SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

December 17, 2008 10:00 ET

Singapore's Premier Regional Search Engine Deploys Pentaho Business Intelligence to Harness Online Business Information at Web Speed

SPH Search Drives Business Evolution and Customer Service With Pentaho and iZeno

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that SPH Search has deployed Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise, Pentaho Reporting Enterprise, and Pentaho Dashboards Enterprise to provide greater visibility into its online business. Pentaho's commercial open source BI products were chosen for their standards-based scalable architecture, lower cost of ownership, and proven global deployability after SPH evaluated alternatives from Cognos, Oracle, and SAS Institute. Pentaho Certified Partner iZeno managed the implementation.

A joint venture of media giants Singapore Press Holdings Group ("SPH") and Schibsted Group, SPH Search is the company behind, the premier online destination for users looking for information about Singapore, its people, and its businesses. To manage and evolve a rapidly-growing online business, users at SPH Search needed access to timely search metrics to better understand customer needs and interests. Because of the nature of its business pace, users could not rely on time-consuming cycles with the IT department to provide key metrics, and needed a system that business users could continuously adjust to their needs in a self-service model.

Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise allows SPH Search to incorporate data from multiple different sources for an integrated business view, while Pentaho's dashboard and reporting capabilities deliver interactive, personalized information to business users. The Pentaho BI deployment has provided numerous business benefits including:

-- The ability to understand user trends, keyword popularity, and competition

-- Rapid adoption among business users and self-service access to dashboards and reports

-- Greater visibility into product performance to drive strategic decisions and product development

SPH Search's Pentaho applications are deployed on an HP ProLiant Server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with the JBoss Application Server and Oracle 11g database. Pentaho Certified Partner iZeno was chosen because of the experience of the iZeno staff, a strong understanding of the Pentaho architecture, and their ability to effectively transfer knowledge to the SPH Search internal team to ensure long-term success.

"Pentaho and iZeno have the right combination of BI expertise, technology know-how and strong services to meet all of our BI needs," said Patrick Ng, CTO at SPH Search. "They understood our needs and rapidly delivered an effective solution. Now, we have a standards-based BI platform that can evolve as rapidly as our company does, backed by the experts at iZeno and Pentaho."

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, 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

About iZeno

Established in 2003, iZeno is a premier solution provider of best-of-breed open source business applications (ERP, CRM, BI and ECM) in the Asia Pacific Region, China and Australia. iZeno's professional services include open source business application consulting, system integration and training. Our experienced team leverages extensive industry and domain experience (Education, Hotel & Resorts, Technology, Telecommunications) and flexible tools and methodologies to successfully deliver seamless solutions. For more information, visit

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