SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

January 20, 2010 08:00 ET

Pentaho Expands International Training Program to Meet Rising User Demand

Commercial Open Source BI Boom Increases Pentaho Training in Europe, South America and Asia

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), announced today the expanded educational opportunities available for fast growing international BI markets. The global training schedule for 2010 now includes more public courses in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, Brazil and Argentina, focusing on markets where accelerating demand has outpaced supply.

This surge in demand for Pentaho training comes as industry analysts predict an explosion in adoption of open source business intelligence. A recent Gartner report, available at www.pentaho.com/five_fold_growth/, predicts open source BI tools production deployments will grow five-fold by 2012. Traditional BI software costs and complexity have prevented organizations in emerging markets throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America from benefitting from the better business insight BI can provide. Pentaho's commercial open source model dramatically changes the accessibility and affordability of BI, enabling more organizations in more territories to implement commercial-grade solutions. Pentaho is expanding its global education program with training courses in English, Japanese, Spanish and French.

"We've seen the demand for training in international markets grow at unprecedented rates," said Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho Corporation, "and the reason is simple -- the record-breaking worldwide adoption of high value, low cost BI from Pentaho. Now that there is independent proof of the growing influence of Open Source BI, enterprise IT professionals are queuing up to learn more for their organizations and to future-proof their professional careers."

Pentaho training courses provide industry leading, high value, and actionable instruction designed to yield high return on investment and increase the probability of success with Pentaho products. Training sessions cover a wide array of topics from getting started with Pentaho to developing analytic solutions, from report design techniques to data integration practices. All courses are targeted to match knowledge areas and skills to specific audiences and implementations.

Pentaho also offers public, on-site and online training. To view the training schedule for public and online courses and to register, visit www.pentaho.com/services/training.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration / ETL, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed commercial open source BI suite. Pentaho provides support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription that can lower total cost of ownership by 90% compared to traditional, proprietary BI offerings. Since its 2004 founding as the pioneer in open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than five million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.