Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, is a leading data integration, and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform. Pentaho offers support for enterprises of all scales and is particularly adept at supporting diverse big data deployments. Pentaho offer a unified data integration, and analytics platform, so as well as the standard BI capabilities of reporting, dashboards, OLAP, data mining, full ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) functionality, that is fully embeddable. Through its capability Pentaho offer the capability to govern data and make it an asset that can be readily exploited for commercial advantage. Pentaho's mission is to help organisations across multiple industries harness the value of their data, including big data and the Internet of Things. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers.
What it does?
The core of the Pentaho offering is a full business analytics platform that covers all of the features required of an enterprise BI solution, that is to say, reporting, OLAP, dashboards, data mining, and also offer the full data capture and manipulation capability of an enterprise ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) offering. This gives it the capability to capture data, wherever it may reside, to then manipulate and blend it into usable data sets. The tools can then access that governed data to extract value using the various styles of analytics that underpin a BI (Business Intelligence) suite.
Markets and Channels
Pentaho is a global player, which has evolved from a typical Open Source solution, i.e. one with the capability and functionality as an affordable price that initially attracted people in the mid to lower tier of the market. Today it has the capability, in terms of management and security, and the capability to scale to meet the demands of Enterprise customers and offer a viable alternative to the likes of SAP, Oracle, IBM, Informatica and Microsoft.
Customers that feature in their website include such names as ABN-Ambro, Nasdaq, EMC, Sears, Brussels airport, Moody's and Staples, which illustrates the breadth of capability and appeal that the solution has.
Through their in-house capability, and the efforts of their open source community Pentaho has developed a breadth of capability that is amongst the leaders in the industry. Their focus on bringing the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data together have also positioned them amongst the leaders in the industry, which made their acquisition by Hitachi a logical step for both parties. Pentaho has significant partnerships with Amazon web services, Cloudera, HP Vertica and MongoDB.
As part of Hitachi Pentaho is a component of one of the markets larger technology companies, and offers the full range of services from training and accreditation, to consulting, and technical support.