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January 25, 2016
Due to its simplicity and intuitive nature, the demand to learn Python has continued to grow over the last five years, making it the preferred language for deep learning researchers. How serious is this growth? In 2015, CodeEval determined for the fourth year in a row that Python was the #1 most popular coding language, followed by Java, C++, and Javascript. [1] Python has overtaken French as the most popular language taught in primary schools, according to a new survey released in August 2015 ( Information Age ). [2] Driven by the market and customer demand, Pentaho Labs announced today...
October 12, 2015
What a difference a year makes! We watched the Big Data market mature at a rapid pace and our customers contribute by putting their Big Data to work to achieve real business value. PentahoWorld is our chance to showcase this expertise and offer attendees an impressive agenda centered to the theme “The Power of Big Data at Work.” If you are not one of the 500+ attendees at PentahoWorld today, that’s okay! We’re bringing PentahoWorld 2015 to you this year, and we encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to tune-in throughout the conference to consider how emerging...
September 28, 2015
These lyrics from Daft Punk pretty much sum up the past year at Pentaho and tie us nicely into the theme of this year’s PentahoWorld – Big Data at Work! It’s been a busy year and we’ve added substantially to our portfolio of capabilities while working diligently to build out a strong foundation for the future of Big Data orchestration and embedded analytics. As the Director of Product Management, taking a step back to observe the final result of Pentaho 6.0 feels pretty good. We’ve executed on the roadmap we shared last year at PentahoWorld 2014 and added some enhancements...
June 7, 2015
I am very pleased to announce that Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) completed its acquisition of Pentaho, the largest private big data deal to date. You can read all about it in this press release . Since we announced the intent to be acquired last February, I’ve been getting to know HDS better and am more convinced than ever that our unique blend of people, culture and technology makes us a winning team . Over the past decade, Pentaho has been focused on helping customers prepare for the ‘future of analytics’ by helping them gain value from data to earn more...
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).

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