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...
October 28, 2016
Sears Holdings Leverages Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) and Ctools to Streamline Enterprise Operations
In our continuing series of blogs posts about the 2016 Pentaho Excellence awards , today we examine how Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC), our winner the Enterprise Deployment category, leveraged Pentaho Data Integration to help them take control of two critical problems caused by an inability to quickly and accurately access...
October 17, 2016
Bridging the IT & Business Divide with Pentaho 7.0
Pentaho’s strategy of BI and DI “better together” has been consistent since our early days, but this value proposition has never been stronger than it is today with the announcement of Pentaho 7.0. The world of data is too vast and fast to try to deliver analytic insights without solving...
August 22, 2016
Data Preparation with Limited IT Resources
I speak to a lot of customers that are all facing the same issue – they have a limited IT staff, they have a shrinking budget, they are using legacy tools to manage their growing data needs and they just don’t have enough time to accomplish it all. We have...
August 12, 2016
3 Challenges to Unleashing Your Data Preparation Potential
Modern Data Preparation Roadblocks by Kevin Haas - Partner, Inquidia Consulting Now that we’re in the summer heat of election season, political rhetoric filling the air, all are focused on the potential results of the democratic process. I’m not writing, however, to discuss the power of the people to drive...
June 22, 2016
Do you Have a Data Silo Problem?
The Problem of Data Variety If you ask organizations what data problems they face, the most common answer isn’t “big” data problems, or “real-time” data problems: it’s data variety. Data variety often comes from diverse data types, formats, and sources. When data is varied, it is also often siloed away...
May 20, 2016
We know, we know. Data is a strategic asset.
By now, it’s clear to CIOs everywhere that data is a strategic asset; they’re hearing it from technology vendors in the ERP space, strategic management consulting firms like McKinsey & Company, and big data analytics companies like Pentaho. And while knowing data is important is one thing, companies continue to...
May 19, 2016
5 Things You Need for Big Data Integration
Understanding Big Data Integration Tools Does big data make data integration obsolete? One new report says “no.” If you ask CITO Research, the right path to big data integration is more likely to come through existing data integration solutions that have been adapted to incorporate big data. We recently partnered...
April 5, 2016
The results are in! Based on our poll of 363 data mavens like yourself, we’ve found a few trends in how organizations today are approaching data integration . 1. What Kinds of Data? The data types you’re using most frequently for blending are customer profile or demographic data (69% of...
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...