March 14, 2017
Dawn of the Predictive Era
Computing is evolving. It's likely that the forces described by Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling will mean that many of the ideas that we’ve associated with technological advancement will change. It won’t be about faster, cheaper, and smaller computers in the year 2025; prediction and where we apply it will...
February 20, 2017
Implementing Hadoop: 7 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Introduction It’s no secret that Hadoop comes with inherent challenges. Business needs, specialized skills, data integration, and budget are just a few things that factor into planning and implementation. Yet, despite all the due diligence, a large percentage of Hadoop implementations fail. We’d like to turn that around. With the...
February 16, 2017
The Holy Grail of Analytics is the Value between Data and Insight
After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value -- It does not come from the tool, but from the data. It’s about the data. It always has been. Maybe...
December 1, 2016
What Will Happen With Big Data in 2017? Prepare for the Unexpected!
No, my computer hasn’t been hacked. The honest truth is that I can’t predict with certainty what surprises 2017 will bring. This year the UK voted to leave the EU and America voted for Donald Trump despite nearly all pre-election polls predicting different outcomes. The reason these events surprised us...
September 30, 2016
The Impact of Big Data on the Evolution of Predictive Maintenance
Jonathan: Last week, I interviewed Wael Elrifai, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Pentaho, in a 30 minute webinar on Predictive Maintenance: Turning Sensor Data into Insights. You can listen to the Predictive Maintenance webinar recording here. Or, keep reading to see how the discussion continues! Jonathan: Let’s start off by...
July 27, 2016
5 Great Holiday Reads
Summer doesn’t have to mean bad novels on the beach. If you’re looking for something to keep you on point and expand your perspective, check our list of top 5 summer reads. These are some of our favorite ebooks and papers, and will provide some food for thought while you...
April 1, 2016
If you know Big Data, you must meet Liger
Today Pentaho announced the industry’s first native integration with “Liger” the new open source technology holding the keys to simplify both big data and IoT analytic use cases. Pentaho has always believed that BI and DI go better together. It is a logical step that we would be the first...
March 28, 2016
Hadoop Doesn't Have To Be Hard
From ingestion to analytics, Pentaho's Chuck Yarbrough discusses Hadoop is hard ahead of Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose. Let’s face it, Hadoop is hard. Gartner predicts, "Through 2018, 70% of Hadoop deployments will fail to meet cost savings and revenue generation objectives due to skills and integration...
March 24, 2016
Gartner BI Summit 2016 Recap - Forecasting a Future of Data Everywhere
Pentaho was a proud sponsor of the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas last week. The Pentaho team had the opportunity meet impressive practitioners and attended some great sessions on the future of analytics and data integration from several different analysts including Cindi Howson, Carlie Idoine, Josh...
March 11, 2016
How Mo’Mix Helps Create Transformative Value with Pentaho ETL Tools
What can you do to find the right information to unlock transformative value? Erin Latham, president of Mo'Mix Solutions, explains how Pentaho ETL tools can help. “...they would spend millions on these huge legacy implementations, yet at the end of the day, it felt like their data was in a...