Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Pentaho BI Project Aims to Aid Java Developers and Others
Developers Can Use Open-Sourced Project Components to Rapidly Assemble Custom BI Solutions, Says CEO

"We've answered customer concerns about Open Source by producing top quality BI products under a professional Open Source model," said Richard Daley, CEO of newly formed Orlando, Florida-based startup Pentaho, as he today launched a comprehensive platform of BI capabilities into Open Source: The Pentaho BI Project.

We've listened to customers and they're tired of the way software is licensed and sold," Daley continued. "Open Source provides freedom for developers, ISVs and end-user organizations to put software to work for them without having to design systems based on cost constraints," he said.

The Pentaho BI Project, Daley explained, aims to provide "enterprise-class reporting, analysis, information delivery, data mining and workflow capabilities geared at helping mid- to large size organizations operate more efficiently and effectively."

The software can be used for a wide range of business applications such as financial reporting, sales analysis, product analysis, procurement management, and human resources reporting, he said. "Flexible deployment options enable use as embeddable components, individual out-of-the-box products, and as a complete, integrated BI platform," he added.

Calling today's news "an exciting development," leading industry analyst Mark Smith, CEO & Senior Vice President of Research and Advisory Services at Ventana Research, predicted a warm welcome for the initiative. "The Pentaho BI Project is not only impressive in the depth of capabilities it covers, it also breaks new ground in linking business process management with performance management - effectively closing the loop between key business metrics and the business processes that drive them."

"Pentaho boasts an experienced core team with a track record of success," notes Seth Grimes, a frequent writer on the subject of BI, and founder of Alta Plana, a consultancy centered on data management and decision support. "The Pentaho team has created successful BI products for leading commercial vendors including Cognos, Hyperion, Oracle, IBM, and SAS, where they have held senior executive positions. Their move to Open Source looks set to achieve positive, disruptive change in the BI space by making a comprehensive BI platform free for the taking."

The Pentaho BI Project, said Daley, exists to benefit and serve:

  • Java developers - who can use project components to rapidly assemble custom BI solutions.
  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) - who can enhance the value and capability of their solutions by embedding BI functionality.
  • End-Users - who can rapidly deploy packaged BI solutions which are either competitive or superior to traditional commercial offerings, at a dramatically lower cost.

An initial set of software components from The Pentaho BI Project will be available for download as an Alpha release within 60 days with General availability (GA) later this year, Richard Daley concluded. The software is free of charge.

 

About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

http://podcast.sys-con.com/

I undertstand that SYS-CON will be launching a comprehensive Podcast site next week. Will there be regular Linux programming there?

What's the connection between bootstrapped Open Source startups and 'tribal goods'? (I've just been on the pentaho.org web site.) The idea of a 'Pentaho Nation' seems in pretty odd taste given the controversy in the OS community over, for example, Jeff Merkey.


Your Feedback
John Merfiere wrote: http://podcast.sys-con.com/ I undertstand that SYS-CON will be launching a comprehensive Podcast site next week. Will there be regular Linux programming there?
FollowTheMoney wrote: What's the connection between bootstrapped Open Source startups and 'tribal goods'? (I've just been on the pentaho.org web site.) The idea of a 'Pentaho Nation' seems in pretty odd taste given the controversy in the OS community over, for example, Jeff Merkey.
Latest AJAXWorld RIA Stories
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of cont...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing sm...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 3...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week
ADS BY GOOGLE