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May 14, 2015
This week Pentaho announced the native integration of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) with Apache Spark™ enabling the orchestration of Spark jobs will be supported in it’s upcoming release. Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and machine learning. This PDI integration builds upon previous projects from Pentaho Labs, furthering the type of efforts that led to support for YARN and the Adaptive Big Data Layer. What does this integration mean for Pentaho customers? And the big data market overall? Ultimately, this builds and expands on Pentaho's foundation of Big Data innovation. For customers,...
April 13, 2015
In a just published report on BI and Analytics, Ventana Research named Pentaho a “hot” vendor. The Ventana Research Value Index is an unbiased and fact-based analytic representation of how well 15 BI vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements for software that enable and support business intelligence. Big Data meets BI Ventana Research finds that new technologies collectively known as big data, (such as in-memory computing, Hadoop and Data Warehouse appliances) are influencing the evolution of Business Intelligence. Pentaho’s leadership and strength in supporting all data, especially the new emerging big data technologies, ensures that our BI offerings are optimized as...
October 30, 2012
It’s an immensely proud day for Pentaho. Today we announced that a syndicate of venture capital firms led by NEA that includes Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and DAG Ventures has agreed to invest $23 million in the company. You can read the press release here . These firms share a common belief that the big data revolution offers significant upside and is part of a larger transformation taking place in the enterprise software industry that includes cloud computing. NEA’s recent blog post, SaaS 3.0: Big Data that Delivers , describes this very eloquently. However, no matter how cool a company’s...
June 13, 2012
The opportunity that big data analytics provides for organizations to innovate quickly, predict events and improve customer relationships is endless. Our own customers including Shareable Ink, Travian Games and TravelTainment are using big data analytics today to analyze clinical data, innovate computer games and design targeted promotional campaigns – just to name a few. Two key themes in of our vision for the future of analytics are to integrate with the leading technology partners in the big data analytics ecosystem and to enable cloud-ready applications. In light of this, I am incredibly pleased to announce that today Pentaho is part...
June 22, 2011
Traditionally open source Business Intelligence (OSBI) has been adopted by individuals with an “I” in their acronym: IT, SI, and ISVs. This made sense because Open Source software started with deep technical roots in operating systems, appservers, RDBMSs, ESBs, etc., and when Pentaho pioneered OSBI in 2004 it was no different. The OSBI landscape back then was filled with some very nice technical projects, some desire from the “then current” open source proponents to move higher in the stack, and the overwhelming BI market screaming for disruption in the form of better products, better architectures and better pricing. Over the...
June 20, 2011
This week we will launch Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition. This major product launch has exciting new and improved enhancements for casual business users, business analysts and developers/administrators. We can’t give too many details away today but we encourage you to register now for the live demo on June 23. Be the first to learn about these exciting new features (hint: reporting, data discovery, UI, self-service).
March 16, 2011
It's release time once again and I’m pleased to announce that Pentaho BI Suite 3.8 is available for download! This release is packed with new features empowering you to add more interactivity to your Pentaho-based solutions and improve performance and efficiency when working with larger and larger data volumes. In today’s blog, I’ll highlight just a few of these exciting new enhancements: Guided Analysis Building upon the hyperlink feature introduced in Pentaho Reporting with our 3.7 BI suite release, Analyzer Reports and Action Sequences now also provide the ability to create contextual hyperlinks to other pieces of Pentaho content or...
November 16, 2010
What sells BI software? Sex and Sizzle! What makes BI projects successful? All of the data work done before any grids or graphs are ever produced. It’s the side of the business most BI vendors don’t talk about as they’d rather just woo and wow people with flash charts and glossy dashboards. Not that there is anything wrong with that – who doesn’t like great looking output? But, if the backend plumbing is either too complicated or non-existent, then it doesn’t matter how sexy this stuff is. Today Pentaho announced the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite to help make the...
October 15, 2010
Congrats to our new partner Cloudera for putting on a great event this week. Hadoop World 2010 was a huge success - with over 900 attendees. It was great to talk to companies using Hadoop and those looking to solve their big data problems. We were also excited to have such a great showing at our presentation at the very end of the day with standing room only! On Wednesday, following Hadoop World, the Pentaho Agile BI Tour arrived in NYC. Pentaho and its partner Project Leadership Associates presented a special half-day seminar focused on Agile BI and Big Data...
October 12, 2010
It’s everywhere and expanding exponentially every day. But it might as well be a pile of %#$& unless you can turn all of that data into information. And do so in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. The old-school vendors don’t operate in a timely (everything is slow), efficient (everything is over-engineered, over-analyzed, over-staffed, etc) or cost-effective mode (the bloated supertanker needs feeding and the customer gets to pay for those inefficiencies), so that means new technologies and business models will drive innovation which ultimately serves the customers and communities. Back to Data, Data, Data - Enter open source technologies...

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