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Press Release

April 11, 2012

Pentaho AnnPentaho Business Analytics Recognized by Top Analyst Firmsounces New Data Quality Solution

Recent industry reports highlight key Pentaho benefits for Big Data, OEM and enterprise users

April 11, 2012, San Francisco — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation has been recognized by several top industry analyst firms for its unified data integration and business intelligence capabilities integrated into a single modern, highly embeddable platform.

Comprehensive research carried out by many independent analysts firms found the Pentaho Business Analytics suite to compete favorably on cost, functionality, ease-of-use, and performance for big data, OEM and enterprise users. New in-depth reviews of Pentaho Business Analytics appear in the following reports:

  • Ovum Decision Matrix for Business Intelligence;
  • Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions;
  • Passionned 2012 Business Intelligence Tools Survey; and
  • Gartner

Highlights from 2012 analyst reports:

  • Pentaho is the only open source company featured in Ovum’s recently published Ovum Decision Matrix for Business Intelligence 2011/2012. Ovum recognized Pentaho’s strong momentum over the past five years and the credibility of its technology in the market. In the report, Pentaho scored well for service capabilities, service levels and financial stability. “Pentaho is one of the few vendors that provide a direct integration to into Hadoop and other NoSQL databases, allowing users to report, analyze, and visualize NoSQL data alongside traditional data sources,” wrote analyst Surya Mukherjee from Ovum.
  • Forrester recognized Pentaho as the sole “Strong Performer” in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions Q1 2012 report, with analyst James Kobielus writing, “Pentaho provides an impressive Hadoop data integration tool.” Pentaho was sited for its rich functionality and extensive integration with Apache Hadoop, and for providing certified integration with distributions from Amazon, Cloudera, EMC Greenplum, MapR and Hortonworks distributions of Hadoop.
  • Passionned’s 2012 Business Intelligence Tools Survey highlighted the completeness of the Pentaho product suite compared to other vendors, as well as Pentaho’s significant cost-saving by pricing products per deployment, not per-user. Pentaho scored favorably on 103 critical business selection criteria – including key features like usability and visualization – and earned Passionned’s recommendation as a complete enterprise solution.
  • Pentaho was included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms. The report, published on February 6, 2012, offers the analyst firm’s insights on business intelligence vendors who meet an inclusion threshold based on annual sales, capabilities, and customer survey responses.

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“One after another, industry analysts are recognizing the excellence and value of the Pentaho Business Analytics,” said Quentin Gallivan, CEO, Pentaho Corporation. “Whether our customers deploy Pentaho for big data integration, embed Pentaho as their analytics engine, or deploy Pentaho as their enterprise business analytics solution, all are taking advantage of our unrivaled, end-to-end business analytics platform.”

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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