SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

August 12, 2008 11:00 ET

Pentaho Voted by InformationWeek Readers as a 'Top 10 Technology Startup'

Industry-Leading Publication Recognizes Pentaho's Open Source Business Intelligence as Hot Startup That Addresses Key Enterprise Pain Points

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced that it has been selected as a "technology startup of the year" by the readers of InformationWeek. With more than 1,000 ballots cast, readers selected Pentaho as one of the top 5 favorite startups, winning the opportunity to speak in front of 200 CIOs, Senior IT executives and a panel of InformationWeek judges at the 2008 InformationWeek 500 conference.

Pentaho and other participating startups will deliver a business pitch that focuses on the pain points IT professionals are struggling with today and how their company addresses those needs. The winner will be selected by the editors of InformationWeek, taking into account the readers' survey, and named at the InformationWeek 500 conference in Monarch Beach, California September 14 through 16, 2008.

"We are thrilled to have been awarded this opportunity by InformationWeek readers," said Richard Daley, Founder and CEO of Pentaho. "We've seen a growing demand for open source BI solutions and this recognition by InformationWeek readers further validates Pentaho's leadership position in open source BI, offering a proven and effective BI solution at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives."

About Pentaho Corporation

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 three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.

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