SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

November 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Pentaho Announces Enterprise Data Services Suite

Delivers Latest Technology Advancements in Data Integration, Big Data and Cloud Data Services

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, already known as a leader in ETL with its Pentaho Data Integration product (Kettle), today 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.

Enterprise data architects, CIOs/CTOs and enterprise BI users have long known that the most critical and challenging success factor for business intelligence projects is effective data integration and preparation. The Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite provides a comprehensive, integrated set of tools to access virtually any data source and then integrate and prepare that data for end-user analysis, reports and dashboards. This new enterprise data services platform is available as an On-Demand or On-Premise solution and includes enterprise-class data integration, data uploading, metadata and data optimization tools for practically any enterprise or cloud-based data sources.

The release of Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite is in conjunction with the general availability of Pentaho Data Integration 4.1 and the Pentaho BI Suite 3.7. Both releases include versions with support for Hadoop and are available for download starting today.

Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite includes:

  • Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive and highly scalable ETL development and management toolset for data integration and for building and managing data mart and data warehouse projects. Pentaho Data Integration's graphical, drag-and-drop environment includes access for all common data sources, including leading open source and proprietary RDBMS, packaged applications such as salesforce.com and SAP and a variety of flat file formats. Over 150 pre-built mapping objects are included as well as support for advanced data integration concepts such as slowly changing dimensions and enterprise information integration (EII). The solution also includes the Agile BI unified ETL, modeling and data visualization development environment.
  • Cloud Data Services, a set of easy-to-use services that eliminates the complexities of moving data to the cloud. Through the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite, users can easily upload data and immediately begin making sense of that data. There is no software to install, no hardware to purchase, and no additional IT infrastructure to maintain.
  • Big Data Services, comprehensive integration with Hadoop designed to lower the technical barriers to using Hadoop for Big Data projects. ETL designers and data architects can now harness the power of Hadoop with zero programming. This simplifies the use of Hadoop for analytics including file input and output steps as well as managing Hadoop jobs.
  • Metadata Services, simplify the Agile BI process by enabling users to specify what they want to accomplish and having the metadata created and carried through the entire process, from data access through transformation and preparation. This also includes project and process management tasks such as versioning and team development.
  • Analytic Data Services, puts rich, analytic power in the hands of users. Powered by Pentaho's sophisticated ROLAP engine and wizard based aggregation tools, analytic data services enables speed-of-thought response times to complex analytical queries.

Quotes and Multimedia:
"This suite will change every preconceived notion you've ever had about complex data preparation. The capabilities of the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite make Pentaho a more cost-effective alternative for the vast majority of cloud and data integration deployments. Organizations continue to flock to Pentaho because we can deploy enterprise-class data integration solutions much more quickly and for significantly less cost than old-school proprietary alternatives."
-- Richard Daley, co-founder and CEO of Pentaho

"The pressures of cost and ever increasing data volumes are driving new developments in the Information Management market such as leveraging the cloud and Hadoop. With this release customers can capitalize on these new developments along with the full range of Pentaho capabilities as they try to reign in the cost and complexity of their data integration projects."
 -- Dave Menninger, vice president and research director at Ventana Research

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho Corporation is the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), data integration and ETL, and Big Data analytics. Thousands of global organizations deploy Pentaho software to make faster and better business decisions that positively impact their bottom lines. Pentaho provides a comprehensive BI Suite that includes capabilities for Hadoop, data integration/ETL, data mining, analysis, reporting and dashboards. The Pentaho BI Suite, available on-premise or on-demand in the cloud, supports the company's Agile BI initiative, which enables organizations to build BI applications more quickly, respond to business changes more easily and expedite time-to-value for up to 90% less cost than traditional BI vendors. Pentaho was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.