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Richard Daley

April 29, 2013
Today our big data partner Cloudera, joined us in continuing to deliver innovative, open technologies that bring real business value to customers. Pentaho and Cloudera share a common history and approach to simplifying complex, but powerful technologies to integrate and analyze big data . Our common open source heritage means that we can innovate at the speed of our customers businesses. What is Cloudera’s latest Innovation? Cloudera Impala powers Cloudera Enterprise RTQ (Real-time Query), the first data management solution that takes Hadoop beyond batch to enable real-time data processing and analysis on any type of data (unstructured and structured) within...
October 8, 2012
Eight years ago on, Friday October 8th 2004, Pentaho was founded to (1) make a disruptive impact in the BI space (2) screw around with the big proprietary vendors (3) have a lot of fun along the way. It’s been a great ride…but we have so much more to accomplish! Looking forward to the future with this phenomenal team that has come together over the years. Happy B’Day Pentaho Richard
February 8, 2012
I am very excited to share the news the Pentaho is cited as the only ‘Strong Performer’ in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions , Q1 2012 (February 2012). The best way to summarize Pentaho’s position in the market is straight from the report by James G. Kobielus, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research: “Pentaho is a strong performer with an impressive Hadoop data integration tool . Among data integration vendors that have added Hadoop functionality to their products over the past year, it has the richest functionality and the most extensive integration with open source Apache Hadoop.” We believe that the...
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...
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...
January 13, 2011
I am very excited to welcome, Ian Fyfe to the Pentaho team as our Chief Technology Evangelist. Ian recently joined us after spending six years at Jaspersoft as their senior director of product management and product marketing. However, I know him best from working with him several years ago at an executive information systems start-up that he co-found called Intelligent Office Company (IOC, Inc). Ian's knowledge of the industry, proven leadership skills, and existing relationships with the executive team are a home run for Pentaho. I like to welcome and introduce all new team members on the blog by asking...
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 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...
October 4, 2010
A few years ago when talking with some potential investors I heard on more than one occasion “ Everybody already has BI ” or “ The market is saturated with BI products. ” Quite the contrary – even the few companies that have BI or Data Integration products are just scratching the surface of their potential usage. Many projects are only rolled out to a limited set of users, handcuffed by the outrageous price of most products on the market. And what about all of the other projects that never even started due to cost constraints? And what about the...
July 26, 2010
It’s been awhile since a BI company went public, so I’m excited by the news of QlikTech’s IPO and what it bodes for our industry. Following the Era of the BI consolidation, when the Big 3 BI vendors grew stodgy and were consumed by mega-vendors like IBM, Oracle and SAP who were looking to add BI functionality (a.k.a. “buy their maintenance stream”) to their existing products, it’s great to see Wall Street showing enthusiasm for a pure BI player. It clearly demonstrates that the market sees significant value in BI innovation. QlikTech did a great job of taking its technology...

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