Advice from Willy Wonka

August 3, 2012

We’ve got your golden ticket to web analytics, download the latest whitepaper: Everything you Know about Digital Measurement is Wrong…and What to Do About It.


Pentaho update to BBBT

July 24, 2012

Pentaho had the privilege of briefing the Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT) on July 20, 2012. The Boulder BI Brain Trust is a gathering of leading BI analysts, experts, and practitioners who attend half-day presentations from interesting and innovative BI vendors. After a very interactive morning presenting to the group, Pentaho CEO, Quentin Gallivan and SVP of Products, Jake Cornelius sat down with Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of the BBBT to discuss some of her questions from the morning about Pentaho.

The result is an excellent update about Pentaho products, technology and overall direction. Listen to a podcast of this interview to learn the following about Pentaho:

  • How Pentaho is differentiated?
  • What are the market forces for business analytics and how are they converging?
  • How is Pentaho meeting changes in market?
  • Overview of the Pentaho platform
  • What’s the reason for the BI embedded analytics trend?
  • What are some Pentaho big data customer examples?
  • What’s in the near future for Pentaho and its products?

Listen now: Claudia Imhoff interview with Pentaho leaders Quentin Gallivan, CEO and Jake Cornelius, SVP of Products


Words of Wisdom

July 20, 2012

We are very lucky to have some words of wisdom today from The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Stay integrated my friends!


BI advice from Boromir

June 22, 2012

For all you BI developers out there (in our best Boromir voice)…


Are You?

June 15, 2012

You might be a badass… but are you a big data badass??

Happy Friday!


Pentaho and MongoDB

May 23, 2012

I’m at the MongoNYC conference in New York today, where Pentaho is a sponsor. 10gen have done a great job with this event, and they have 1,000 attendees at the event.

We just announced a strategic partnership between 10gen and Pentaho. From a technical perspective the integration between MongoDB and Pentaho means:

  • No Big Silos. Data silos are bad. Big ones are no better. Our MongoDB ETL connectors for reading and writing data mean you can integrate your MongoDB data store with the rest of your data architecture (relational databases, hosted applications, custom applications, etc).
  • Live reporting. We can provide desktop and web-based reports directly on MongoDB data
  • Staging. We can provide trending and historical analysis by staging snapshots of MongoDB aggregations in a column store.

I’m looking forward to working with 10gen to integrate some of their new aggregation capabilities into Pentaho.

James

Originally posted at http://jamesdixon.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/837/


Pentaho News, Event and Press Update

April 23, 2012

It has been a very busy April as you can see from four news announcements already this month. We know you are busy so we have put together a summary of important company and product news, upcoming events and press highlights. Also, to give you an insider tip…stay tuned to Pentaho’s Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn pages this week for a BIG announcement.

Company and product news

Upcoming events and webinars

  • Webinar: Building the Business Case for Embedded BI
    May 2, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET Details and Register
  • Pentaho and Linalis Exclusive Business Analytics and Big Data Seminar
    May 2, 2012 | 10:00 – 17:00 (GMT) | Hotel Russell, London UK  Register
  • Webinar: Better Data for Better Analytics – Human Inference Data Quality Now Fully Integrated into Pentaho
    May 10, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET  Details and Register

Press highlights

Don’t forget to follow Pentaho on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest news (especially this week)!


Pentaho Training Courses for April and May

April 12, 2012

Pentaho is offering a variety of training courses this spring to help you take your Pentaho skills to the next level. Attend one of our training classes to enhance your Pentaho skills, increase the efficiency of your projects and network with your peers.

What’s New in Pentaho Business Analytics 4.0: $100 – April 25, Online
Ready to move to Pentaho Business Analytics 4.0? Take this online course to learn about all of the new features in 4.0.

Architect’s Bootcamp: $3,995 – April 24 to 27, Orlando, FL
This course is designed for developers looking to learn how to extend Pentaho with “out of the box” capabilities.

Business Analytics Bootcamp: $2,500 – April 10 to 13, San Jose, CA, May 1 to 4, Orlando, FL or Washington, D.C. May 14 to 17
Quickly get up and running by attending this Pentaho Business Analytics suite overview course.

Agile BI for Business Analysts: $495 – May 21 to 23 (9 hours), Online
This course uses Pentaho Data Integration and our on-demand environment to jump start the Agile BI learning process before making a long-term investment.

We hope to see you online or in one of our classrooms soon. For questions about Pentaho training, please contact trainingresponses@pentaho.com


Matt Casters on DM Radio – Future of ETL

March 20, 2012

Pentaho’s Matt Casters, Chief Architect, Pentaho Data Integration and Kettle Project Founder was featured last week on DM Radio on their radio broadcast titled: On the Move: Why ETL is Here to Stay.

Listen to Matt’s interview with Hosts Eric Kavanagh and Jim Ericson along with panelist Nimitt Desai of Deloitte, Geoff Malafsky of Phasic Systems and Josh Rogers of Syncsort.

Starting at 13:33 Listen to Matt talk about:

  • How Big data and ETL intersect and what that means
  • Points to keep in mind when starting to working and accessing data in and out of Hadoop
  • How to keep track of changing technologies and architectures
  • Why its important to not just do data integration for data integration sake
  • Why there’s a lack of best practices
  • What Matt’s seeing: need for high level of metadata and modeled ETL generation

Access both Matt’s segment and the full podcast here: http://www.information-management.com/dmradio//-10022068-1.html


Customer Success with Pentaho: TravelTainment

February 29, 2012

Think about the last time you went to book travel online. Do you remember the number of searches you conducted? Options you compared? Transactions you made? You probably are not aware of the terabytes of data you have created from your search that the online travel platform you are using has to process. Like most end users you are just interested in a tool that is easy to use and produces fast results.

Pentaho customer, TravelTainment is very familiar with this use case as a leading provider of software solutions for the travel industry. TravelTainment’s solutions are integrated with major international travel portals across Europe such as opodo.de, tui.de, expedia.co.uk and thomascook.fr, as well as thousands of travel agencies in more than 30 countries.

With the continually booming online travel market, TravelTainment’s different clients such as tour operators and travel portals, 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 chose 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.

“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.”

– Ibrahim Husseini, Director of Data Warehouse, TravelTainment

Read the press release and full case study about TravelTainments use of Pentaho at http://www.pentaho.com/customers/67/traveltainment.


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