Company Adds and Expands Business with Multiple Fortune 50 Clients as well as Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Orlando, FL – October 15, 2008 – Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), continues to gain industry momentum as customer adoption of Pentaho's BI Suite Enterprise Edition grows among companies of all sizes. The company has delivered a stunning string of successes over the last three months, including adoption by Delta Dental of Virginia, Mozilla and winning InfoWorld's coveted BOSSIE award for Best Open Source BI Suite. In September, the company added multiple Fortune 50 clients for its Enterprise Edition products. The company also received a customer order of over $1M after a successful pilot with a major European retailer, demonstrating Pentaho's ability to compete for small and simple as well as large and sophisticated client engagements.
"Companies of all sizes are realizing the tremendous benefits of commercial open source BI and Pentaho is the only vendor capable of addressing their wide variety of requirements," said Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho. "We provide customers and partners with a proven reporting and BI solution at a small fraction of the cost of proprietary vendors. Couple this with no vendor lock-in, better technology flexibility and control, scalability, and easy-to-use end user features and voila, the BI market has never been the same."
Continued Customer Adoption and Partner Growth
ZipRealty – Last year, Pentaho announced that ZipRealty deployed Pentaho Data Integration as part of a MySQL-based data warehouse that integrates information from disparate systems to provide visibility into agent performance, customer service, and marketing effectiveness. The company had such success with Pentaho that it has since expanded its use of Pentaho, now support additional business intelligence initiatives with Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition.
Mozilla – In July, Pentaho announced that Mozilla Corporation had deployed Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition and Vertica Analytic Database to integrate and analyze large volumes of log file information in a data warehouse and business intelligence system. Pentaho Data Integration provided an easy-to-use extract, transform, and load (ETL) front end for administrators to use to define and maintain data integration rules as well as a powerful metadata-driven integration engine capable of addressing large integration jobs.
Delta Dental of Virginia – In June, Pentaho announced that Delta Dental of Virginia deployed Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition for reporting and ETL to support the next phase of the organization's phenomenal growth. Delta Dental recognized it could achieve its business goals more quickly while reducing costs by using Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition with subscription services. The organization obtained business benefits from Pentaho during Phase 1 of its project within only four months.
Partner Traction – In just the last three months, Pentaho has teamed with industry leading partners for distribution, integration, and services, including Hewlett-Packard, Infobright, MySQL, Openbravo, Red Hat, SGI, Sun, Unisys and Vertica to deliver real-world success for joint customers.
Pentaho continues to grab the industry's attention, with recent recognition by InformationWeek and InfoWorld. Pentaho was named a Top 10 Technology Startup by the readers of InformationWeek. With more than 1,000 ballots cast, readers selected Pentaho as one of the top five favorite startups. Pentaho gained similar acclaim recently when it was awarded the annual Bossie award – Best of Open Source Software – for best business intelligence software in the open source enterprise applications category by InfoWorld. Also of note, Pentaho was covered by Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory firm, in a report titled, "Who's Who in Open-Source Business Intelligence" . To read the full report, please visit- www.pentaho.com.
Corporate and Product Developments
Zack Urlocker Joins Pentaho Board – In July, Pentaho announced it had expanded its highly experienced team with the addition of Zack Urlocker, vice president of products in Sun's database group and previous EVP of products for MySQL AB, to the Pentaho board of directors, which also includes Larry Augustin, founder of VA Linux and one of the people credited with creating the term "open source." The Pentaho board also includes representatives from Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and New Enterprise Associates, which together have invested in and helped establish leading open source companies such as JBoss, MySQL, Red Hat, Sourcefire, SugarCRM, Trolltech, Xensource, Zend, and Zimbra.
Pentaho for iPhone, another technology first in BI – In July, Pentaho announced the availability of a new Pentaho iPhone application that provides native iPhone web navigation of Pentaho BI content. The iPhone provides a powerful, portable platform for personal and business use, and the Pentaho iPhone application, developed using the iUI project provides an easy and intuitive way for business users to access and navigate BI information.
In a separate announcement, Pentaho also announced a major new release of its flagship BI suite, Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition Version 2. For more information, please see www.pentaho.com/the_alternative.
 "Who's Who in Open Source," Andreas Bitterer, Gartner, April 16, 2008
About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.Pentaho Media Contact