Pentaho Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Big Data Solution

Pentaho Business Analytics Earns Prestigious Software Industry Recognition

March 27, 2013, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that Pentaho Business Analytics was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for Best Big Data Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

This year there were 27 software categories, including twelve new and updated categories that reflect the continued growth and evolution of cloud computing, mobile, big data, and video. Winners will be announced during a special Awards luncheon on May 9 in San Francisco during the industry's most comprehensive ISV conference, All About the Cloud.

Pentaho offers companies the unique ability to drastically reduce the time to design, develop and deploy analytics solutions. Pentaho’s full big data analytics solution supports the entire big data analytics process, from data integration through interactive data visualization, exploration and predictive analytics. Pentaho natively supports Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, Cassandra and MongoDB as well as high performance analytic databases like Greenplum and Vertica, among other big data sources and traditional data sources.Pentaho serves numerous big data customers.

“The SIIA defined its criteria for this year’s CODie Award for Best Big Data Solution as enabling ‘the capture, analysis, and mining of large data sets,’” said Rosanne Saccone, chief marketing officer, Pentaho. “Pentaho’s selection as a Best Big Data Solution finalist in this year’s SIIA Software CODie Awards is both an honor and a reflection of the fact that Pentaho Business Analytics for Big Data with its data integration, business analytics and native support for big data sources is completely in synch with the award criteria and big data market requirements.”

“The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year, and all of the finalists should be commended for their innovative products and services,” said Rhianna Collier, VP for the Software Division at SIIA. “We look forward to honoring the winners at our awards program in May at All About the Cloud.”

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.

The SIIA Software Divisionprovides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.

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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