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October 15, 2013
More than forty partners from around the globe attended Pentaho Partner Summit 2013 (#PPSUMM13), October 3-4 in the beautiful village of Sintra, Portugal, famous for its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes. The following video summarizes the two days in under two minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyGMKU3hMQ Informative sessions To further help partners to maximize and monetize big data opportunities , the Summit included sales and technical training sessions focusing on different aspects of the big data ecosystem. During these sessions Steve Jenkins, Vice President EMEA of Hadoop distributor MapR, and Luca Olivari, Director of Business Development EMEA of MongoDB, the NoSQL database, explained how Pentaho supports these important and popular big data technologies. Partner of the Year Award The Pentaho partners that were the most successful over the last year, delivering outstanding customer success, technical innovation and commercial results, were honored at a gala dinner with the Pentaho Partner of the Year Award. This year’s winners were Italy’s BNova (EMEA), Brazil’s OnCase Brazil (LATAM) and Japan’s KSK (APAC). New partner program The Pentaho Partner Summit 2013 was the perfect occasion to share more details on our new enhanced Partner Program in EMEA, Asia...
October 9, 2013
I consider myself very lucky to have spent last week in the beautiful village of Sintra, Portugal for Pentaho’s Regional Partner Summit followed by the Pentaho Community Meeting. Over four days our bright, enthusiastic partners and community developers animated the romantic Portuguese scenery. If anyone thought that analytics and romance might be incompatible, they were definitely proven wrong! Partner Summit Over the first two days more than forty Pentaho partners from around the globe including Australia, Brazil and the Norwegian fjords came together in the Tivoli Hotel to network, share their experiences and gather insights from Pentaho folks onsite. Big data has injected new vitality to the business analytics space, providing major new opportunities for our partners. An informal survey we carried out at the summit indicates that about 20 percent of our partners are already working on big data deployments. To help our partners maximize and monetize big data opportunities, the Summit included sales and technical training sessions focusing on different aspects of the big data ecosystem. For example, Steve Jenkins of MapR and Luca Olivari of MongoDB explained how Pentaho supports these important and popular big data technologies...
October 8, 2013
Photo taken the day Pentaho was founded - October 8, 2004 On Oct 8, 2004 five guys got some crazy idea to create a commercial open source BI offering to provide customers of all sizes with a better and more affordable solution than existed from proprietary vendors. Nine years later – “BI” became “BA”, the core platform just underwent its biggest overhaul since its inception, our UI/UX is the best ever, the open source community is still key, big data has become our core growth strategy, predictive is awakening, we went thru the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression and are achieving great Y/Y bookings growth. Last, but not least, we have been very fortunate to attract and retain a fantastic, talented, passionate team to make us the leader in big data analytics. Big Data is one of the biggest business impacts our industry has seen in decades and we’re making it happen. Congrats to the entire company for making this real. Happy Birthday Pentaho. Richard Richard Daley Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pentaho
October 4, 2013
Eddie White, EVP Business Development, Pentaho This week, Pentaho was on site for Splunk .conf2013 in Las Vegas and the show was buzzing with excitement. Organizations big and small shared a range of new innovations leveraging machine data. Eddie White, executive VP of business development at Pentaho, shares his first-hand impressions and insights on the biggest news and trends coming out of .conf2013. Q: Eddie, what are your impressions of this year’s Splunk conference? There’s a different feel at the show this year -- bigger companies and more business users attended this year. What traditionally has been more of an “IT Show,” has evolved to showcase real business use cases, success stories and post-deployment analysis. It’s apparent that machine data has turned a corner. The industry is moving well beyond simply logging of machine data. Users integrate, analyze and leverage their vast resource of device data for business intelligence and competitive advantage. For example, on the first day ADP shared how they leverage big data for real-time insights. Yahoo! shared details on a deployment of Splunk Enterprise at multi-terabyte scale that is helping to better monitor and manage website properties...