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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...
April 8, 2014
We’ve kicked off some amazing new content around Pentaho’s data visualization and dashboard capabilities that you won’t want to miss. For those of you who don’t know, we have a team of in-house data design experts who specialize in creating 100% tailored analytics experiences for organizations with unique visualization and user interface needs. The team creates Pentaho platform solutions to business problems presented in a visual, elegant and intuitive fashion. And now, we’ve taken the opportunity to share that process with you in The Fine Art of Business Intelligence . from 'back of the napkin'... ...to stellar visualization What’s so...
April 22, 2013
In business analytics, we hear so much these days about the growing role that data scientists play in helping organizations tap into big data to reach their goals. However, in certain scenarios, from hospitals to hospitality, information also needs to be designed with a combination of style, accessibility and consistency. In these cases, sometimes you may also need a data artist! With that, I am very pleased to announce today that Webdetails, an exceptionally talented team of ‘data artists’ based in Portugal, have joined the Pentaho family through acquisition. Webdetails’ team of 20 will join our global development team, adding...
July 23, 2012
Data is the most strategic asset for any business. However, massive volumes and variety of data has made catching it at the right time and right place, discovering what’s hot – and needs more attention – and what’s not, a bit trickier these days. Heat grids are ideal for seeing a range of values in data as they provide a gradient scale, showing a change in data intensity through the use of colors. For example, you can see what’s hot in red and what’s normal in green; and everything else in various shades of color in between. Let me give...
May 16, 2012
Today Big Data has made the impossible, possible. Collecting and analyzing unstructured data types such as social media data, web click streams, network and data center logs is no longer a daunting task. While Hadoop and MapReduce are the technologies behind the scenes to crunch massive volumes of data, advanced visualizations have become the art that show us the best (and worst) parts about our data. Out of all types of different visualization styles, bubble charts are unique in the sense that they allow you to show hundreds of individual values at once! They are the perfect visualization for showing...
April 26, 2012
Wow, incredible. The response to our announcement of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 has been enormously positive. Sitting next to sales I have an earshot sound track to the demand and interest from customers in the new visualizations, big data support and pluggable and extensible interface for easily adding third-party visualizations. Fortunately, we have an abundance of resources available for customers to get started: Check out our new heat grids, bubble charts and geo-mapping in a new visualization video series . If you want to learn more about our support for new and expanded data sources—including big data, take a look...
April 24, 2012
I was musing the other day with a colleague about the early days of data warehousing. We reflected on how more than 20 years ago, the effort to get data into one place for analysis was mind-boggling. Then, analyzing the data in a warehouse was an even bigger challenge. For the most part these were two separate topics, two sets of users - IT and business users sitting in opposite sides of a building. In many ways we are continually faced with the same problem, bringing together a growing variety and volume of data from flat files and delivering it...