Tuesday, June 16, 2015


3 years back, I started developing ETL application using Pentaho; it was observed as the noticeable industry product then.  In fact, Pentaho replaced Informatica with 'open-source' trump-card in our business use case.  Time fly; what is the current state of Pentaho ?

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pentaho, a leading data integration, visualization and analytic company. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Pentaho will retain its existing brand and continue to operate independently.

HDS is a rapidly emerging global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology, big data and machine-to-machine (M2M) analytic. Its big data analytic solutions help organizations transform vast quantities of structured and unstructured data from disparate sources into knowledge through the application of advanced data analytic, connected intelligence from IoT devices, and operational technologies (OT)

Pentaho recently released cloud-based Hadoop integration, with support for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Integration with SAP HANA is included too. Support for Apache Spark has been added to Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), allowing PDI to orchestrate Spark jobs. The look and feel of PDI has been updated as well, says Pentaho. And new APIs have been added to make Pentaho an even stronger solution for embedding BI features into custom and commercial applications.

By Pentaho platform integration, HDS is now extending its data integration, refinement, monitoring, management, and orchestration capabilities to deliver an incomparably sophisticated data analytics stack. This stack powers its Social Innovation solutions and delivers on the full promise of the “Internet of Things that matter,” by helping businesses to derive rich insights from their data with faster time to value, and supporting the development of smarter, safer, healthier and more efficient societies