SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

October 12, 2010 07:00 ET

Pentaho Tackles Big Data Challenges by Leveraging Amazon Web Services

Pentaho Enables Amazon Web Services Customers to Quickly Move Data Between Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Existing Enterprise Data Stores

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) - Hadoop World -- Pentaho Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration, today announced plans to enable Pentaho Data Integration for Hadoop to easily integrate with Hadoop data stored in Amazon Elastic MapReduce. As a result, Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) customers can leverage Pentaho's ETL capabilities to deploy a hybrid data model whereby they can easily move data between Amazon Elastic MapReduce and databases, data warehouses and other cloud based and on-premise data stores.

Pentaho's offering for Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a tightly integrated report designer that will give AWS customers the option to build production or ad hoc reports from data spanning AWS and on-premise data sources. Available in the November timeframe, this will be a pay-as-you-go utility offering that leverages the elastic nature of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. It utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon EC2 and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce, organizations can instantly provision as much or as little capacity as they like to perform data-intensive tasks for applications such as web indexing, data mining, log file analysis, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics research. With Amazon Elastic MapReduce users focus on analyzing their data without having to worry about time-consuming set-up, management or tuning of Hadoop clusters or the compute capacity upon which they sit.

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"We're pleased to be working with Pentaho to help customers leverage the scalability and flexibility of Amazon Web Services to more easily move data between Amazon Elastic MapReduce and existing enterprise data stores," said Peter Sirota, General Manager of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Web Services. "By combining the easy-to-use Pentaho Data Integration with the elasticity of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, we're able to give customers ETL and reporting support for analysis of their Big Data."

"Amazon's Elastic MapReduce is a Big Data platform on steroids that makes Hadoop technology accessible to anyone," said Richard Daley, Founder and CEO of Pentaho. "By incorporating Pentaho Data Integration into Amazon Elastic MapReduce, customers are able to upgrade that service to even higher levels and include hybrid data capabilities for Hadoop analytics."

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho Corporation is the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), Data Integration (DI), 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