Where did the month go? There is never a dull moment at Pentaho, which is probably part of the reason Q3 2010 set an all-time high bookings record, eclipsing the previous best quarter by over 50%. We highlight the major news and accomplishments for you on the BI from the Swamp Blog, Twitter, and Facebook, but with all of the innovation, partnerships, and events happening here at Pentaho, we think it’s helpful to have a comprehensive recap of highlights for the month. To do so, we are kicking off a new series: Month in review. Here’s what happened in October:
- Pentaho Data Integration and BI Suite for Hadoop Release Candidate is now available for download on Pentaho.com.
- The Pentaho BI Suite 3.7 Release Candidate was posted to Sourceforge.
- Pentaho and IngresVectorWise – for delivering fast and powerful business analytics for business users in medium and large organizations. Watch the on-demand joint webcast titled “Blazing Fast BI with Ingres VectorWise and Pentaho” to understand why it is important to have agility for business intelligence on the front end, as well as in the database.
- Pentaho and Cloudera –enables business users to take advantage of Hadoop with ability to easily and cost-effectively mine, visualize and analyze their Hadoop data.
- Pentaho and Amazon Web Services – enables organizations to quickly move data between Amazon Elastic MapReduce and existing enterprise data stores.
- Pentaho and Impetus Technologies – Leading technology and R&D services provider incorporates Pentaho Agile BI and Pentaho for Hadoop into its Large Data Analytics practice.
New Customer Successes
ControlPay, a European-founded pioneer in freight auditing uses Pentaho open source BI to help create a freight ‘audit trail.’
“We love the flexibility of open source and we like to be in control of our own development. With popular products like Pentaho, you get superior technology because of the wide pool of talent contributing to the code in real time. This means we always have the latest technology and this gives ControlPay a real competitive advantage.”
Glen Conybeare, commercial director of software firm Cognitive Match was quoted in the article, Top 10 IT strategies for smaller businesses in ComputerWeekly.com:
Pentaho’s Analyser is part of the Pentaho BI Suite, Conybeare said he has paid less than £20,000 for Pentaho to provide initial service and support, with the equivalent product from a proprietary vendor in the region of a six figure sum, he said. “The key thing for us is that our clients expect a lot and don’t want to pay a lot for it. So for us efficiency is important to what we do as we can then pass cost savings on to our customers.”
Read the full article here
In the news
- CNNMoney.com selected Pentaho’s ‘Chief Geek’ James Dixon as having one of the ‘Best Jobs in America.’
- Hadoop Pitched for Business Intelligence on CIO.com by Joab Jackson
- Hadoop is the Elephant in the Room by David Menninger – VP & Research Director at Ventana Research
- Ingres teams up Pentaho to speed up BI by Maxwell Cooter, Techworld
It was a busy month worldwide. You can read a recap of October in Vinay Joosery’s blog, Seen and Heard in EMEA.
The Agile BI Tour made stops in Washington, DC, New York City, Oslo, Barcelona, Seattle, Portland, San Mateo, Kontich, Houston and Florence! See where we’ll be this month.
Pentaho was also busy participating in various Hadoop events including Hadoop World in NYC and Hadoop user groups in San Diego and London.
Pentaho User Groups
We launched a Pentaho User Group program to bring together in person and online, local user communities to share best practices, foster innovation, network and build relationships with like-minded individual.
Groups have already started to form in London, Benelux, Portual, Indonesia, France, and more. Learn more about the Pentaho User Groups, join one in your area, start a new group and spread the word.
Just for fun
Halloween is always a big deal at the Orlando headquarters. To properly recap October, we had to share some photos of the team dressing up for the office Halloween party.
Looks like we are off to a strong start for November. Already looking forward to the next Month in Review.
Director, Corporate Communications