Technology partnership delivers powerful big data tools for enterprises

March 21, 2012, New York, NY (GigaOM Structure: Data) — Pentaho Corporation, delivering the future of business analytics, and MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry’s most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced an alliance partnership to provide direct integration between Pentaho Kettle and the MapR Distribution for Hadoop. With native integration, enterprises can easily combine business analytics with Hadoop and benefit from both products’ ease of use and high performance, enabling them to put their big data to work.

Together Pentaho and MapR help enterprises overcome many of the obstacles common with big data deployments. The partnership delivers improved:

  • Ease of use: Without having to write complex code, developers can use Pentaho Kettle’s visual interface to pull data from different data sources and input, output, process, manipulate, report, visualize and explore this data in MapR, including support for NFS as well as HDFS, HBase, Hive and Pig.
  • Future-readiness: Both available under the Apache license, Pentaho and MapR are tested and certified for compatibility and fast integration with other standard, open technologies.
  • Support for multiple databases and data stores: Though big data is exploding, many enterprises will continue to use traditional databases, and therefore need to seamlessly integrate their corporate, relational data sources with MapR’s Distribution for Hadoop. Pentaho Kettle not only integrates with MapR, but also with traditional databases so that enterprises are not limited to specific data sources. This enables enterprises to analyze a more complete view

Pentaho continues to lay the foundation for the future of big data through:

  • Tight integration with big data vendors: Both Pentaho and MapR have created strong partner networks that ensure tight integration and connectivity with leading vendors in the big data ecosystem. Pentaho’s big data partnerships include: Actian, Cloudera, DataStax, EMC Greenplum, Hadapt, Hortonworks, HPCC Systems, Infobright and Vertica.
  • Complete business analytics suite proven for big data environments: MapR users can easily extend to Pentaho Business Analytics, the broadest analytics suite that includes data integration, reporting, dashboards, analysis, data mining and predictive analysis. Pentaho’s analysis and reporting capabilities have been successfully proven in big data environmentsby customers and OEM partners such as ExactTarget, RichRelevance, Shareable Ink and TravelTainment.

“The integration of Pentaho and MapR provides comprehensive data connectivity and analysis,” said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing for MapR. “Customers gain instant ROI on their big data investments, as well as access to Pentaho’s end-to-end analytics for quick data analysis that delivers insight and business value.”

“The partnership between Pentaho and MapR Technologies is a natural fit, providing excellent performance and easy-to-use tools for big data integration, data discovery, reporting and analytics,” said Eddie White, executive vice president, business development, Pentaho. “Together, Pentaho and MapR help put big data to work.”

“In our Hadoop and Information benchmark research, over ninety percent of organizations reported that big data technologies enabled them to analyze their data at a greater level of detail than was previously possible,” said David Menninger, vice president and research director, Ventana Research. “The combination with MapR extends Pentaho support for Hadoop to perform these new types of analyses.”

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