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The social media channels are buzzing today with chatter about Tibco’s acquisition of Jaspersoft. As fellow players in the spheres of commercial open source and business analytics, industry watchers are naturally speculating on Pentaho as well so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share how our business strategy differs to Jaspersoft’s.
When explaining our commitment to open standards, we tell our customers that one size IT strategy does not fit all – rather, it’s ‘horses for courses’. Business strategies follow this principle as well and ours is very different from Jaspersoft’s.
Our strategic paths started to diverge four years ago when we started building on our open source heritage to focus on big data and advanced analytics capabilities for technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL, and more recently YARN and Storm.
Hell bent on solving big and diverse data challenges with a full data integration and analytics platform, last year we introduced ground-breaking technology like our Adaptive Big Data Layer, which protects enterprises against the risks inherent in a disruptive big data market. Today we have the most comprehensive big data integration capabilities currently on the market.
As a result, Pentaho has seen enormous growth in big data and embedded analytics, with more than 83% growth in these segments. And, significantly, our big data analytics platform has driven a huge increase in large enterprise clients, growing at over 200% from the prior year and now representing 26% of our business.
Jaspersoft took a different route, opting to provide low-cost open source alternatives to traditional BI and reporting, particularly to the SMB market. Larry Dignan for Between the Lines, ZDNet comments, “With Jaspersoft, Tibco can offer low-priced subscriptions and later upsell to its other applications.”
Although our total cost of ownership is highly attractive to mid-market and enterprise buyers alike, we’re not aiming to be the cheapest. We continue to innovate with R&D so we can continue to break new ground in big data and embedded analytics.
“The TIBCO acquisition of Jaspersoft is additional validation that the business analytics market is continuing to bifurcate — with more traditional departmental BI on the one hand, and big-data analytics on the other. TIBCO has added a low-cost open source reporting capability to its portfolio to address the SMB BI market, a market we view as continuing to commoditize.”
“Four years ago, we saw the big data market opportunity. While Jaspersoft turned right, we turned left towards big data analytics and the associated new projects funded in large enterprises,” Gallivan continued. “The Pentaho platform is in the pole position to integrate and blend diverse big data sets together to deliver end-to-end big data analytics solutions to large enterprises – a platform that experienced 83% year-over-year growth in big data and embedded analytics in 2013 alone,” said Quentin Gallivan, Chairman and CEO of Pentaho.
Pentaho continues to stay focused on our course of big data integration and analytics platform solving for the future of analytics. I encourage you to explore how we are doing this by exploring our Big Data Blueprints or Visualization gallery.
The City Club of San Francisco is well known for hosting the swankiest of weddings in San Francisco. However, on May 1st, it will be the location of a union of a different sort – The Pentaho and MongoDB ‘Better Together’ luncheon. Pentaho and MongoDB have emerged as a powerful combination for scalable data storage, processes and analytics. This special event is not to be missed as the four hours is packed with access to industry leaders, peer use cases, and key points you need to know to make a difference in your organization right away – PLUS a free Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB book and 5 star lunch. Here is a glance at the agenda:
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions: Pentaho & MongoDB Teams
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB & Demo – Bo Borland, Pentaho’s VP of Field Technical Sales and author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Advantages, Use Cases, and Value of MongoDB
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Customer Use Case
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Optional Breakout Session & Book Signing by Bo Borland author of Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB
We hope you can rendezvous with us on May 1 at the City Club of SF.
Click here for more details and to register. Don’t delay – space is limited!
Learn more about why Pentaho and MongoDB are better together
Don’t live in San Francisco? Visit the Pentaho events page to find details about Pentaho and MongoDB luncheons in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Tampa. Stay tuned for more locations and dates.
We’ve kicked off some amazing new content around Pentaho’s data visualization and dashboard capabilities that you won’t want to miss.
For those of you who don’t know, we have a team of in-house data design experts who specialize in creating 100% tailored analytics experiences for organizations with unique visualization and user interface needs. The team creates Pentaho platform solutions to business problems presented in a visual, elegant and intuitive fashion. And now, we’ve taken the opportunity to share that process with you in The Fine Art of Business Intelligence.
What’s so special about this content is that it starts with sketches and business objectives (the kind our team receives all the time) – and provides visual design proposals and recommendations to satisfy those needs. We see too often in the BI marketplace an emphasis on ‘pretty pictures’ without consideration for guiding goals and strategy. As you might expect, we at Pentaho believe that beautiful visuals can (and must) solve business challenges before all else – hence the ‘Fine’ in ‘Fine Art’.
There’s also a little something for everyone on the Fine Art of BI pages – with examples addressing real needs in social media marketing, finance and investing, telecom, and healthcare.
Additionally, in conjunction with this project, we’ve collected visualization and dashboard best practices from our in-house design experts and shared them in this quick project guide. It’s definitely worth a read if you are struggling with how to begin your project, which visualizations you should consider, or what dashboard layout makes sense. The guide (and the Fine Art of BI samples) highlight a few key themes that are broadly applicable:
Finally, here is a link to more information regarding our Custom Visualization and UI Design services offerings.Ben Hopkins Product Marketing Manager Pentaho
Yesterday, Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera 5 (C5), the latest generation of Cloudera’s unified data platform for the enterprise data hub. Pentaho engineers have been working on certification since the beta was available in early February to make sure we are certified on day one of the GA.
Cloudera and Pentaho have a long standing strategic relationship with tested joint technologies that have been deployed time and time over again. By using Cloudera Certified products, enterprises significantly reduce risk while taking advantage of the worlds most complete, tested and popular platform powered by Apache Hadoop. This stamp of approval should put customers at ease when deploying C5 knowing that Pentaho and Cloudera have worked together to ensure the highest level of capabilities and compatibility.
Learn more about Pentaho and Cloudera’s joint solution benefits, access the download, resources and recordings.
Senior Product Manager, Technology Partners
There is a time to be adventurous and take the path less travelled as Frost points out in the often quoted, “Road Not Taken” –but not with big data. I wonder what Frost would have to say about big data, a concept difficult to comprehend in the early 1900’s. In reviewing the poem (poetry being an arm chair interest of mine), it becomes clear that there is some ambiguity about whether Frost intended to promote taking the “Road Less Travelled.” In fact, it is thought that the poem was written in jest to his friend Lawrence Thomas to convey that the true regret is in not making a decision at all.
This ambiguity and indecisiveness is very present in the big data ecosystem. Most organizations are cognizant of the disruptive force of big data — it’s impact on the competitive business landscape and the way consumers live their daily lives. Fortunately, they also know there is little, if no room for regret at taking the Big Data Road Less Travelled or not choosing a path at all.
To that end Pentaho has collected and shared four paths that many of our customers have successfully travelled to achieve business value from big data. They are four common big data use cases that reduce costs, optimize and begin to transform businesses. We have laid out four roads that have been well traveled and ended in big data success. I highly encourage you to explore our top four big data use cases and the roads most often travelled. No regrets.
Sr. Director, Product Marketing
This is my first blog post for Pentaho and there’s no better occasion than celebrating our partners’ success! Two of our EMEA partners have been shortlisted for IT Europas European IT & Software Excellence Awards and I will have the honour to accompany them to the awards dinner taking place this Wednesday at the Lancaster London Hotel.
Our Norwegian Partner Conduct is shortlisted for the outstanding work implementing Pentaho for WiMP Music, a music streaming service similar to iTunes that is very popular in Northern and Central Europe. Its not the first recognition of their great work – they already won the 2013 BI Award for Innovation in Norway given by the Norwegian Computer Society last October. You can read more about the implementation here.
Our OEM partner Kirchhoff Datensysteme Software GmbH (KDS) is shortlisted for its tool Poly.MIS, an industry specific Business Intelligence (BI) solution for plastic compounders built on the Pentaho business analytics platform. The specialised analytics tool helps plastic compounders to lower costs and maximize profits. You can read more about the implementation here.
Pentaho has been growing impressively in Europe for the past two years and we know that our partners play an important role here – when they succeed, everybody wins. As many have limited marketing resources, we are here to help and support our partners with their marketing activities.
If you have impressive customer stories like WiMP or an outstanding embedded solution like KDS, our team is on hand to help you promote and celebrate them by writing up case studies, press releases, co-hosting a webinar or completing award applications.
If you are a Pentaho partner and want to get the most out of your partnership, or you want to find out more about becoming a partner, please contact me at wbuckroyd at pentaho dot com.