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April 29, 2014
The social media channels are buzzing today with chatter about Tibco’s acquisition of Jaspersoft. As fellow players in the spheres of commercial open source and business analytics, industry watchers are naturally speculating on Pentaho as well so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share how our business strategy differs to Jaspersoft’s. When explaining our commitment to open standards, we tell our customers that one size IT strategy does not fit all – rather, it’s ‘ horses for courses ’. Business strategies follow this principle as well and ours is very different from Jaspersoft’s. Our strategic paths started to diverge four years ago when we started building on our open source heritage to focus on big data and advanced analytics capabilities for technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL, and more recently YARN and Storm. Hell bent on solving big and diverse data challenges with a full data integration and analytics platform, last year we introduced ground-breaking technology like our Adaptive Big Data Layer, which protects enterprises against the risks inherent in a disruptive big data market. Today we have the most comprehensive big data integration capabilities currently on the market. As...
April 22, 2014
The City Club of San Francisco is well known for hosting the swankiest of weddings in San Francisco. However, on May 1st, it will be the location of a union of a different sort - The Pentaho and MongoDB 'Better Together' luncheon . Pentaho and MongoDB have emerged as a powerful combination for scalable data storage, processes and analytics. This special event is not to be missed as the four hours is packed with access to industry leaders, peer use cases, and key points you need to know to make a difference in your organization right away – PLUS a free Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB book and 5 star lunch. Here is a glance at the agenda: Agenda10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions: Pentaho & MongoDB Teams 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB & Demo - Bo Borland, Pentaho's VP of Field Technical Sales and author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advantages, Use Cases, and Value of MongoDB 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Customer Use Case 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Optional Breakout Session & Book Signing by Bo Borland...
April 8, 2014
We’ve kicked off some amazing new content around Pentaho’s data visualization and dashboard capabilities that you won’t want to miss. For those of you who don’t know, we have a team of in-house data design experts who specialize in creating 100% tailored analytics experiences for organizations with unique visualization and user interface needs. The team creates Pentaho platform solutions to business problems presented in a visual, elegant and intuitive fashion. And now, we’ve taken the opportunity to share that process with you in The Fine Art of Business Intelligence . from 'back of the napkin'... ...to stellar visualization What’s so special about this content is that it starts with sketches and business objectives (the kind our team receives all the time) – and provides visual design proposals and recommendations to satisfy those needs. We see too often in the BI marketplace an emphasis on ‘pretty pictures’ without consideration for guiding goals and strategy. As you might expect, we at Pentaho believe that beautiful visuals can (and must) solve business challenges before all else – hence the ‘Fine’ in ‘Fine Art’. There’s also a little something for everyone on the Fine...
April 3, 2014
Yesterday, Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera 5 (C5), the latest generation of Cloudera’s unified data platform for the enterprise data hub. Pentaho engineers have been working on certification since the beta was available in early February to make sure we are certified on day one of the GA. Cloudera and Pentaho have a long standing strategic relationship with tested joint technologies that have been deployed time and time over again. By using Cloudera Certified products, enterprises significantly reduce risk while taking advantage of the worlds most complete, tested and popular platform powered by Apache Hadoop. This stamp of approval should put customers at ease when deploying C5 knowing that Pentaho and Cloudera have worked together to ensure the highest level of capabilities and compatibility. Learn more about Pentaho and Cloudera’s joint solution benefits, access the download, resources and recordings. Paul Vasquez Senior Product Manager, Technology Partners Pentaho @BigDataPaul