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April 22, 2013

Pentaho Acquires Dashboard and UI Specialist Partner Webdetails

Portugal-based consultancy provides visual development expertise, consulting services and a new community leader

April 22, 2013, — Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho announced today that it has completed the acquisition of its Portugal-based consulting partner Webdetails. Pentaho will benefit from Webdetails’ visual interface development expertise and international consulting services provided by its 20-strong team. Webdetails’ founder Pedro Alves is a high-profile member of Pentaho’s open source community and will take on the new role of Senior VP, Community for Pentaho. As both parties are privately-held, the financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.

Raising Pentaho’s “visibility”
The Webdetails acquisition will complement and accelerate Pentaho’s research and development plans to enrich the user experience for both IT and business users of its business analytics platform and big data integration tools. This will include expanding Pentaho’s range of data visualizations available in dashboards, making visual development tools like Instaview even easier to use and delivering new visual interfaces to help new customers get started.

Webdetails has been designing plug-ins for Pentaho for several years, most notably its Community Tools or “CTools” series for creating and managing dashboards and reports. Last November, Webdetails collaborated with Pentaho to launch the Pentaho Marketplace, a destination on github where developers can share, install and load cool plug-ins.

Meeting growing demand for Pentaho’s consulting services
As demand for advanced, big data and embedded analytics services continues to soar, Webdetails provides an experienced, international team to bolster Pentaho’s existing consulting services. Webdetails provides services worldwide, with most of the revenue stream coming from US and Europe. List of clients include 4SightBI, St. Antonius Hospital, and Pentaho’s award-winning customer Stonegate Senior Living.

Redoubling community support
In addition to continuing his role as General Manager for Webdetails’, founder Pedro Alves will take on the new role of Senior VP, Community. In this latter role, Alves will be the chief advocate and interface to Pentaho’s active open source developer community.

Doug Johnson, EVP and COO, Pentaho commented, “Everything about Webdetails perfectly complements our operations as we continue to scale to meet demand fueled by the big data revolution. Webdetails’ expertise in high-end visualizations brings capabilities to help customers roll out exceptional visualizations with all data sources, particularly in Big Data. With Webdetails joining the Pentaho family we gain visual development talent, international consulting services and a highly respected open source community leader in Pedro.”

Pedro Alves (@pmalves), commented, “After five years as consultants and advocates for Pentaho in the business and open source communities, my team is incredibly proud to be officially joining the company. On a personal note, I am delighted to be taking on the role as community leader and look forward to the opportunity and challenge that this presents.”

Webdetails will continue doing business under its existing brand, but as a Pentaho company.

Read the blog by Pentaho CEO, Quentin Gallivan, “Webdetails and the art of the possible.”

Learn more about Webdetails, a Pentaho Company.

Pentaho is hiring and seeking superstars worldwide. Visit our careers page to learn more.

Follow Pentaho on Twitter @Pentaho.

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

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