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)!


Back to School Savings

August 23, 2011

It’s that time again… school is back in session. As kids head back to school in the States, its time to start thinking about heading back to school yourself. Pentaho training has a full session of classes this semester featuring a few of the most popular courses of the year. These are classes that you don’t want to skip.

Need an extra incentive to enroll? Check out these upcoming classes and receive a 25% discount!

Take the BI Suite Bootcamp and attain the latest Pentaho certification! The four day BI Suite Bootcamp class provides a hands-on overview of the Pentaho BI suite.
Original Course Fee: $2500/ now $1,875 (Save 25% with discount code:  25PERCENTOFF. Discount valid only for 9/13 San Francisco and Frankfurt, Germany class.)

Experienced Pentaho BI Suite developers can advance their technical skills and register for an Architect’s Bootcamp class. *This course has a prerequisite of the BI Suite Bootcamp.
Original Course Fee: $3995/ now $2,996 (Save $995 with discount code: 25PERCENTOFF. Discount valid only for 9/19 Frankfurt, Germany class.)

Don’t be tardy and register now. For more information, please visit www.pentaho.com/training or email training@pentaho.com.

Upcoming Training classes (listed by class type; class length varies)

Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Online Italian Sep 13, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Online English Oct 4, 2011   1:00 PM Register Now
Online English Nov 8, 2011   11:00 AM Register Now
Online Italian Nov 15, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Frankfurt, Germany English Sep 19, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Orlando, FL English Oct 18, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Sydney, NSW, Australia English Aug 30, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico Spanish Sep 5, 2011   8:00 AM Register Now
Santiago, Chile, Spanish Sep 5, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands Dutch Sep 6, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Paris, , France French Sep 12, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Manchester, United Kingdom English Sep 12, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Frankfurt, Germany English Sep 13, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
San Francisco, CA English Sep 13, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Massa, MS, Italy Italiano Sep 19, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Istanbul, Turkey English Sep 19, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Orlando, FL English Sep 20, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Barcelona, Spain Spanish Sep 26, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Buenos Aires, Argentina Spanish Sep 27, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Singapore, Singapore English Oct 3, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Milano, MI, Italy Italiano Oct 10, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Genève, Switzerland French Oct 10, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Melbourne, Australia English Oct 10, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Orlando, FL English Oct 11, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Padova, PD, Italy Italiano Oct 17, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Toronto, Canada English Oct 17, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Auckland, New Zealand English Oct 17, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Vancouver, Canada English Oct 24, 2011   12:00 AM Register Now
London, United Kingdom English Oct 24, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Johannesburg, South Africa English Oct 24, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Antwerpen, Belgium Netherlands/Belgium Oct 26, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
San Francisco, CA English Nov 1, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia English Nov 1, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Jakarta, Indonesia English Nov 1, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Athens, Greece English Nov 1, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Lyon, France French Nov 7, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Manila, Philippines English Nov 7, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Warsaw, Poland English Nov 7, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Wien, Austria German Nov 8, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands Dutch Nov 8, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Mumbai, India English Nov 14, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Belgrade, Serbia English Nov 14, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Frankfurt, Germany English Nov 15, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Orlando, FL English Nov 15, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Buenos Aires, Argentina Spanish Nov 15, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Fulda, Hessen, Germany German Nov 15, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Roma, RM, Italy Italiano Sep 5, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Buenos Aires, Argentina



Where is Pentaho this August?

August 2, 2011

With the number of out-of-office emails increasing, we at Pentaho have some excellent events and webcast for those of us enjoying a quieter workday in the month of August. One of the largest events of the month is TDWI World in San Diego August 7-12 (Come visit us in booth #209). At the conference we will make a big announcement and will go into details on a webcast on August 11th.

If you are like the lucky guy in the photo above to work remotely, I am envisioning you are attending one of our great webcast in August from a beautiful cliff overlooking the ocean. Wherever you are working or relaxing around the world this August, hopefully you will find the time to attend one of our webcasts, live events or training classes listed below.

Make sure to check our events page for the latest and greatest happenings at Pentaho.

Webcasts
August 3 – Successfully Evaluating Pentaho BI – online
August 10 – Regístrese para la demo de Pentaho BI 4.0 y repasar el caso de éxito de Banelco – online (Spanish)
August 11 – Product announcement - TBA – Check back for info and registration details
August 31 – OEM Tech Webcast Series: Architecture of the BI Server – online

Live Events
August 8-10  – TDWI World Conference – visit Pentaho in Booth #209 – San Diego
August 10 – Apertura de Datalytics en Colombia, Pentaho Platinum Partner y presentación de Pentaho BI 4.0 – Colombia

Training classes (listed by class type; class length varies)

Agile BI for Business Analysts

Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Online English Pentaho Aug 30, 2011   11:00 AM Register Now

Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp

Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
Zurich, 8021, Switzerland English Linalis Aug 8, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Madrid, , Spain Spanish Porta BI Aug 8, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Orlando, FL English Pentaho Aug 9, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Jakarta, , Indonesia English Porta BI Aug 15, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Dubai, , United Arab Emirates English Porta BI Aug 22, 2011   9:30 AM Register Now
Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia English BizCubed Aug 30, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now

Pentaho Data Integration for Database Developers

Location Language Provider Date/Time Availability
San Francisco, CA English Pentaho Aug 16, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now
Frankfurt, , Switzerland English Linalis Aug 29, 2011   9:00 AM Register Now

(Photo credit: istockphoto)


February in review

March 7, 2011

For the shortest month of the year, Pentaho made a lot of noise in the press. Not as much as Charlie Sheen, Egypt and Libya, but we had our fare share as you can see below in our February in review update.

New customer references

This month we were happy to add Brussels Airport to our list of customer successes. Following a competitive proof-of-concept project to replace both its Oracle reporting and an IBM Extraction Transformation and Load tool, Brussels Airport selected Pentaho for its reporting and ETL capabilities to achieve their goal of a single Information Delivery Platform. You can read their story in English, French and Dutch.

“Choosing Pentaho meant we could replace not just our reporting, but also our proprietary ETL tool to achieve our goal of a single Information Delivery Platform. Given we found Pentaho gives us at least 80 to 85% of the functionality of proprietary vendors, the cost savings we achieved are hugely significant at an estimated €350K+.”

Pentaho in the news

Interview: Karl de Bruijn, European IT director, Specsavers
Computing.co.uk, Nicolla Brittian

The Microsoft Cloud BI Story, Dateline February 2011
SQL Server Magazine, Mark Kromer

Open source’s emerging opportunity in BI
InfoWorld, Savio Rodrigues

Brussels Airport also made headlines worldwide in Germany, Belgium and the UK
Brussels Airport bespaart met open source BI
Computable, Pim van der Beek

Brussels Airport opte pour le BI open source
Datanews.be, Stefan Grommen

Open-source business intelligence solution lands at Brussels airport
Computing.co.uk, Nicola Brittain

To stay up-to-date with the latest Pentaho highlights in the news subscribe to the Highlights RSS.

Event Recap

Pentaho was a hot topic on webcast this month being featured on BI-EDGE and Information Management. If you missed these webcast, no fear, you can now access them on-demand.

BI-EDGE online conference about Business Intelligence and Analytics for the Responsive Enterprise with IBM Cognos, SAS Institute, Pentaho and Kapow Software
Watch Now

Information Management webcast about Better Decisions: The Top Dos and Don’ts of Agile BI with leading industry analyst, Claudia Imhoff
Watch Now

We are already full-speed-ahead in March make sure to read the blog, ‘Where is Pentaho this March‘ to see when a webcast, live event, or training session is coming to a city near you.


January in review

February 7, 2011

Company Announcements

Pentaho started the year off strong announcing 2010 as the most successful year in company history.  We closed 2010 with 120% bookings growth year over year, over 400 new customers, and five major product releases.

January also brought a big addition to our executive team with Rod Squires joining Pentaho as the Worldwide Executive Vice President of Sales. Rod is a seasoned sales veteran with expertise for building and scaling highly successful software companies.

Another exciting addition to the team was Ian Fyfe as the Chief Technology Evangelist focused on driving higher adoption of Pentaho’s BI technologies, ensuring that Pentaho’s customer base and community needs are met and exceeded. Given Ian’s background and leadership, he will also play an influential role in Pentaho’s product strategy and roadmap development. You can read more about why he joined Pentaho in the blog, “Former Jaspersoft exec joins Pentaho.”

To learn more about the Pentaho Management and Technical Leads visit http://www.pentaho.com/team/.

Global Partner Summit

Pentaho held the 2011 Global Partner Summit on January 19-20 in San Francisco, California. The event was a great success. Pentaho partners from nearly 20 countries around the world participated in this packed 2 day event. You can read the recaps on our blog. One of the highlights of this event was the 2011 “Pentaho Global Partner Award” ceremony.  Pentaho recognized 8 of its partners for their excellence in market development, sales leadership, and technology innovation.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Pentaho Global Partner Award:

Reseller/System Integrator (SI)

  • Reseller Partner of the Year: Matrix CPM Solutions C.A.
  • SI Partner of the Year: Project Leadership Associates
  • Best Market Development: Cognus
  • Channel Manager’s Pick: KSK Solutions

OEM

  • OEM Partner of the Year: Micros
  • Most Innovative Embedded Product: IQNavigator
  • Fastest Time-to-Market: Marketo

Community

  • Best Community Contributor: WebDetails

New Customer Success Stories

Pentaho was selected by Mainzer Volksbank eG for Delivering Information across the Enterprise – Germany’s top five cooperative bank deploys Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition to reduce Business Intelligence costs and upgrade capabilities.

“By switching to Pentaho we were able to dramatically reduce the amount of manual work needed to deliver meaningful information to our employees,” said Bernhard Hübner, Project Leader at MVB. “Together with Pentaho’s professional services and certified partner Proratio we deployed and started generating results very quickly.”

Share your Pentaho story by joining the Pentaho customer reference program.

Press Highlights

Self-service BI, SaaS, analytics will dominate in 2011, ComputerWorld
By Jaikumar Vijayan, January 3, 2011

“Pentaho, for instance, already has one of the stronger commercial Hadoop capabilities, and many of the others offer innovative technologies that are resonating with users…”

Top 20 Open Source Applications to Cut Business Costs, Datamation
By Matt Hartley, January 10, 2011

Pentaho: When it comes to analyzing business intelligence there is a baffling multitude of options. What’s worse is seeing businesses paying absorbent amounts of money in licensing fees just to run these applications. Stop and consider going with Pentaho instead. It offers integration, analysis and reporting all from one suite, available in an open source package.”

New resources

Webcast on demand: Pentaho Helps Organizations Overcome the Obstacles to Successful BI – Survey Results Revealed. This 45 minute webcast uncovers BI user survey results revealing that high costs, strained IT resources and BI complexity hurt projects. The web cast offers a guide to overcoming these obstacles.

New and improved Pentaho Partner portal. Available to our certified partners only, we have upgraded our portal to provide easy-to-access resources such as seminar in a box, communications guide, documentation and more.

New on-demand videos on the Pentaho IT Sandbox offers:

  • Successfully Evaluating the Pentaho BI Suite
  • Using Pentaho Agile BI
  • Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition Installation and Configuration
  • Using Pentaho Report Designer

Make sure to check out the great events we having coming up in February. Until next month….


December in review

January 5, 2011

2010 was a huge year for Pentaho. We started the month in review blogs because of the long list of great products, resources and more that were occurring each month. Before we fully say goodbye to 2010 we have a final wrap up for the last month of a decade.

Product Announcements

We did not have any new product launches in the month of December, however, we were proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pentaho Agile BI.  Launched in November 2009 Agile BI has evolved from a concept to reality in making a positive difference for enterprises around the globe. The Pentaho Agile BI initiative, supported by the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite, has received tremendous traction and praise throughout the industry and, more importantly, has impacted organizations in a positive way. You can read more about these accomplishments in the press release.

New Resources

Along with the Agile BI one-year celebration, we released 3 new white papers:

  1. Pentaho Agile BI: An iterative methodology for fast, flexible and cost-effective Business Intelligence, by Pentaho Chief Geek/CTO, James Dixon
  2. Business Intelligence at the Crossroads: The Need for Lean, Agile and Effective End-User Solutions, by Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting (part 1)
  3. Realizing the Agile BI Opportunity, by Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting (part 2)

You can learn more about these white papers and download them here.

We also launched our website in French! Now you can access Pentaho.com in French, German or English (you can also make the changes using the ‘Language’ tab on the upper right of the webpage).

New Customer References

In the white paper mentioned above, Realizing the Agile BI Opportunity, analyst Joshua Greenbaum interviewed several customers to come to his conclusion of case studies of how Pentaho customers,  Loma Linda University Healthcare, ZipRealty, Power Costs, Inc. and Estalea are benefiting from Agile BI.

December Press Announcements

Event Recap

Thinking about attending a training class? Farnaz Erfan the newest member to the Pentaho Product Marketing team (formerly at IBM) attended the Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp. Check out her blog: 13 highlights Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp

Have 45 minutes? Check out these great new on-demand webinars with Pentaho Partners Voodoo and Cloudera.

Adios 2010!


November in review

December 6, 2010

The month of November was very exciting as we announced a new product suite along with General Availability of three products.  We add five new customer success stories including one industry award for customer success and three customer webcast. To top it off, we surpassed 150,000 installations of Pentaho year-to-date – you can learn more about this analysis (using Pentaho BI) on our blog. Read on for a quick recap of our busy November.

Product Announcements

In November, Pentaho announced the availability of the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite. This new data services platform is designed to streamline and simplify the complicated and costly process of accessing, integrating and preparing data for analysis. Or, as our CEO Richard Daley explains new platform in his blog, ‘Sex & Sizzle – not without plumbing’.

Learn more about the product and download a free trial today

The release of Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite is in conjunction with the general availability of:

  • Pentaho Data Integration 4.1 GA
  • Pentaho BI Suite 3.7 GA
  • Pentaho for Hadoop GA

New Customer Successes

  • Congrats to StoneGate Senior Care for winning the Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award for overall operational analytics and performance
  • Online Buddies uses Open Source BI to improve reporting and grow their business – watch the webcast
  • Marketo goes to market quickly with Pentaho – watch the webcast
  • London Oncology uses Pentaho to make critical decisions about medical patient care and financial aspects of their business – watch the webcast
  • Cognitive Match, online behavior targeting experts strike new markets with Pentaho
  • BizIntel, leading Nordic solutions provider brewed up SaaS BI product, ‘BI-on-Tap’ with Pentaho
  • Chilean Superintendencia de Pensiones and Winterfoods share their success at the event Pentaho in Uruguay held by Pentaho partner, Cognus

New Resources

Published in November is an in-depth technology audit of Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition by leading European analyst firm, Ovum. The first time such an in-depth, publicly available study has been attempted.

The Ovum Technology Audit White Paper is available for download by visiting http://www.pentaho.com/ovum_technology_audit/

In the News

Here are a few highlights of Pentaho in the news in November. To see more highlights, visit the Pentaho Digital News Room.

Business Intelligence: How to Get Agile
Information Week, Doug Henschen

Pentaho launches data analysis suite
Techworld, Maxwell Cooter

Pentaho Moving More Toward Innovation With Data Platform Information Management
Information Management, Justin Kern

50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud
Internet.com, Cynthia Harvey

Sex & Sizzle – ah, but only after Business Intelligence plumbing
Computer Weekly, Adrian Bridgwater

Open Source Business Intelligence: What Are Your Options?
eCRMGuide.com, Drew Robb

Gunning for Your Business: NoSQL, Big Data Companies Targeting Enterprises
ITBusinessEdge, Loraine Lawson

Events

We had some great online events in November. If you missed them, you are in luck and can watch them On-Demand.

In addition, we posted the agenda including over 30 sessions for the Pentaho Global Partner Summit, January 19-20 in San Francisco, California. This is an ideal event for System Integrators and Resellers, as well as Software Providers with a need to embed business intelligence or data integration software into your products.

Already looking forward to the last recap of 2010!


October in review

November 4, 2010

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:

Product Announcements

Partnerships Announced

  • 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.”

Read the press release

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

More October news highlights

Events

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.

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Looks like we are off to a strong start for November. Already looking forward to the next Month in Review.
Rebecca Shomair
Director, Corporate Communications
Pentaho Corporation



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