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Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

Skip the Ph.D and Learn Spark, Data Science Salary Survey Says

Nov 4, 2015 |

Prospective data scientists can boost their salary more by learning Apache Spark and its tied-at-the-hip language Scala than obtaining a Ph.D., a recent data science survey by O’Reilly suggests.

In its 2015 Data Science Salary Survey, O’Reilly found strong correlations between those who used Apache Spark and Scala, and those who were paid more money. Read more…

Using Analytic Pipelines to Drain Data Swamps

Sep 29, 2015 |

Hadoop excels as a platform for storing vast amounts of data, but it may or may not be the best place for enterprises to run analytic queries. Now enterprises may want to consider an emerging big data architecture that focuses on using analytic pipelines to prevent Hadoop from becoming a big data swamp. Read more…

From Data Lakes to State Analytics

Jul 21, 2015 |

Earlier this year, I published my thoughts around a data lake use case that I called “The Union of the State.” Since this post published, the topic of data lakes and data analytics has become more widely debated than ever before. Read more…

How Big Data Is Remaking Customer Loyalty Programs

Dec 8, 2014 |

Retailers spend about $2 billion every year to build and run loyalty card programs in the hopes of creating lifelong, devoted customers. However, those loyalty programs often fail to deliver as advertised. Read more…

News In Brief

What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Pentaho Eyes Spark to Overcome MapReduce Limitations

May 12, 2015 |

Pentaho today announced it’s supporting Apache Spark with its suite of data analytic tools. While supporting Spark gives Pentaho performance advantages over MapReduce when executing data transformations and running queries within Hadoop, the software company is approaching the in-memory framework for other use cases with a wary eye. Read more…

Pentaho Stirs Open Source Kettle

Jan 31, 2012 |This week open source business intelligence vendor, Pentaho, pushed the code that powers the latest release of their Kettle offering into an Apache 2.0 license, strengthening ties to Hadoop and related projects under the same license.... Read more…

This Just In

Head of IBM Analytics Product Strategy Joins Pentaho

Apr 1, 2014 |Delivering the future of analytics , Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has hired Christopher Dziekan as the company's chief product officer. Reporting directly to chairman and CEO Quentin Gallivan, Dziekan will lead Pentaho's effort to define future market requirements and drive the next wave of innovation around governed, blended big data discovery and advanced analytics. Read more…

Pentaho Announces Big Data Growth

Mar 12, 2014 |Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that 2013 was another record year with 83 percent bookings growth from big data and embedded analytics customers over 2012. These two high growth segments now account for 50 percent of Pentaho's total revenue. The rapid growth is a result of growing enterprise customer adoption of next-generation big data and embedded analytics. Read more…

Pentaho’s ‘Better Together’ Tour to Begin March 5th

Mar 3, 2014 |Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho today announces its 'Better Together' European city tour, kicking off in London on Wednesday March 5th at the Institute of Directors, with further events planned across Europe. The half-day events are organised in association with MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, and invites business and IT leaders to explore how analytics and big data will change business today and in the near future. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about the expanding big data ecosystem, popular use cases and techniques for blending traditional and big data to create better business outcomes. Read more…

Pentaho Announces Integration of PDI with Storm and YARN

Feb 11, 2014 |Leading the way for businesses to get the most value out of Hadoop 2.0, Pentaho Corporation, delivering the future of analytics, today announced the native integration of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) with Storm and YARN. A development led by Pentaho Labs, this integration enables developers to process big data analytics in real time, so businesses can make critical decisions based on time-sensitive data. Read more…

Pentaho Announces Availability of Community Edition 5.0

Nov 20, 2013 |Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced immediate availability of the Open Source Pentaho Community Edition 5.0. Pentaho Community Edition is the newest version of Pentaho's open source data integration and business analytics platform—a powerful set of tools for developers, promoting innovation, participation and cooperation. Read more…