Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, announced the preview of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) 4.0, the next major product milestone in the company's Agile BI initiative, announced in November. ebizQ received..."/> New Pentaho 4.0 Release Enables Agile BI
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New Pentaho 4.0 Release Enables Agile BI

03/30/2010

Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, announced the preview of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) 4.0, the next major product milestone in the company's Agile BI initiative, announced in November.



ebizQ received the following:

PDI 4.0 is the world's first fully unified ETL, modeling and data visualization IDE for BI applications. With Pentaho's Agile BI initiative, organizations can confidently build BI applications more quickly, adapt to changing business requirements more easily and achieve faster time-to-value at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.


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Pentaho is delivering a radically different, integrated environment that collapses all of the steps from data integration and data modeling through end user visualization, so developers and business users can work side by side and build and deploy BI applications in minutes or hours rather than weeks or months.

In addition, this major release of PDI includes application-wide usability enhancements as well as improvements in functionality for business and enterprise deployments including security and team development, so both novice and expert BI professionals and end users can work closely together to rapidly deliver and use rich BI applications.

Combined with the risk free and low cost commercial open source business model that Pentaho employs, Pentaho's Agile BI sets the standard for the rest of the industry to follow.

Highlights

  • Most proprietary ETL and BI software solutions are expensive and difficult to implement, as business needs change and grow. They require highly trained and costly experts yet still have high risks of failure due to unmet end user needs.
  • Traditional BI technologies are complex and confusing for end users, making it difficult for them to participate fully in project development. To overcome these challenges, Pentaho's Agile BI initiative, with PDI 4.0 at its core, collapses the analytic data supply chain by reducing the number of development steps before results can be visualized, improving the collaboration between developer and end user, speeding time to value.
  • Pentaho Data Integration 4.0 provides the world's first unified ETL, modeling and data visualization development environment. PDI 4.0 enables teams of technical and business users to work interactively together in a single environment to design, automatically model and visualize fully vetted data integration and business intelligence applications in a fraction of the time of other solutions. To view the full list of benefits and features in PDI 4.0, please visit www.pentaho.com/pdi_4.
  • Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition 4.0 includes enhanced security, team collaboration features, content versioning, robust repository, and integrated scheduling capabilities to coordinate ETL activities.
  • Organizations can deploy Pentaho Agile BI on-premise or in the cloud, enabling users to choose the deployment method that best suits their needs.
  • Pentaho will host a webcast with industry analyst Mark Smith of Ventana Research on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET on the current challenges of building traditional BI applications and how Pentaho's Agile BI plays a critical role in deploying useful, pervasive business intelligence applications. To register, please visit Pentaho Defines a Better Way to Build BI Solutions.

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