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June 11, 2015
Last year, SPOTPROMO , a Brazil-based Trade Marketing agency with global brand name customers including Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Colgate, Microsoft, Mattel, Lenovo and Epson, shared their analytics journey with the world after applying for and winning the ROI Award category of the 2014 Pentaho Excellence Awards ( now accepting submissions for the 2015 Pentaho Excellence Awards ). As both a customer and reseller of Pentaho Business Analytics, Spotpromo found unique ways to deliver analytic insights to sales promoters and supervisors in order to provide leading trade-marketing solutions. Business users at Spotpromo created more than 100,000 research reports per month...
January 27, 2015
There’s lots of advice out there on building a big data team, from industry or expert analysts and leading publications. But we wanted to see how this is being implemented in real life , so we talked to the real world big data mavericks – those who've faced the challenge of gaining true business value from big data and succeeded. They shared real-world insights into how they made it happen and the advice they’d give to those ready to take the plunge. (Scroll to the bottom to meet our mavericks.) 1. Clearly define your business goal, and don’t be afraid...
March 25, 2014
This is my first blog post for Pentaho and there's no better occasion than celebrating our partners' success! Two of our EMEA partners have been shortlisted for IT Europas European IT & Software Excellence Awards and I will have the honour to accompany them to the awards dinner taking place this Wednesday at the Lancaster London Hotel. Our Norwegian Partner Conduct is shortlisted for the outstanding work implementing Pentaho for WiMP Music, a music streaming service similar to iTunes that is very popular in Northern and Central Europe. Its not the first recognition of their great work - they already...
March 10, 2014
This week I am excited to be in Europe visiting Germany, Portugal, France and London. My schedule is packed full of meetings with customers, partners and analysts, and I am of course looking forward to spending some time with the team in our newly established London office . It is a little over a year since my last trip to Europe, when I was impressed by the enthusiasm that I saw for big data. At the time I predicted that big data would start to enter mainstream production in 2013 and there is clear evidence of this with Pentaho’s fast...
March 3, 2014
In Germany, our greatest success last year was with customers across different industries using Pentaho to embed analytics into their commercial software. There are several reasons for this, some of which are unique to Germany and others that reflect a larger global industry trend. Germany has a vibrant software industry with excellent growth rates and even better forecasts for this year than last. The most important driver for this growth is the large body of highly specialised, medium-sized software companies, which belong to what we in Germany call, the “Mittelstand”. Many of them build specific solutions for our established automotive,...
February 10, 2014
What do you do when you need to track, store, blend, and analyze over 6 billion financial data transactions with the outlook of daily growth by the millions? edo Interactive, inc is a digital advertising company that leverages payment networks to connect brands with consumers. Their legacy data integration and analysis system took more than 27 hours to run, meaning that meeting daily Service Level Agreements was nearly impossible. However, after only a few weeks of implementing a data distribution on Hadoop, with Pentaho for data integration, edo Interactive was able to reduce its processing time to less than 8...
May 21, 2013
“Responsiveness”, “professionalism”, “knowledge” and “experience”-- these are just a few of the words our customers used in giving Pentaho the honor of being recently named a top business intelligence technology vendor in the third annual independent Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study conducted by Dresner Advisory Services, LLC . The report recognizes Pentaho as a “High Growth BI Software” company with a critical mass of customers growing well above the average. We have made and continue to make significant investments in simplifying and delivering real value in big data integration and analytics and our customers’ satisfaction. Being named a...
October 12, 2012
What do the Olsen Twins, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake and Pentaho all have in common? We are all associated with the same social e-commerce company, BeachMint . BeachMint is a truly innovative and forward thinking online retailer that sells jewelry, clothes, shoes, home furnishings, beauty supplies and more through a subscription model with the help of celebrity stylist (a few mentioned above). The business analytics in the background helping to drive sales of these stylish goods curated by famous fashionistas is Pentaho Business Analytics. BeachMint is using Pentaho Business Analytics , MySQL and HP Vertica to quickly slice...
August 27, 2012
We are lucky to have such awesome customers at Pentaho from all verticals such as retail, healthcare, travel, finance and education. Here is a list of a few of our newest customer stories. BeachMint - Innovative venture capital-backed online retail company built from the ground up with Pentaho. This is an interesting story about how company-wide access to analytics can drive operational excellence, improving customer experience and maximize revenues. They are a big data example -- using Kettle with HP Vertica. Oklahoma School of Community Medicine - This is an innovative story about medical students using Pentaho to help change...
June 18, 2012
In health and senior care, where the top priority is patient well-being, every penny of IT investment has to count. Therefore, we are excited to announce that our customer, StoneGate Senior Living , has been named a Nucleus Research 2012 Technology ROI award winner . Nucleus Research granted StoneGate this prestigious award for its integration of social collaboration, mobile access and analytics resulting in a 2800% return on investment! Nucleus Research’s Technology ROI Award is granted to the top ten organizations each year that have maximized the value per dollar of their IT deployments. Considering that this year’s award winners...

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