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February 13, 2015
Ten years ago we set out to commoditize BI, disrupt the existing old school proprietary vendors and give customers a better choice. It’s been an exciting journey building up a scalable analytic platform, building an open source community, surviving a deep recession, beating up the competition, building a great team, providing great products and services to our customers, and being a major player in the big data market. Some of the key points along the way: 2008 – the recession hits and frankly as painful as that was it actually helped Pentaho as we were the best value proposition in...
September 2, 2014
Before making an investment in a new car, you may first narrow down what features you want such as fast, easy to use and cost effective. Next, once you have a strategy you probably head to the dealer to test drive a few of the targeted options before making a big investment in a car that you know will improve your commute. With the rapidly changing data landscape, there are newer, faster, and easier to use options to access, analyze and predict your data that are now in the marketplace. Similar to the flashy car advertisements, its hard to separate...
June 30, 2014
One of Pentaho’s great passions is to empower organizations to take advantage of amazing innovations in Big Data to solve new challenges using the existing skill sets they have in their organizations today. Our Pentaho Labs’ innovations around natively integrating data engineering and analytics with Big Data platforms like Hadoop and Storm have already led dozens of customers to deploy next-generation Big Data solutions. Examples of these solutions include optimizing data warehousing architectures, leveraging Hadoop as a cost effective data refinery , and performing advanced analytics on diverse data sources to achieve a broader 360-degree view of customers . Not...
June 16, 2014
Once upon a time, (not so) long ago in 2004, two young technologies were born from the same open source origins – Hadoop and Pentaho. Both evolved quickly from the market’s demand for better, larger-scale analytics, that could be adopted faster to benefit more players Most who adopt Hadoop want to be disruptive leaders in their market without breaking the bank. Earlier this month at Hadoop Summit 2014 , I talked to many people who told me, “I’d like to get off of <insert old proprietary software here> for my new big data applications and that’s why we’re looking at...
June 6, 2014
While most of this year’s Hadoop Summit sessions still conveyed ‘developer conference,’ rife with command-line driven demos and Java, Scala, and Python code snippets, I noticed the ‘commercial’ uniform of khakis, blazers and Docksiders starting to creep in. Indeed, the themes I noticed most at the Summit were “enterprise ready” and “next-generation data platform.” So if the Summit’s days as an all-out geekfest are history, what does this say about Hadoop? I happen to think it’s great news: it says Hadoop is going mainstream and being embraced as core to the enterprise data platform. Nothing drives this home more convincingly...
December 23, 2013
Hadoop is a complex technology stack and many people getting started with Hadoop spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on operational aspects – getting the cluster up and running, obtaining foundational training, and ingesting data. Consequently it can be difficult to get a good picture of the true value that Hadoop provides, namely unlocking insight across multiple data streams that add valuable context to the transactional history comprising most of the core data in the enterprise. At Strata Hadoop World in October, Pentaho’s Lord of 1’s and 0’s or CTO, James Dixon, unveiled a powerful demonstration of the true...
October 4, 2013
Eddie White, EVP Business Development, Pentaho This week, Pentaho was on site for Splunk .conf2013 in Las Vegas and the show was buzzing with excitement. Organizations big and small shared a range of new innovations leveraging machine data. Eddie White, executive VP of business development at Pentaho, shares his first-hand impressions and insights on the biggest news and trends coming out of .conf2013. Q: Eddie, what are your impressions of this year’s Splunk conference? There’s a different feel at the show this year -- bigger companies and more business users attended this year. What traditionally has been more of an...
November 30, 2012
With the recent announcement of Impala, also known as Cloudera Enterprise RTQ (Real Time Query), I expect the interest in and adoption of Hadoop to go from merely intense to crazy. We applaud Cloudera’s investment in creating Impala as it moves Hadoop a huge step forward in making Hadoop accessible using existing BI tools. What is Impala? Simply put, it enables all of the SQL-based BI and business analytics tools that have been built over the past couple of decades to now work directly on top of Hadoop, providing interactive response times not previously attainable with Hadoop, and many times...
June 15, 2012
You might be a badass... but are you a big data badass?? Happy Friday!
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...

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