May 20, 2016
By now, it’s clear to CIOs everywhere that data is a strategic asset; they’re hearing it from technology vendors in the ERP space, strategic management consulting firms like McKinsey & Company , and big data analytics companies like Pentaho. And while knowing data is important is one thing, companies continue to wrestle with how to best access, prepare and govern that data to create a positive impact on their business. One of the biggest challenges companies face today is integrating, prepping and governing siloed data, particularly when the data sits in multiple locations across the organization (and often the world)...
May 19, 2016
Understanding Big Data Integration Tools Does big data make data integration obsolete? One new report says “no.” If you ask CITO Research, the right path to big data integration is more likely to come through existing data integration solutions that have been adapted to incorporate big data. We recently partnered with Dan Woods and CITO Research, a site that publishes content for CIOs and CTOs to advance the craft of technology leadership, to determine what concerns exist when it comes to big data. The CITO team’s experience, knowledge base and ongoing dialogue with CIOs, CTOs, and other IT and business...
May 13, 2016
Germany is known as the automotive country. Home to some the world’s most noteworthy car brands, Germany is home to many automotive suppliers as well. Though you may not have heard of them, they are world leaders in their specific segments. One of these suppliers is BOS . Located near Germany’s southern ‘car capital,’ Stuttgart, BOS supplies equipment to pretty much every automotive manufacturer around the globe. With 6,200 employees on three continents, thecompany has been developing and manufacturing high-quality components - such as roof and baggage systems - for more than 100 years. Running manufacturing sites in 12 countries,...
May 5, 2016
We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Pentaho Excellence Awards . The Pentaho Excellence Awards recognize the innovative and impactful ways that customers worldwide deploy Pentaho technologies. The third annual awards program will award one winner in five categories and the company with the highest overall score, will be awarded Customer of the Year. Now is the chance to be awarded for your skills! Over the years, we’ve received recurring questions about these awards, the submission process, and what the recognition entails. We’ve narrowed these questions down and want to share the following FAQ...
April 29, 2016
As Mark Twain famously said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) projects, however, taking that first step can seem daunting. Many of the technology, processes and skills involved are new and unfamiliar. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, however, the longer a company delays reaping the new commercial opportunities, productivity gains and risk reduction that IoT brings, the further it risks lagging behind competitors. At Pentaho we’ve witnessed IoT naturally evolve from big data. Working with some of the world’s most ambitious enterprises on IoT projects and our parent company Hitachi,...
April 13, 2016
We’ve talked about managing and automating the entire analytics data pipeline, from data engineering to data preparation to business analytics. Now, we’re excited to talk about accelerating the data pipeline. Over the last few months, our team has been hard at work, and today, we’re proud to announce the release of Pentaho 6.1. This release is built to bring analytics to you faster, by focusing on back end features that streamline manual data onboarding and bring more agility and flexibility to all users along the data analytics pipeline. Here are just a few of features and enhancements we’re proud to...
April 5, 2016
The results are in! Based on our poll of 363 data mavens like yourself, we’ve found a few trends in how organizations today are approaching data integration . 1. What Kinds of Data? The data types you’re using most frequently for blending are customer profile or demographic data (69% of respondents) and transactional/financial data (59% of respondents). Other frequently used data types include machine or device data, and email or document data. 2. Where Is the Data? Almost 80% of our respondents are blending data living in data warehouses, and sixty percent are getting data directly from flat files. 52%...
April 1, 2016
Today Pentaho announced the industry’s first native integration with “Liger” the new open source technology holding the keys to simplify both big data and IoT analytic use cases. Pentaho has always believed that BI and DI go better together. It is a logical step that we would be the first to support a technology that bridges two strong parts to create a greater whole. With the strength of the “king of the jungle” and the speed of the tiger, Liger delivers lightning fast analytics for massive amounts and varieties of data. Being the first Big Data Integration and Analytics vendor...
March 28, 2016
From ingestion to analytics, Pentaho's Chuck Yarbrough discusses Hadoop is hard ahead of Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose. Let’s face it, Hadoop is hard. Gartner predicts, "Through 2018, 70% of Hadoop deployments will fail to meet cost savings and revenue generation objectives due to skills and integration challenges.” [i] This statement should give most IT groups pause, but what is equally concerning is the fact that many organizations are still struggling to determine how to deliver value from Hadoop in the first place. To combat these key challenges, organizations must develop a clear plan for their Hadoop...
March 24, 2016
Pentaho was a proud sponsor of the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas last week. The Pentaho team had the opportunity meet impressive practitioners and attended some great sessions on the future of analytics and data integration from several different analysts including Cindi Howson, Carlie Idoine, Josh Parenteau, Joao Tapadinhas and more. There were a few key themes that resonated throughout the conference, and we wanted to share these with you: 1) The Evolution of Analytics Business intelligence is a dated term at this point. We aren’t saying it’s obsolete; it’s just evolved. Analytics no longer follows...

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