Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 brings IT and business users together in a platform that unifies data integration and business analytics to speed business insights
April 25, 2012, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the general availability of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software and SaaS companies to easily add third-party visualizations.
Pentaho's unique value comes from its unified data integration and business analytics platform. With Pentaho, both IT and line of business users can quickly and easily collaborate and iterate to achieve better analysis and make better business decisions.
Enhanced user-driven visualization
Key new features in Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 include location-based data visualization andenhanced analytics capabilities for business users, such as:
“The new visualization features in Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 such as heat grids and lasso filtering will greatly enhance our marketing analytics solutions and are sure to impress our end users,” said Michael Winner, Vice President, Consulting Services, Numeric Analytics. “Because Pentaho has a unified environment for data integration and visualization tools, it is much easier and quicker to deliver useful business analytics solutions as compared to other analytics and big data tools I have worked with in the past.”
Expanded insight into big and diverse data
A leader in the big data ecosystem since May 2010, Pentaho continues to expand its capabilities to access, integrate, visualize and analyze all data sources, including big data, with the following additions:
Easier to embed and customize within OEM and enterprise applications
Pentaho Business Analytics’ pluggable, extensible interface for software and SaaS has been enhanced with new features to support:
“Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 delivers interactive visualization and big data integration in a unified pluggable platform that speeds time to business insights for both IT and line of business,” said Jake Cornelius, senior vice president, products, Pentaho Corporation. “We built the Pentaho platform from the ground up with an understanding that data integration and business analytics are better together.”
“Pentaho is the exact bridging mechanism we were searching for,” said Randy Walsh, Vice President of Professional Services, AssetWorks. “We’ve embedded Pentaho in AiM™ IQ, a product we feel embodies ‘intelligence for everyone' and provides end-users with a simple to use yet robust interface to access their data. It speaks volumes about Pentaho’s ability to be used in the field, in the boardroom and everywhere in-between."
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.