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Press Release

April 19, 2011

Swiss Instant Lottery is Business Intelligence Winner with Pentaho

Swiss lottery reporting powered by Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite

April 19, 2011, Zurich — Pentaho Corporation, the pioneer in agile business intelligence (BI), today announced that philanthropic lottery operator, Swisslos, is using Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition to populate its data warehouse and provide reporting for online instant lottery participation.  The solution was developed and went live less than five months from the first appraisal of requirements.

Swisslos offers games such as Swiss Lotto, Sporttip and Euro Millions across twenty cantons (Swiss regional states). All proceeds go to charity or general public good causes. Following the introduction of a new range of “Instant Lottery” products, Swisslos experienced a significant increase in demand for reporting, both in terms of the volume of players and a wider variety of games.

With more historical reports to be created and viewed by employees, Pentaho partner basis06 helped Swisslos implement a Data Warehouse with the Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition as its corporate reporting standard. Using Pentaho Analyzer, Swisslos’ business users are now empowered to create and access their own reports through a simple, user-friendly web browser, and on the backend, Pentaho Data Integration allows the company to extract data from a range of applications.

Russ Weedon, senior consultant from Basis06 explained: “Open source means open standards and working with Pentaho brings more compatibility with data sources than standard proprietary solutions. This has proved to be of great benefit here.”

"We are very pleased with basis06 and their expert implementation of Pentaho. We quickly gained important insights and seeing value to our business using Pentaho Reporting, and Data Integration.  We would now like to see the data from the remaining Swisslos products and other distribution channels integrated into the data warehouse," Urs Dünner, project manager, Swisslos.

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit

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