SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

June 11, 2009 08:00 ET

Pentaho and Vertica Build on Proven Customer Success to Deliver Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing in the Cloud

Industry Events and Online Webinars Offer Interested Customers Practical Advice and Best Practices for Cloud Computing

ORLANDO, FL and BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), and Vertica, the market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware, today announced that the companies are building on established joint customer success to deliver BI and data warehousing for the cloud.

NEWS SUMMARY

-- Pentaho and Vertica have delivered success at multiple joint customers. The most recent public example is Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla is working with Pentaho and Vertica to integrate and analyze huge volumes of log information.

-- Mozilla needed to integrate different log sources to better serve its growing user base. As Mozilla outgrew its homegrown log analysis scripts, the company was looking for a more scalable solution. To improve performance and simplify maintenance, Mozilla deployed Pentaho Data Integration for extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities and the MPP, column-oriented Vertica Analytic Database for fast, complex data analysis across the enterprise. Pentaho Data Integration provides an easy-to-use ETL front end for administrators to define and maintain jobs as well as a powerful metadata-driven integration engine capable of addressing large integration jobs. Using the Vertica database enables Mozilla to store more information and have more people query it faster and in more ways.

-- Building on these proven customer successes and growing demand for cloud-based alternatives for BI and data warehousing, Pentaho, Vertica, and OpenBI, a systems integrator specializing in open source BI technology, will deliver a web seminar titled "A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence and Analytics in the Cloud" on July 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Pentaho's broad suite of BI capabilities allows organizations to integrate data from back-end systems as well as deliver it to business users in reports, analytic views, and dashboards, integrated with the Vertica Analytic Database, without the need to assemble multiple point-solutions.

-- The web seminar will provide an introductory overview of cloud-based BI and analytics, discuss technology selection, project funding, cloud provisioning, and integration with existing systems and will feature an integrated demonstration of Pentaho and Vertica running on the Amazon EC2 cloud. Registration for the web seminar is available here: http://tinyurl.com/lgha2x

-- Pentaho has been invited to participate in Amazon Web Services "AWS Start-up Tour," spanning Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Sunnyvale California. For information on upcoming dates, please see http://aws.amazon.com/startupproject/

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 www.pentaho.com.

About Vertica

Vertica Systems is the market innovator for high-performance analytic database management systems that run on industry-standard hardware. Co-founded by database pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Vertica has developed column-oriented analytic database technology with an MPP architecture that lets companies of any size store and query very large databases orders of magnitude faster and more affordably than other solutions. The Vertica Analytic Database is available as software only, as a hardware based appliance, as a virtual appliance on VMware or online as a cloud computing solution. The technology's unmatched speed, scalability, flexibility and ease of use helps customers like JP Morgan Chase, Verizon, Mozilla, Comcast, Level(3) Communications and Vonage capitalize on business opportunities in real time. Vertica is headquartered in Billerica, Mass. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.vertica.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Vertica Media Contact
    Ed Marshall
    Beaupre & Co. Public Relations
    E-mail: Email Contact
    Tel: 603-559-5816

    Pentaho Media Contact
    Samantha Hallock
    Eastwick Communications
    650.480.4071
    Email Contact