New Independent Research Ranks Pentaho Business Analytics in Top Category

Ventana Research's New Data Integration Value Index Names Pentaho a 'Hot Vendor' With Mature Product and Excellent Customer Assurance

September 18, 2012, San Francisco — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that it was named a “Hot” Vendor in Ventana Research’s new 2012 Value Index for Data Integration. Inclusion in the highest-ranking category assures buyers that the Pentaho Business Analytics platform delivers optimal value, product maturity and superior customer support, according to Ventana Research’s comprehensive evaluation.

Pentaho Business Analytics combines data integration and business analytics into one platform so IT and business users can easily access, integrate, visualize and explore any data to positively impact business results. The platform’s data integration capabilities support access and integration from any data source, plus deliver data to business applications within an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical tool.  Pentaho also offers native support for the most popular big data sources including Hadoop, NoSQL databases and analytic databases.

Using Ventana Research Value Index for Data Integration 2012, IT organizations are able to evaluate data integration software offerings more rapidly and accurately, allowing buyers to make choices based on a deeper understanding of how these offerings can address their specific requirements.Ventana Research carefully evaluated the Pentaho Business Analytics platform for its ability to support a full span of processes and methodologies used in data integration. Designed to help buyers make better purchasing decisions, the detailed evaluation analyzed five categories, as well as more than a dozen different vendors.

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“With continuous volumes and increased variety and velocity of data, organizations need fast and easy ways to integrate data as well as gain insight from it,” said Rosanne Saccone, chief marketing officer at Pentaho. “That’s why the intersection of business analytics, data integration and big data is more powerful than ever before. The amount of in-depth research conducted for the 2012 Ventana Research Value Index for Data Integration makes it a valuable independent resource to help demystify and expedite the buying process.”

“The demand to integrate timely and consistent data is placing extreme pressure to automate supporting processes to be efficient in utilizing a full range of accurate data across the enterprise and Internet,” said Mark Smith, CEO & chief research officer at Ventana Research. “Our comprehensive vendor and product research looked at over a dozen vendors, recognizing those that offer mature software and provide benefits planned for as part of an investment. Pentaho should be congratulated for its rating as a Hot Vendor, the highest level, based on its reliability, adaptability and manageability of its technology and for its commitment to TCO and ROI.”

Ventana Research’s new research-based undertaking is fully independent and is neither sponsored nor influenced by technology vendors.

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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 www.pentaho.com.

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