SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

January 29, 2008 16:00 ET

Pentaho Announces 2007 Pentaho Partner Awards

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Pentaho Global Partner Summit -- Pentaho Corp., the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence, today announced the winners of the 2007 Pentaho Partner Awards. The Pentaho Partner Awards recognize organizations that have worked closely with Pentaho throughout the year to deliver outstanding customer success, commercial results, and to help accelerate the adoption of Pentaho's best-in-class open source BI capabilities on a global basis. The awards were presented this week at Pentaho's 2008 Global Partner Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Since the inception of the Pentaho Partner Program, Pentaho has added dozens of Certified Partners around the world to extend the reach of Pentaho's commercial open source business model and expand Pentaho's presence in the BI market. Pentaho Certified Partners provide the technology and industry expertise, and BI implementation skills to deliver success for Pentaho clients. Given the breadth of Pentaho Open BI Suite, implementations span a wide range of BI deployments from embedded reporting and analytics to large-scale data warehouses, dashboards, and data mining.

The 2007 Pentaho Partner Award winners are:

Brainchild - - Brainchild was recognized as the Pentaho Partner who proactively uncovered the largest number of subscription customer opportunities. Brainchild helped prospects reduce their costs and risk, and improve their overall delivery of successful long-term Pentaho deployments by leveraging a Pentaho Subscription, which provides support, services, and product enhancements without traditional BI software license fees.

OpenBI - - OpenBI was recognized for their large number of successful Pentaho engagements. OpenBI teamed with Pentaho in 2007 to address both direct and OEM customer needs, and implemented a number of new deployments as well as expansions of existing Pentaho deployments.

SHS Viveon AG - - Viveon SHS was recognized for providing the largest number of community contributions from a partner. Active and productive contributors like Viveon SHS engage directly to help Pentaho deliver the innovation, quality, and resources which are not possible in traditional proprietary software models.

SQL Power - - SQL Power was recognized for their tenacity in pursuing customer success. SQL Power delivered authorized Pentaho training classes, consulting services, and expertise in diverse and complex customer environments, working closely with their customers and the Pentaho team to achieve high-value results.

"On behalf of Pentaho, I want to thank and congratulate our 2007 Pentaho Partner Award winners," said Erik Hoogerhuis, Vice President at Pentaho. "We had strong competition in each of these categories, and these partners were the stand-out leaders. They represent the skills, attitudes and commitment to customer success that make Pentaho's commercial open source model work."

About Pentaho

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho Open BI Suite provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely-deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than 3 million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit

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