PentahoWorld Keynotes Unveil Big Data Orchestration Platform Instrumental to Data-Driven Future

Pentaho 5.2 marches towards this future with new capabilities for governed data delivery

October 9, 2014, San Francisco — Pentaho Corporation's CEO Quentin Gallivan opened the first PentahoWorld conference today by inviting delegates to fast-forward to a future where analytics and data are embedded into the fabric of organizations, driving optimal decision-making at the point of business impact. In this future, people throughout data-driven organizations will consume data using tools that look and behave more like apps than today's BI systems. IT architectures are open and flexible to accommodate new tools, data types and data volume as the data universe continues to evolve and expand.

In his keynote, Gallivan lifted the veil on a big data orchestration platform that will be instrumental in delivering this vision by overcoming three persistent big data challenges: need for strong data governance, diverse data blending, and delivery of analytics embedded at the point of impact. Fundamental to Pentaho's strategy is the concept of governed data delivery, defined as the ability to blend trusted and timely data to power analytics at scale for all users in all environments. Chief Product Officer Christopher Dziekan showcased the power of predictive analytics and how Pentaho is automating its popular 'Big Data Blueprint' for streamlining the delivery of data to users. Chris will close PentahoWorld on Friday, laying out the three year roadmap for this platform vision in greater detail.

According to Gallivan, "In our hyper-competitive global economy, companies are urgently seeking to harness the value from all their data to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. They need a platform that catalyzes collaboration between IT and business to meet demands both for governance and the business need for timely, comprehensive data. Today at PentahoWorld we've committed to leading the charge towards a truly data-driven future, starting with governed data delivery."

Tony Cosentino, VP & Research Director, Ventana Research commented, "For years Pentaho has been helping to solve the difficult problems associated with being able to realize the full potential of big data analytics in the enterprise. The challenge lies in striking an optimal balance between delivering speed, power and usability to the business and complying with IT's needs for data governance, interoperability and flexibility. Pentaho's approach to governed data delivery and its roadmap for a new big data orchestration platform is central to this and is good news for business consumers and IT departments alike."

Pentaho 5.2, Marching Towards Governed Data Delivery
Also announced today, Pentaho 5.2 includes new innovations to simplify delivery of blended data sets with IT trust, planting new guideposts on the road to governed data delivery.

Automated Streamlined Data Refinery
IT can hand the power of data driven analytics to the business with an automated Streamlined Data Refinery. Hadoop serves as a central processing hub where analytics ready data sets can be blended, refined, auto-modeled, and automatically published directly to analytic data bases like HP Vertica for high performance interactive analytics using Pentaho Analyzer.

Advanced Data Security in Hadoop
Pentaho 5.2 extends the adaptive big data layer with advanced capabilities for Kerberos security support for major Hadoop distributions, including Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR. This ensures that only those users with proper credentials can access Hadoop cluster resources in their data orchestration.

Pentaho 5.2 also includes additional features that simplify the user experience for both embedded and direct customers.

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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