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Press Release

April 04, 2013

Think Big Analytics and Pentaho Partnership Expedites Value of Big Data

Collaboration Delivers Real-Time Access To Device Data for Multinational Data Storage Solution Provider

April 4, 2013, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho and Think Big Analytics today announced a partnership focused on helping customers achieve measurable results from massive amounts of machine-generated data. With several joint device-data user engagements already completed, the two companies initially will focus on this fast-growing market opportunity.

Pairing Think Big Analytics’ consulting services with Pentaho’s data integration and business analytics functionality is useful for companies looking at achieving swift value from their big data deployments, particularly those with device data.

“The number and types of devices emitting valuable data back to organizations is growing at unprecedented rates. Capturing 100% of that data and extracting meaningful, actionable information from it requires a modern architecture with device-oriented applications sitting on top of it,” said Ron Bodkin, Founder and CEO of Think Big Analytics. “Analyzing external device data can greatly benefit all departments within an organization, including customer service, sales, product planning, marketing, operations and IT.”

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, the smart connected device market rose 29.1 % last year, driven by tablet and smartphone growth. For the first time this year, the research firm also expects smartphone devices to out-ship feature phones. Beyond mobile growth, computer logs, network logs, sensor information, GPS data, geo-location mapping data, image data, clickstream data, scientific data and medical data are also exploding.

“The speed and volumes of data coming from sensors, mobile apps, ecommerce, email and social media presents many challenges for data managers keen to leverage legacy infrastructure investments, contain storage and hardware costs and embrace new big data processing technologies,” said Eddie White, executive vice president of business development at Pentaho.  “Yet, data is useless if you don’t have the right analytics and integration technology strategy and architecture to enable you to extract and quickly visualize valuable information. This partnership helps enterprises quickly overcome these hurdles, pairing Think Big Analytics consulting expertise with Pentaho’s data flow management capabilities to move data from one source to another.”

Pentaho provides a cost-effective and complete big data analytics solution that supports the entire big data analytics process, from discovering and preparing data sources, to integration, visualization, analysis and prediction. Think Big Analytic’s data science and engineering services and Pentaho’s products are well-suited to quickly deliver applications that include:

  • Modern, scalable, flexible architecture integrating leading technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL, real-time dashboards, and scalable streaming services.
  • Full capture of all historical data.
  • Blended data sets from different data sources - hardware, software, CRM, transactions, system logs, mobile, social and web.
  • Predictive data science models such as identifying capacity limits and bottlenecks, root cause analysis, failure risk analysis, and upgrade requirements.

For more information about Device Data Analytics, please join us for a joint webinar, Why Your Machine Data Has Big Data Value on April 26, 2013 at 11:30am/PDT. To register, visit

About Think Big Analytics
Think Big Analytics is purpose-built to enable customers to create value from Big Data. The company provides data science and engineering services to assemble custom applications that deliver business outcomes. Think Big collaborates with leaders to prioritize initiatives and generate value quickly with its proven “test and learn” methodology. The company was founded by former Quantcast and C-Bridge executives and is based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit

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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