Next-Generation Release Provides Integration With Spark for Data and Stream Processing and Kafka for Data Ingestion in Real Time
Hong Kong – October 31, 2017 — Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., today unveiled the next generation of its Pentaho data integration and analytics platform software. Pentaho 8.0 is enhanced and provides support for Spark and Kafka to improve data and stream processing, plus the ability to easily match compute resources with business demand in real time. The new release is designed to help Hitachi's customers extract greater value from their data to gain a competitive advantage and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
According to independent research firm IDC, the global data sphere will grow to 163 zetabytes by 2025 – 10 times faster than the amount of data generated in 2016. The firm also forecasts that more than a quarter of that data will be real-time in nature, with IoT data making up more than 95-percent of it.1
With its Pentaho 8.0 release, Hitachi Vantara helps customers to better prepare their businesses to address this real-time data deluge by optimizing and modernizing their data analytics pipelines and improving the productivity of their existing teams. New enhancements to the Pentaho 8.0 platform allow users to:
"On the path to digital transformation, enterprises must fully exploit all the data available to them. This requires connecting traditional data silos and integrating their operational and information technologies to build modern analytics data pipelines that can accommodate a more connected, open and fluid world of data," said Douglas Lo, Technical Lead, Hong Kong & Macau, Hitachi Vantara. "Pentaho 8.0 provides enterprise scale and faster processing in anticipation of future data challenges to better support Hitachi's customers on their digital journeys."
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1 IDC, Worldwide Storage for Big Data and Analytics Forecast, 2017–2021, September 2017