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September 2, 2011
To continue our revival of old blog posts, today we have our #2 most popular blog from last July. Pentaho is now 7 years old, with sales continually move up and to the right. In a crazy economy, many are asking, "What is the reason behind your growth and success?" Richard Daley reflected on this question after reporting on quartlery results in 2010 . *****Originally posted on July 20, 2010 ***** Today we announced our Q2 results . In summary Pentaho: More than doubled new Enterprise Edition Subscriptions from Q2 2009 to Q2 2010. Exceeded goals resulting in Q2 being...
August 18, 2011
As of today we have 110 posts on BI from the Swamp blog. Over the next two weeks we are going to repost the most popular blogs on BI from the Swamp since it launched in March 2010. Today's blog was originally posted on May 12, 2010 by Doug Moran to highlight the results of our 'What is Agile BI?' contest. Over a year later, Agile BI continues to be the hot topic. For example, the theme of the TDWI World conference last week was Evolving your Agile BI Environment . Multiple times at the conference we were asked how...
July 19, 2011
Pentaho is very fortunate to have such a fantastic community. There are a few community rockstars that find time in their uber busy lives to write books about using Pentaho. The latest book published, the Pentaho Data Integration 4 Cookbook by co-authors Adrián Pulvirenti & Maria Carina Roldán is making its way to the top of the Amazon bestseller tech list. Even more impressive – this is Maria’s second book about PDI in just 15 months! (In April 2010 she published PDI 3.2: Beginner’s Guide ). We were interested to learn more about the book and the authors. Check out...
January 26, 2011
The energy was high and the sun was shining in San Francisco last week during the Pentaho Global Partner Summit 2011. Pentaho partners from nearly 20 countries around the world came together at the Presidio Golden Gate Club for two days of shared insights, innovation, and networking around open source business intelligence and data integration. We could go on forever about highlights from the event's action-packed two days, such as the Global Partner Award ceremony or the Lightening Round session where partners from Hong Kong , Quebec , Portugal , and more impressed us with their innovative implementations of Pentaho...
October 27, 2010
One of the highlights of my job as the “Pentaho Community Guy” is the yearly Community Gathering. This year, thanks to Webdetails, it was in beautiful Cascais, Portugal. For a full recap of the event check out the blog, Pentaho Community Gathering (live) , courtesy of Jan Aertsen at kJube. This is the third year that the community has gathered for a weekend of presentations, beer and fun. In 2009 it was in Barcelona Spain and before that, Mainz Germany. I have been working with the community for about six years both as a developer and as community manager. I’ve...
September 21, 2010
Congrats to Matt Casters, Roland Bourman and Jos van Dongen for their new book available today: Pentaho Kettle Solutions: Building Open Source ETL Solutions with Pentaho Data Integration . You can buy it on Amazon or Wiley (they also have free exerpts) If their names sound familiar it is because Roland and Jos are also the authors of the Amazon best seller - Pentaho Solutions: Business intelligence and Data Warehousing with Pentaho and MySQL published August 2009. Matt is the Kettle Project founder and Chief Architect of Pentaho Data Integration. My copy is ordered and I can’t wait to read...
July 20, 2010
Today we announced our Q2 results . In summary Pentaho: More than doubled new Enterprise Edition Subscriptions from Q2 2009 to Q2 2010. Exceeded goals resulting in Q2 being the strongest quarter in company history and most successful for the 3rd quarter in a row. Became the only vendor that lets customers choose the best way to access BI: on-site, in the cloud, or on the go using an iPad. Led the industry with a series of market firsts including delivering on Agile BI. Expanded globally, received many industry recognitions and added several stars to our executive bench. How did...
July 7, 2010
Originally posted on opensource.com 7/7/10 If we look at the differences between closed and open source software development processes, we can identify aspects that can be generalized and applied to other industries and domains. Open source development—that combination of transparency, iterative development with early-and-often releases, and open participation—leads to higher quality products. When we're talking about software, people tend to think of quality in terms of bugs. But this is only part of the story of open development. Defects can be anywhere within the requirements, design, implementation, or delivery processes, and we need to consider all of these areas to...
June 15, 2010
June may be half way over but there are still 20 opportunities to learn about Pentaho this month at live and virtual events....and in 6 languages! This month Pentaho is bringing a ray of Open Source BI sunshine to some of the industry’s most preeminent cloud events. Following the successful announcements of Pentaho's On-Demand BI Solution and support of Apache Hadoop , we will demonstrate these offerings in action, bringing insight, clarity and flexibility to data in the cloud. Pentaho Featured Cloud Events GigaOm Structure 2010 , June 23-24, 2010, San Francisco, CA - Join Pentaho 's CEO, Richard Daley...
May 12, 2010
Last month, Pentaho sponsored a contest where people answer the question -“What does agile BI mean?” I was lucky enough to be one of the judges to determine who made it to the final five and win a Flip Ultra™ camcorder. The results were posted today http://www.pentaho.com/what_is_agile/ . Now it’s up to the community to vote for their favorite answer and the winner gets an iPad - (yes, that means you). When reading through hundreds of entries I began to see a pattern and being an old BI guy, that meant I had to make a pie chart. The answers...

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