaho’s mission – to deliver the future of analytics – our partnership with Splunk, the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence is another step on our path to that mission. Our alliance and integration makes it easy and cost effective for the global Splunk customer base to adopt Pentaho’s comprehensive business analytics and visualization platform to manage and...
September 18, 2013
I am tremendously excited to announce that Pentaho Business Analytics 5 is available for download! This release is represents the culmination of over 30 man years of engineering effort and contains over 250 new features and improvements. There truly is something for everyone in Pentaho 5. If you are an end user, administrator, executive or developer I wanted to share with you what I think are the 3 top areas of improvement for you: Improving productivity for end users and administrators Empowering organizations to easily and accurately answer questions using blended big data sets Simplifying the experience for developers integrating with or embedding Pentaho Business Analytics Improving Productivity for End Users and Administrators 18 months ago, we challenged ourselves to think deeply about the different profiles of users working with the Pentaho suite and identify the top areas where we could significantly improve our ease-of-use. Based on the feedback from countless customer interviews and usability studies, the first thing you will notice about Pentaho 5 is a dramatically overhauled User Console. Beyond the fresh, new, modern look and feel, we’ve introduced a new concept called “perspectives” making it easier than...
September 12, 2013
Today I’m incredibly proud to announce the availability of Pentaho Business Analytics version 5.0 - a milestone that’s as much a statement of our long-term vision as a software upgrade. As businesses battle the headwinds of global competition, they increasingly rely on data to improve customer service, grow revenue and become more efficient. As a result, demands on IT have never been greater and many are buckling under the relentless pace of big data proliferation and technological change. UK industry analyst Clive Longbottom of Quocirca said in a recent meeting with us, “the big data market is the ‘wild west’ and someone has got to go in and be the Sheriff that calms everything down!” When we say in today’s press release that we have ‘ geared up our analytics platform for the future of big data ,’ we mean that we enable businesses at every stage in their journey to becoming truly data-driven. We see these stages as: Storage — most companies start by moving data in and out of Hadoop stores to learn how to capture big data cost-effectively and enabled early experimentation. Many customers are using Pentaho...
September 12, 2013
Dear Pentaho friends, Ever since a number of projects joined forces under the Pentaho umbrella (over 7 years ago) we have been looking for ways to create more synergy across this complete software stack. That is why today I'm exceptionally happy to be able to announce, not just version 5.0 of Pentaho Data Integration but a new way to integrate Data Integration, Reporting, Analyses, Dashboarding and Data Mining through one single interface called Data Blending, available in Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0 Commercial Edition Data Blending allows a data integration user to create a transformation capable of delivering data directly to our other Pentaho Business Analytics tools (and even non-Pentaho tools). Traditionally data is delivered to these tools through a relational database. However, there are cases where that can be inconvenient, for example when the volume of data is just too high or when you can't wait until the database tables are updated. This for example leads to a new kind of big data architecture with many moving parts: Evolving Big Data Architectures From what we can see in use at major deployments with our customers, mixing Big Data, NoSQL and...
September 4, 2013
Mondrian fans your wait is over – the book, Mondrian in Action is complete and available to purchase. We sat down with the three authors to get the inside scoop about the book. Below is our interview with: William (Bill) D. Back @billbackbi - Enterprise Architect and Director of Pentaho Services Nicholas (Nick) Goodman @nagoodman - Business Intelligence pro who has authored training courses on OLAP and Mondrian Julian Hyde @julianhyde - Mondrian Founder and the project's lead developer Read below to learn how to win a FREE copy of Mondrian in Action and for a special discount offer from Manning Publications. 1. What inspired you to write Mondrian in Action? Bill: I was assigned to be the Mondrian "expert" on my team and started looking at the documentation. I discovered that it was pretty spread out and some functionality was in people's heads. I started pulling together a set of personal documentation and thought it would be a good resource for others. I don't think the book will answer every edge question someone might have about Mondrian, but I do think it does a very good job of covering...