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Pentaho Partners with Melissa Data to Keep the Data Lake Clean

September 22, 2015

Melissa Data delivers clean, enhanced contact data essential to enterprise analytics; Set to showcase new integration as sponsor at PentahoWorld 2015

September 22, 2015, — Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company and Melissa Data, a leading provider of global contact data quality solutions, today announced a partnership, creating a set of new data quality plug-ins from Melissa Data for Pentaho's big data integration and analytics platform. Melissa Data's plug-ins for Pentaho help users quickly move beyond tactical data quality efforts to engage in a broader data governance strategy by combining data quality, data governance, and master data management.

In order to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp it is important to create a data strategy that includes data validation and correction against reference datasets, and extracting entities or data points from the unstructured big data. According to Gartner, "through 2016, less than 10% of self-service BI initiatives will be governed sufficiently to prevent inconsistencies that adversely affect the business."* Together, Pentaho and Melissa Data enable organizations to integrate broad cleansing and data verification into the flow of their analytic data pipeline.

"Data Quality is an important milestone along our path to Governed Data Delivery," said Eddie White, executive vice president of business development, Pentaho. "Melissa Data is an experienced and trusted vendor that can deliver data quality and governance features to support the entire big data lifecycle."

"Pentaho's focus on the importance of data governance mirrors our own, and together we make a powerful partnership," said Ray Melissa, founder and president, Melissa Data. "Our plug-ins for Pentaho provides an agile integration point for customers who need broader capabilities to govern and validate data to answer critical business questions."

  • The plugs-in are available today through the Pentaho Marketplace. If you are interested to learn more and get started with Pentaho and Data Quality, please contact Pentaho at 1-858-225-1599 or
  • You can also view a demo live at PentahoWorld in Orlando, Florida October 14-15. Tickets are still available.

*Gartner, Inc., 'Predicts 2015: Power Shift in Business Intelligence and Analytics Will Fuel Disruption'; Authors: Josh Parenteau, Neil Chandler, Rita L. Sallam, Douglas Laney, Alan D. Duncan; Nov 21 2014

About Melissa Data
Since 1985, Melissa Data has specialized in contact data quality and address management tools with a global perspective. The company's solutions help organizations effectively capture and maintain international customer contact data at the point of entry, ensuring accurate customer information across the enterprise. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, government, and other sectors, rely on Melissa Data for a full spectrum of data validation software and services. For more information or free product trials, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772). Follow Melissa Data onTwitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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