The vision is Big Data

Pentaho 4.5 to ‘explore new business analytics capabilities’

Chris Mayer
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Any more room for another big data analytics solution? Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 steps up to the plate

The entire industry seems to be going crazy for the world of Big
Data analytics at the moment, with many enterprises foraging around
for the best solution for them.

The latest company to put their head above the parapet is
Pentaho, who’ve just released Pentaho
Business Analytics 4.5
, promising to deliver the future
for business analytics.

Based upon their open source platform, this release adds
in some useful user-driven, interactive visualization and data
exploration capabilities that access all data sources, with Big
Data as the key selling point. Enterprises are able to use

pluggable and extensible interfaces to easily add third-party
visualizations. Almost creating an analytics pick and mix of
sorts.

New visualisation APIs include geo mapping and heat grids, but
the real deal is within the Enterprise Edition, with Big Data
additions. Pentaho have embraced the area with simplified
deployment options for efficient Hadoop distribution as well as
support for secure Hadoop clusters. NoSQL database integration is
on the agenda as well including read, write and reporting with
current favourites Apache Cassandra, DataStax and MongoDB.

“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 Business Analytics 4.5 is available for a 30-day trial at their
website for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. There’s also Pentaho’s
open source project
Kettle
, targeted at data scientists and developers mostly,
which is a powerful Extraction, Transformation and
Loading (ETL) engine that executes Big Data jobs and transforms.
The Enterprise Edition excels above the Professional Edition with
its Big Data add-ons, so certainly pick that option for your
enterprise.

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