SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

February 18, 2010 10:14 ET

Pentaho Open Source BI vs. Proprietary Heavyweights at Caesars Palace

SAP, IBM and Pentaho to Face Off in First Live Match at TDWI

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) -  

What: Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), will take part in "Developing Your BI Tool Strategy and BI Bake Off" at TDWI World Conference Las Vegas. As the first open source business intelligence vendor to ever be invited to the bake-off, Pentaho will bring a unique perspective to the table. Pentaho thought leaders will share indispensible information for rolling out cutting edge BI strategies that use commercial open source offerings, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.
  In this one-of-a-kind BI bake-off, Pentaho and the other participants will participate in demos so you can see the tools in action and compare how they fulfill critical criteria. By using a consistent sample data set, attendees will get a true side-by-side comparison.
Why: Understanding strategic and functional differences between solutions from "Big 4" and BI pure-plays is critical to developing a successful BI tool strategy. As the face for the data warehouse, the BI tool is the most important component to business users. Select a great tool that facilitates insights, and users will embrace business intelligence. Fail to manage your BI tool portfolio, and you will waste money on shelfware, frustrate users, and never achieve a single version of the truth. Pentaho BI Suite provides a full spectrum of business intelligence capabilities including query and reporting, interactive analysis, dashboards, data integration/ETL, data mining, and a BI platform that redefines the way people build and deploy BI applications, making it exceedingly easy for organizations to quickly achieve BI success and save time, money and resources.
When: February 24th, 2010
  2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Caesars Palace
  3570 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
  Las Vegas, NV 89109

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 commercial open source BI suite. Pentaho provides support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription that can lower total cost of ownership by 90% compared to traditional, proprietary BI offerings. Since its 2004 founding as the pioneer in open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than five million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit