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The data explosion has made the reporting and analytics field a very busy place right now. The latest release of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant included 27 players in this market–with another 32 on the bubble. Smack dab in the middle of the pack is commercial open source software upstart Pentaho. With the hiring of chief product officer Christopher Dziekan–a BI veteran who’s been called a “bulldog”–the company signaled it’s ready for growth.
The advent of NoSQL and Hadoop data stores is giving organizations powerful tools to collect vast amounts of data. However, driving actionable insights out of that data–and doing so in a reasonable timeframe–is easier said than done. Now, data analytics firm Pentaho thinks it has a solution for that dilemma with its new “blend at the source,” near real-time data integration capability for big data stores.
While most organizations recognize that big data analytics is key to business success, efforts are often stymied or slowed due to operational procedures and workflow issues. In fact, many companies find they now face the challenge of dealing with difficult, new and complex technologies.
Our top five big data stor picks this week range from national lab cancer centers being fitted with data-intensive gear to more funding being thrown out to solve complex data storage and management issues. We also touch on news from companies seeking to indentify best in class data analysts, not to mention our first story from DDN, which is taking advantage of the Vertica platform.
From tape being strung to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, to startups scoring funding for financial data handling, to growth details from companies like NetApp, this week’s big data news (ending Friday, May 25) will round out the holiday weekend with a look ahead and what next week will…
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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….
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.