SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

April 28, 2009 08:00 ET

Pentaho Named to First Annual InformationWeek Startup 50

Open Source BI Leader Recognized for Innovation, Value, and Enterprise-Readiness

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced it was named to the first annual listing of the InformationWeek Startup 50, revealed in InformationWeek Magazine and on InformationWeek.com. The InformationWeek announcement is available here.

InformationWeek's Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Companies were selected in a three-step process that involved nomination, online voting, and editorial vetting.

The technologies and the companies behind them were evaluated on the following criteria:

--  Innovation and their ability to inject new ways of doing things into
    business processes
--  Value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher
    productivity, or improved customer loyalty
--  Enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can
    be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros
    

"Inclusion in the InformationWeek Startup 50 is further validation that Pentaho offers enterprises of all sizes the ability to achieve all the benefits of business intelligence without all the cost and complexity of proprietary solutions," said Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho. "With our lower cost enterprise BI products, on-premise and cloud-based deployment options, and community-enabled development model, Pentaho offers the flexibility companies need to compete in today's challenging economy."

"It was difficult to limit ourselves to 50 startups because there's a lot of exciting companies out there," said Andrew Conry-Murray, Business Editor, InformationWeek. "That said, we believe the InformationWeek Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration."

InformationWeek editors and readers identified young companies that are ready to address the critical challenges facing the enterprise. Whether it is securing networks, cutting costs or streamlining IT operations and business processes, the InformationWeek Startup 50 provides IT professionals and executives insight on new and innovative solutions from the named companies.

The full list of the InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies to Watch, along with analysis by InformationWeek editors, can be found online at: http://www.informationweek.com/news/services/saas/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216600068.

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek (www.informationweek.com) is the anchor brand for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network -- a powerful portfolio of resources that span the technology market, including security with DarkReading.com, storage with ByteandSwitch.com, application architecture with IntelligentEnterprise.com, network architecture with NetworkComputing.com, cloud computing with PlugIntoTheCloud.com, and Internet innovation with InternetEvolution.com. InformationWeek magazine reaches 440,000 business technology professionals at more than a quarter million unique locations. Its mission is to help CIOs and IT executives define and frame their business technology objectives. InformationWeek.com delivers breaking news, blogs, high-impact image galleries, and proprietary research as well as analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, video reports, and interactive tools, all in a 24/7 environment.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as Informationweek.com, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and the Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration / ETL, 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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