SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

April 17, 2007 10:00 ET

Pentaho Announces Mondrian 2.3

New Release Extends Scalability for Active Data Warehouses, Expands Database Support

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced Mondrian 2.3, the latest release of Pentaho's popular Mondrian OLAP project. The new release continues to expand the scalability of open source OLAP, and adds support for additional databases to offer Mondrian users maximum choice and flexibility in their deployments.

Mondrian 2.3 delivers enhancements designed to support active data warehousing applications with faster performance. Mondrian uses advanced caching techniques to optimize performance, and the new release provides application developers the ability to flush the data cache and reload the most current information. This capability is especially important in low-latency environments where underlying data is changing rapidly, allowing users to have the most up-to-date business information for their analyses. Mondrian 2.3 also includes the ability to trap and abort "runaway" user queries across large databases.

Organizations around the world deploy Mondrian in conjunction with more than a dozen popular open source and proprietary databases. Mondrian 2.3 adds support for Ingres, a popular open source relational database used by leading organizations including Cypress Semiconductor, Lufthansa Airlines and more. LucidDB is also now a supported data source for Mondrian applications. LucidDB is part of the Eigenbase project, an open source platform for creating data management systems. Pentaho has also updated the Pentaho Cube Designer to streamline the process of creating OLAP schemas, and to enhance support for "snowflake" schemas.

Since its inception in 2000, Pentaho's Mondrian OLAP Project has become the world's most popular open source OLAP project, with a large and vibrant open source community as well as an extensive list of large-scale production OLAP applications around the world. Mondrian addresses end-user organizational needs across multiple different industries, and has also become a popular choice for ISVs and OEMs looking for embedded OLAP and professional support from Pentaho.

"Mondrian 2.3 shows, yet again, the power of the community-driven development model," said Julian Hyde, founder of the Mondrian project, and chief OLAP architect at Pentaho. "Mondrian 2.3 supports an ever broader set of applications, and feedback and contributions from the community ensure that we include the features they need to build powerful, scalable BI applications."

Subscription support and IP indemnification for Mondrian are available now from Pentaho. Mondrian 2.3 and Cube Designer 0.7.2 are available now for download at www.pentaho.org/download.

About Pentaho

Pentaho provides a full spectrum of open source Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by an open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian, and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, Financial reporting, KPI dashboards, Supply Chain analytics, and operational reporting. For more information on Pentaho, please see www.pentaho.org.

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