SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

December 08, 2010 10:58 ET

Pentaho Marks One Year Anniversary of Ground-Breaking Agile BI Initiative

Enterprises Increasingly Using Agile BI to Meet Business User Needs Faster and for Less Cost

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration leader, today marked the one-year anniversary of its ground-breaking Agile BI initiative. The Agile BI methodology that Pentaho pioneered and announced in November 2009 was created to help enterprises overcome the cumbersome and costly BI procedures required in traditional, proprietary BI solutions.

Agile BI has evolved from a concept to reality in making a positive difference for enterprises around the globe such as Loma Linda University Healthcare and Estalea L.P. At Loma Linda, business users have graduated from Excel to OLAP at a quarter of the price of proprietary solutions. At Estalea, Pentaho Agile BI has enabled more self-service BI for business users while still retaining control, allowing them to focus their senior IT people on important projects. These stories and more are documented in a new white paper, 'Realizing the Agile BI Opportunity,' by Joshua Greenbaum, principal analyst at Enterprise Applications Consulting. Providing a view into real life BI implementations, this paper discloses why four Pentaho customers decided traditional offerings are not well suited for today's environment, and explains how each company is driving business value through use of Pentaho's Agile BI methodology.

The Pentaho Agile BI initiative, supported by the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite, has received tremendous traction and praise throughout the industry and, more importantly, has impacted organizations in a positive way:

  • Documented Customer Success: Pentaho customers Estalea L.P., Loma Linda University Healthcare, Power Costs, Inc. and ZIPRealty share their experiences with Penatho's Agile BI approach and showcase their success at delivering BI to the masses in a series of educational case studies available here.
  • Industry recognition: Pentaho further solidified its BI leadership by winning a 2010 InfoWorld Bossie award for the third year in a row. In addition, Pentaho was named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor for Agile BI software innovation.
  • A growing user base: Pentaho Data Integration heartbeats have grown rapidly since the inclusion of Agile BI in Pentaho Data Integration 4.0 and now surpass over 6,500 new installations every month.
  • Agile BI Event Participation: Pentaho has shattered many company records for attendance of events including over 6,000 registrations for Agile BI focused online webcasts, plus superb attendance with packed rooms at the 30 city worldwide Agile BI Tour live seminar series.

QUOTES AND MULTIMEDIA:

"At Pentaho we are transforming the BI space in many ways to overcome the hurdles of old technologies, pricing and approaches. As a pioneer of Agile BI we have made the entire BI life-cycle faster and more productive. This is evident by the success of customers around the globe using Pentaho Agile BI to create fast, flexible and cost-effective BI solutions."
--Richard Daley, co-founder and CEO, Pentaho

"Pentaho represents a major shift in how BI is delivered and deployed to the enterprise. The concept of Agile BI can be significantly different from one company to another. The flexibility in how the Pentaho BI Suite can be used through many real world examples is perhaps its greatest asset."
--Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting

"The Agile BI capabilities of Pentaho Data Integration completely streamlined the way we interact with our business users to build data marts that enable them to create relevant reports. It has allowed us to move the data closer to the end users, creating seamless collaboration, reducing time and difficulty in creating reports, and giving a faster time to value in allowing our customers to make faster decisions that impact their business."
-- David Nilsson, vice president of product management, Power Costs, Inc.

Agile BI Resources

  • Learn more about Pentaho Agile BI
  • White Papers
    • Pentaho Agile BI: An iterative methodology for fast, flexible and cost-effective Business Intelligence, by Pentaho Chief Geek/CTO, James Dixon
    • Business Intelligence at the Crossroads: The Need for Lean, Agile and Effective End-User Solutions, by Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting
    • Realizing the Agile BI Opportunity, by Joshua Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting

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, modeling, data mining, analysis, reporting and dashboards. The Pentaho BI suite 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 or call +1 866-660-7555.