SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

February 29, 2012 09:00 ET

TravelTainment Reporting Now Three Times Faster Using Pentaho

Pentaho Helps to Make Sense Out of Big Data and Enhances Reporting Services for Customers

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - Strata Conference -- Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that TravelTainment, a provider of multi-channel distribution platforms for the travel industry, is using Pentaho Business Analytics for self-service analytics and reporting in a big data environment, where terabytes of data need to be processed and analyzed.

With the continually booming online travel market, TravelTainment's different clients require more insight into their data and reporting to help them plan promotions and other services. Before using Pentaho, the company had acquired a set of legacy systems that had grown around individual products with only limited reporting capabilities. As a result, reporting was inefficient and time consuming for IT.

TravelTainment has chosen Pentaho Business Analytics for its self-service reporting and ability to manage big data sets. It enables enrichment, reporting, analysis and visualization of TravelTainment's very large data volumes in such a way that also non-technical users can easily understand them. With the new solution, the company runs reports three times faster and with more flexibility than before and can now, for the first time, offer its clients user-friendly, self-service and ad-hoc reporting services. This also means that TravelTainment's developer team can fully concentrate on its main business, rather than having to serve as a service desk for reporting.

TravelTainment is using Pentaho for reasons beyond it being open source-friendly. They are using it with their big data environment, which includes Apache Hadoop MapReduce, and for low-latency data access they are using Apache HBase. For detailed data they are using Infobright as an SQL-based self-service interface. They are now planning to use Pentaho Data Integration to easily load, process, and extract data in Apache Hadoop.

Ibrahim Husseini, Director, Data Warehouse at TravelTainment, says, "Pentaho Business Analytics fits perfectly into our open source big data environment. The outstanding self-service analytics and reporting capabilities help TravelTainment build out expertise and offer better reporting services to our customers."

Davy Nys, Regional Vice President, EMEA & APAC at Pentaho, says, "TravelTainment's deployment is a perfect example how Pentaho is helping companies operationalize big data by addressing critical pain points such as making sense out of big data in such a way that even non-technical users can work with it."

About TravelTainment
TravelTainment -- The Amadeus Leisure Group provides software solutions for effective sale of leisure travel products. Our leading multi-market, multi-channel distribution system comes into operation at the global online travel agencies such as,, and and several thousand travel agencies in more than 30 countries.

The Amadeus Leisure Group has about 400 employees worldwide. TravelTainment joined Amadeus in 2006. Since 2010 the Pixell Online Marketing GmbH based in Bonn has been part of TravelTainment.

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at