Orlando, Fla., March 30, 2010 – Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced the preview of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) 4.0, the next major product milestone in the company’s Agile BI initiative, announced in November. PDI 4.0 is the world’s first fully unified ETL, modeling and data visualization IDE for BI applications. With Pentaho’s Agile BI initiative, organizations can confidently build BI applications more quickly, adapt to changing business requirements more easily and achieve faster time-to-value at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.
Pentaho is delivering a radically different, integrated environment that collapses all of the steps from data integration and data modeling through end user visualization, so developers and business users can work side by side and build and deploy BI applications in minutes or hours rather than weeks or months. In addition, this major release of PDI includes application-wide usability enhancements as well as improvements in functionality for business and enterprise deployments including security and team development, so both novice and expert BI professionals and end users can work closely together to rapidly deliver and use rich BI applications.
Combined with the risk free and low cost commercial open source business model that Pentaho employs, Pentaho’s Agile BI sets the standard for the rest of the industry to follow.
“The data integration and business intelligence market has looked for a core advance in how projects get done for many years. The unification of the key distinct development environments into a unified development environment for BI that Pentaho provides with its Agile BI initiative is a leap forward for the industry, and I expect businesses will be able to dramatically reduce the time it takes for them to create and update BI applications.”
- Mark Smith, president of Ventana Research, a research and business technology advisory services firm
“Open-source BI tools are not only the default option for cash-strapped organizations, but they are becoming more of a mainstream deployment option for all kinds of BI usage. While functionally is not yet on a par with the large commercial BI platforms, and still rarely seen as an enterprisewide BI standard, open-source BI tool deployment is growing solidly.” Moreover, “the provided statistics from the vendors and also Gartner's inquiry request statistics about open-source BI clearly indicate that deployments are on a sharp rise and Gartner believes that the number of production deployments of customers using subscription fees are likely to grow five-fold until 2012. “
- Andreas Bitterer, Research VP at Gartner Research in the report Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools Production Deployments Will Grow Five-Fold through 2012, October 2009
“Pentaho’s commercial open source business intelligence model combined with our Agile BI technology innovation is revolutionizing the business intelligence market for the good of the technical and end users. By making collaboration between developers and end users seamless and affordable, we are commoditizing BI so companies can achieve success quickly, without the risk of costly investments. Welcome to the future of BI.”
- Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho
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