TravelTainment Reporting now Three Times Faster Using Pentaho

Pentaho helps to make sense out of big data and enhances reporting services for customers

February 29, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany —

Delivering the future of business analytics,  Pentaho Corporation today announced that TravelTainment, a provider of multi-channel distribution platforms for the travel industry, is using Pentaho Business Analytics for self-service analytics and reporting in big data environment, where terabytes of data need to be processed and analyzed.

With the continually booming online travel market, TravelTainment’s different clients require more insight into their data and reporting to help them plan promotions and other services. Before using Pentaho, the company had acquired a set of legacy systems that had grown around individual products with only limited reporting capabilities. As a result, reporting was inefficient and time consuming for IT. 

TravelTainment has chosen Pentaho Business Analytics for its self-service reporting and ability to manage big data sets. It enables enrichment, reporting, analysis and visualization of TravelTainments very large data volumes in such a way that also non-technical users can easily understand them. With the new solution, the company runs reports three times faster and with more flexibility than before and can now, for the first time, offer its clients user-friendly, self-service and ad-hoc reporting services. This also means that TravelTainment’s developer team can fully concentrate on its main business, rather than having to serve as a service desk for reporting.

TravelTainment is using Pentaho for reasons beyond it being open source-friendly. They are using it with their big data environment, which includes Apache Hadoop MapReduce, and for low-latency data access they are using Apache HBase.  For detailed data they are using Infobright as an SQL-based self-service interface. They are now planning to use Pentaho Data Integration to easily load, process, and extract data in Apache Hadoop.

Ibrahim Husseini, Director, Data Warehouse at TravelTainment says, “Pentaho Business Analytics fits perfectly into our open source big data environment. The outstanding self-service analytics and reporting capabilities help TravelTainment build out expertise and offer better reporting services to our customers.”

Davy Nys, Regional Vice President, EMEA & APAC at Pentaho says, “TravelTainment’s deployment is a perfect example how Pentaho is helping companies operationalize big data byaddressing critical pain points such as making sense out of big data in such a way that even non-technical users can work with it.”


About Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company

Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ, RichRelevance, and Staples. For more information visit www.pentaho.com.