March 21, 2017
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit: 2017 Recap -  A Data-Driven Organization & Shift to Smarter Analytics
At Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit this year, Gartner combined both the data integration and business intelligence audiences, which resulted in an outstanding network of attendees (2500+). The number of vendors exceeded 100, ranging from traditional BI tools to data science specialists to more. It’s a clear sign that business...
March 14, 2017
Dawn of the Predictive Era
Computing is evolving. It's likely that the forces described by Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling will mean that many of the ideas that we’ve associated with technological advancement will change. It won’t be about faster, cheaper, and smaller computers in the year 2025; prediction and where we apply it will...
March 14, 2017
4 Steps to Machine Learning with Pentaho
The power of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) for data access, blending and governance has been demonstrated and documented numerous times. However, perhaps less well known is how PDI as a platform, with all its data munging [1] power, is ideally suited to orchestrate and automate up to three stages of...
March 7, 2017
Ivy Tech - Award Winning Customer Creates a Data Democracy
A BIG congratulations to Pentaho customer Ivy Tech Community College , recipient of the Best Self-Service Analytics Award by Gartner, Inc. through their 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards. The awards recognize excellence in data and analytics technology to drive best-in-class initiatives. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest...
February 22, 2017
German Pentaho User Meeting 2017 Recap
German Pentaho User Meeting 2017 (#PUM17) showcases highly innovative use cases Now in its fourth year, the Pentaho User Meeting (PUM), organized by our German partner it-novum, attracted 130 attendees. Of the 13 presentations, six were use cases, half of which were about companies that have embedded Pentaho . This...
February 20, 2017
Implementing Hadoop: 7 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Introduction It’s no secret that Hadoop comes with inherent challenges. Business needs, specialized skills, data integration, and budget are just a few things that factor into planning and implementation. Yet, despite all the due diligence, a large percentage of Hadoop implementations fail. We’d like to turn that around. With the...
February 16, 2017
The Holy Grail of Analytics is the Value between Data and Insight
After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value -- It does not come from the tool, but from the data. It’s about the data. It always has been. Maybe...
February 14, 2017
Discussion With Caterpillar - Award Winning Predictive Maintenance IoT Deployment
Pentaho customer, Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence is one to keep an eye on. They recently received the 2016 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Leadership Award in the Internet of Things (IoT) category . Then, best selling author and big data thought leader, Benard Marr, featured Caterpillar in his Forbes article, “...
January 10, 2017
Big Data in Gambling: How a 360-Degree View of Customers Helps Spot Gambling Addiction
Big Data and advanced analytics can give us insight into almost anything, but one of the top use cases today focuses on better understanding customers in order to identify new opportunities as well as potential problems. One of the leading money gaming companies in Europe is using big data analytics...
January 6, 2017
Q&A With Donna Prlich, SVP of Product Marketing and Solutions
1. Tell us what you do at Pentaho. That’s always a great question to answer. For the last 5 years at Pentaho, I have positioned, worked with, written about and collaborated across departments to help transform the Pentaho platform into what it is today. This past year, I led the...