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Pentaho Joins Dell Partner Program to Deliver Business Analytics Solution for Hadoop

July 13, 2012

Big data analytics platform combines software, hardware and services to achieve fast results with minimal risk

June 13, 2012, San Jose, CA (Hadoop Summit) — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation announced today it has joined Dell’s Emerging Solutions Ecosystem. Pentaho’s big data analyticssoftware will be offered with the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, which features Cloudera’s distribution of Apache Hadoop, Dell’s hardware reference architecture and Crowbar software, as well as joint services and support to deliver a highly optimized solution for massive distributed data storage, processing and business analytics.

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This solution has been designed in collaboration with Cloudera and Pentaho, so customers can rest assured that the hardware and software components of their Hadoop solution are certified to work together, delivering maximum performance with minimum risk. Pentaho has completed Dell’s rigorous certification process, including testing on Dell hardware and Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop. The complete solution including Pentaho will also be available at all Dell Solution Centers, a network of technical centers, where technologists can experience Dell solutions in a dedicated, hands-on environment equipped with state-of-the-art labs and teams of solution experts.

The Dell Apache Hadoop Solution includes Dell’s mainstream PowerEdge and performance-based PowerEdge C servers; Dell Crowbar software to enable fast installation, configuration and deployment; Dell networking; Pentaho’s business analytics and data integration software used in more than 10,000 production deployments worldwide; and Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services.

Available now with the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, Pentaho Business Analytics provides customers:

  • Complete business analytics for big data – highly productive visual user interfaces enable users to easily access, integrate, visualize, explore and mine their data in Hadoop and other data stores.
  • Rapid time to value – Significantly, organizations without Hadoop expertise can use Pentaho’s visual interfaces to easily load and process data in Hadoop, quickly analyze their data in Pentaho’s visual environment, and drive faster value from that data. The Dell Crowbar, Pentaho and Cloudera components are pre-configured to work together out of the box so the time to install, configure and deploy is now hours instead of days or weeks.
  • World-class support – customers will have access to Dell, Cloudera, and Pentaho’s comprehensive and collaborative service and support across the entire solution, from installation, configuration and deployment to optimization and tuning with existing IT infrastructures.
  • Low-risk – the solution is certified by Dell, one of the industry’s most experienced providers of hyper-scale computing environments.

“Through our relationship with Pentaho, companies can now take advantage of a leading platform for Hadoop business analytics and data integration, as a part of the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, featuring Dell servers, software and networking capabilities to easily and quickly deploy an end-to-end solution for big data analytics,” said John Igoe, Executive Director of Cloud Solutions at Dell. “Organizations can begin solving business challenges by analyzing data with access to Pentaho training and services.”

“The Pentaho solution for Hadoop eliminates the technical and cost barriers associated with big data,” said Eddie White, executive vice president, business development, Pentaho. “Enterprises can now easily access the infrastructure and skills they need to start big data projects. This solution gives enterprises confidence that their developers and analysts can use one integrated solution to get up to speed fast and build applications to take advantage of their big data.”

“The Dell, Pentaho and Cloudera solution will make it easier for companies to realize value more quickly than ever before with big data applications,” said Ed Albanese, head of business development at Cloudera. “Companies are seeking big data analytics from a single, trusted source with best-of-breed components. They want the hard work and hassle involved in installation, configuration management, and ongoing systems management taken care of for them. Adding Pentaho to the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution delivers on this market demand.”

Additional Information

  • Learn more about Pentaho Business Analytics for big data included the Dell Apache Hadoop solution.
  • The Dell Apache Hadoop solution is sold exclusively through Dell. Click here to find out more or to contact a Dell sales representative.
  • Learn more about Dell Crowbar

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