Top Industry Analyst Firms Recognize Pentaho’s Business Analytics Platform

Reports Help Enterprises, ISVs, and SaaS Providers Identify Most Complete, Robust Business Analytics Solutions

December 18, 2012, San Francisco — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced several leading industry analyst firms have recognized Pentaho’s complete data integration and business analytics platform as one of the most comprehensive and high-performing solutions available today.

Pentaho Business Analytics, which includes the industry’s first instant big data discovery application, unifies data integration and business analytics capabilities into a single modern, highly-embeddable platform. Comprehensive research carried out by leading analyst firms found Pentaho BusinessAnalytics to excel in total cost of ownership (TCO), return on investment (ROI), robust functionality, agility and overall performance for big data, OEMand enterprise users. In-depth analysis on Pentaho Business Analytics appears in the following reports:

  • Nucleus Research Analytics Technology Value Matrix, Second Half 2012;
  • Gleanster Gleansight Agile Business Intelligence Q4 2012;
  • Ventana Research 2012 Leadership Awards, Social Media Winner – BeachMint
  • Ventana Research Value Index – Business Intelligence – 2012;
  • MontclairAdvisors 2012 Global SaaS Top 250;
  • BARC Research BI Survey 2012.

“The demand for more interactive, nimble and instant analysis is accelerating as enterprises and OEMs push to turn large amounts of varied types of data into smarter, more effective business decisions,” said Rosanne Saccone, chief marketing officer at Pentaho Corporation. “Pentaho Business Analytics meets this growing need and solves the challenge of how to quickly and easily access and analyze ever-escalating volumes of data. Wecontinue to receive industry accolades and achieve customer success because of our unified, comprehensive data integration and business analytics platform.”

Analyst Report Highlights:

  • Pentaho is cited as an “Expert” in Nucleus Research’s Analytics Technology Value Matrix report for deep investments in its comprehensive, sophisticated business analytics functionalities. Nucleus also noted that Pentaho's business analytics platform has provided proven value as a software provider for a Nucleus Research 2012 ROI Award. The report evaluates vendors that answer the market’s growing demand for more frequent analytics input, increased insight from external data sources, improved guidance and accelerated business decisions. The Value Matrix assesses solutions that provide both usable and functional solutions in four core analytics areas: business intelligence (BI), performance management (PM), predictive analytics, and big data.
  • Gleanster’s recent Gleansight benchmark report titled,Agile Business Intelligence (BI),” is a comprehensive look at how more than 300 top performers are using Agile BI to enable continuous, iterative, on-demand reporting, empower non-IT professionals with data access and drive faster, smarter business decisions. According to the report’s authors Research Director Jeff Zabin and Principal Analyst Tim O’Brien, “Pentaho’s BI solutions have received widespread accolades for their ability to enable agile decision-making. Pentaho’s flexible deployment options make the solution a good fit for organizations of all sizes and in varying environments.”
  • Pentaho customer BeachMint, a forward-thinking online retailer, won the Ventana Research 2012 Leadership Award in the social media category for its innovative use of Facebook and Twitter data for operational advantage. BeachMint uses Pentaho to help keep close tabs on its large Facebook and Twitter communities, tracking data such as fans, likes, favorites, customer product reviews and comments to improve marketing campaign effectiveness. Read about the company’s success with Pentaho at: BeachMint’s Big Data Deployment a Breeze with Pentaho.
  • Ranked in the top category, named Pentaho a “Hot Vendor,” excelling in thecustomer assurance grid for vendor validation, total cost of ownership and return on investment. Using the Ventana Research Value Index for Business Intelligence 2012, IT organizations evaluate business intelligence 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.
  • Montclair Advisors recognized Pentaho as a member of the company listing. Pentaho was selected for being a leader in the pure and hybrid SaaS categories globally, joining other notable public SaaS firms such as Salesforce.com, Netsuite and Workday. “Pentaho, like all 2012 SaaS 250 companies, has excelled in developing innovative products which has resulted in their spectacular growth over the past few years,” said Kevin Dobbs, Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors. "Montclair Advisors congratulates Pentaho for its remarkable SaaS achievements.”
  • Pentaho came in first in BARC Research’s BI Survey 2012 among the OLAP Analysis vendors peer group in three categories: user recommendation, proportion of employees index, and cloud BI. With nearly 3,000 responses, BARC Research’s report is the world’s largest independent survey of BI users. In the pinnacle category “recommendation,” Pentaho ranked first not only among OLAP Analysis vendors, but also among SME project vendors, showing that its customers across many different industries are happy with Pentaho Business Analytics and would recommend it to other users.

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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