An Update on Commercial Open Source BI

Exclusive interview featuring Pentaho’s Lance Walter.

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Pentaho supports both traditional and operational business intelligence, and because they lead and sponsor the open source BI projects that they deliver, they fully support their customers’ deployments with guaranteed service levels and long-term road map alignment.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2007

Lance Walter, Vice President of Marketing for Pentaho Corporation, recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network (http://www.BeyeNETWORK.com)]. In this interview, Lance explains how Pentaho Open BI Suite provides integrated, open source reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, training and consulting, and provides customer examples of their diverse production deployments.

“With every passing month, Pentaho customers are proving that commercial open source alternatives are playing a larger role in the overall BI market,” said Lance Walter, Vice President of Marketing for Pentaho Corporation. “BI market consolidation, lower TCO, and reduced BI risk are all driving more organizations to consider the advantages of commercial open source BI and to learn what their peers are already achieving with Pentaho.”

“Open source business intelligence is very popular with Business Intelligence Network readers, and Pentaho provides a full suite of open source business intelligence capabilities in a commercial open source business model,” says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network. “Pentaho supports both traditional and operational business intelligence, and because they lead and sponsor the open source BI projects that they deliver, they fully support their customers’ deployments with guaranteed service levels and long-term road map alignment.”

To listen to the interview, please click here.

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About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho Corporation provides a full spectrum of open source business intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by a commercial open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, financial reporting, KPI dashboards, supply chain analytics and operational reporting.

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Katie Rostermundt
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Contact:
Pentaho Corporation
Veronica Quinones
407-812-OPEN (6736)
vquinones @ pentaho.com

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