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Pentaho Cited as a Big Data Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm

Pentaho's Kettle Data Integration Product Cited for 'Richest Functionality and Most Extensive Integration With Open Source Apache Hadoop' (February 08, 2012)

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/12 -- Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that Pentaho's Kettle data integration product has earned recognition from Forrester Research Inc., a leading independent research firm, as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012 (February 2012).

"Pentaho is a strong performer with an impressive Hadoop data integration tool," wrote James G. Kobielus, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, in the report. "Among data integration vendors that have added Hadoop functionality to their products over the past year, it has the richest functionality and the most extensive integration with open source Apache Hadoop."

Forrester conducted evaluations and interviewed 13 solution provider companies for this first annual Enterprise Hadoop Solutions Report. The firm evaluated vendors against 15 criteria, which they grouped into three high-level buckets of current offering, strategy and market presence.

The Forrester report continues: "Pentaho, an established open source data analytics solution vendor calls Hadoop-based extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs from its Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) 4.2 product. It has the richest functionality and most extensive integration with open source Apache Hadoop among the data integration vendors that have added Hadoop functionality to their products over the past year. It also provides certified integration with distributions from Amazon, Cloudera, and EMC Greenplum."


"We believe that the inclusion of the Pentaho Kettle data integration product in the first Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions report is a strong testimonial to Pentaho's first mover status in this space," said Quentin Gallivan, CEO, Pentaho Corporation. "The scores awarded to Pentaho are a testimonial to the fact that Pentaho is helping companies operationalize Big Data by addressing critical pain points associated with Hadoop Data Integration and easy analysis of Big Data."

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012 included 13 enterprise Hadoop solution providers in its assessment for its Enterprise Hadoop Solutions report. The firm examined past research and user needs assessment and conducted vendor and expert interviews in order to formulate a comprehensive set of 15 evaluation criteria, which Forrester grouped into the three high level buckets of current offering, strategy and market presence.

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at www.pentaho.com/get-started.

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