June 23, 2014
One of my favorite aspects of being CEO of Pentaho is the opportunity to talk to our customers around the world. Innovative and motivated individuals and teams are turning data into value and making a major impact for their organization, and in some cases for the better of society. We are proud to announce first annual Pentaho Excellence Awards to recognize and honor our customers and users, rewarding those that have deployed Pentaho technologies in impressive and innovative ways.
The Pentaho Excellence Awards offer an opportunity for you and your team to receive industry recognition for your expertise in analytics and big data deployments and thought leadership. While we know your teams are busy helping to make faster and smarter business decisions, here is the link to more information about the Pentaho Customer Excellence Awards and our short nomination process: http://bit.ly/PWorldPEA. Nominations are open until July 11th.
A panel of expert judges will pick a winner in six different categories. Category winners receive a free pass to PentahoWorld in Orlando October 8-10, 2014, along with several additional unique opportunities at the event such as a VIP dinner, speaking opportunities and recognition at a keynote awards ceremony. As a highlight of the Awards ceremony we will announce the overall User of the Year Award.
We look forward to celebrating the amazing accomplishments achieved through our work together. I hope to see you on stage during the awards ceremony at PentahoWorld.
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June 26, 2013
Change and more change. It’s been incredible watching the evolution of and innovation in the big data market. A few years ago we were helping customers understand Hadoop and the value it could bring in analyzing large volumes of unstructured data. Flash-forward to today as we attend our third Hadoop Summit in San Jose and we see the advances customers have made in adopting these technologies in their production big data environments..
It’s the value of a continuum of innovation. As the market matures we are only limited by what we don’t leave ourselves open to. Think for a minute about the next “big data,” because there will be one. We can’t anticipate what it look like, where it will come from or how much of it will be of value. In the same way we couldn’t predict the advent of Facebook or Twitter.
We do know that innovation is a constant. Today’s big data will be tomorrow’s “traditional” data.
Pentaho’s announcement today of an adaptive big data layer and Pentaho Labs are in anticipation of just this type of change. We’ve simplified for Pentaho and our customers the ability to leverage current and new big data technologies like Hadoop, NoSQL and specialized big data stores.
In the spirit of innovation (which stems from our open source history) we’ve established Pentaho Labs – our place for free thinking innovation that leads to new capabilities in our platform in areas like real time and predictive analytics.
Being a leader at the forefront of a disruptive and ever-changing market means embracing change and the innovation. That’s the future of analytics.
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Pentaho
September 15, 2011
Once a year, after a major release, the Engineering team takes a “Fun Week” break from our regularly scheduled Agile development process to focus on Pentaho topics that the Engineers find most interesting. This year we took the break immediately following the Pentaho BI 4.0.0 GA release. A number of great research projects and ideas were created by the Engineers.
One of the major highlights was the prototype work done for the iPad. Nick Baker updated our new Interactive Reporting client to work on the iPad, and Rob Fellows implemented an iPad compatible User Console interface.
At the end of the week, we held a BarCamp style meeting at the local Dave and Busters where everyone presented their work followed by some fun playing arcade games and air hockey. The most energetic presenter was Ezequiel Cuellar, who prototyped some great new functionality in Pentaho’s User Console, including bookmarks and history. As part of his demo, Ezequiel demonstrated how easy it would be to erase your Pentaho history when your pointy haired boss stopped by at your desk. With this feature, your boss won’t know if you ran that TPS report or not! I didn’t mention to Ezequiel that his boss could always check out the daily Pentaho Audit Logs.
Many of the prototypes developed in previous Fun Weeks have become headlining features. Taking a break to focus on fun has proven to be a great reward for the Engineering Team as well as a unique way to allow for product innovation within Pentaho!
Vice President of Engineering