Strata Conference, Santa Clara, CA — February 28, 2012 — Pentaho Corporation, delivering the future of business analytics, and DataStax, the commercial leader in big data solutions based on Apache Cassandra™, today announced they have entered into a strategic relationship delivering native integration between Pentaho Kettle and Cassandra. DataStax is the first NoSQL database provider to integrate all features and components of Pentaho Kettle, instantly weaving Cassandra into the broader fabric of relational databases, analytic databases, Hadoop, and other NoSQL databases.
Product downloads, how-to videos and documents are available at pentaho.com/cassandra
Pentaho and DataStax will offer the first Cassandra-based big data analytics solution that combines the highly scalable, low-latency performance of Cassandra with Kettle’s visual interface for high-performance data extract, transformation and load, as well as integrated reporting, visualization and interactive analysis capabilities. This will make it easier for developers and data scientists to operationalize, integrate and analyze both big data and traditional data sources. Both Pentaho and DataStax also offer commercial open source products, which include valuable enhanced functionality, software maintenance, quality assurance, technical support, professional services and training.
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“Pentaho Kettle is breaking new ground with its ability to make all big data sources including Apache Cassandra much easier and more productive to use,” said Richard Daley, founder and chief strategy officer, Pentaho. “This partnership with DataStax provides an instant and easy way to truly operationalize Cassandra and make it an integral part of a company’s data ecosystem.”
“DataStax’ integration with Pentaho will significantly broaden our community’s big data capabilities by reducing the technical barriers to entry and instantly weaving Cassandra into the fabric of existing relational databases, analytic databases and Hadoop,” said Michael Shaler, senior director, business development, DataStax. “It is impressive to see how fast customer solutions are being rolled out with Cassandra and Pentaho Kettle.”
“One of the key concepts of 451 Research's 'total data' concept of data management is the need to focus beyond the volume, velocity and variety of data to the all-important endgame of deriving actionable value based on analysis of that data,” said Matt Aslett, research manager, data management and analytics, 451 Research. “The integration of Apache Cassandra and DataStax with Pentaho Kettle will extend the reach of NoSQL databases and lower the barriers for users to get up and running easier and faster to start making sense of their data.”
DataStax offers products and services based on the popular open-source database, Apache Cassandra™, which solve today’s most challenging big data problems. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) combines the performance of Cassandra with analytics powered by Apache Hadoop™, creating a smartly integrated, data-centric platform. With DSE, real-time and analytic workloads never conflict, giving you maximum performance with the added benefit of only managing a single database. The company has over 100 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital and is based in San Mateo, CA.
About Apache Cassandra™
Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. This next-generation data platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project.
For more information, visit http://cassandra.apache.org/
About Pentaho Kettle
Pentaho Kettle adds visual tools to input, extract, manipulate, report, visualize and explore data in Hadoop and Cassandra. It also provides a seamless on-ramp to Pentaho Business Analytics, a complete end-to-end solution that enables users to intuitively access, discover and analyze their data, empowering them to make information-driven decisions that positively impact their organization's performance. Download, access how-to documents and videos at http://community.pentaho.com/BigData.
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