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Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Big Data Visualization and Analytics


Written by  Raja Rao | 29 April 2012
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pentahoDelivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the general availability of Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software and SaaS companies to easily add third-party visualizations.

Enhanced user-driven visualization

Key new features in Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 include location-based data visualization and enhanced analytics capabilities for business users, such as:

  • Geo mapping, heat grids, scatter/bubble chart visualizations
  • Interactive visual analysis such as lasso filtering, zoom and attribute highlighting on all chart types
  • Interactive reporting enhancements designed for non-technical users
  • In-memory cache performance improvements

Expanded insight into big and diverse data

Pentaho continues to expand its capabilities to access, integrate, visualize and analyze all data sources, including big data, with the following additions:

  • Simplified deployment options for efficient distribution across Hadoop clusters, including a new Debian RPM for MapR and support for Hadoop’s distributed cache
  • Expanded NoSQL database integration including read, write and reporting with Apache Cassandra, DataStax and MongoDB
  • Performance and ease-of-use improvements in the Pentaho MapReduce visual designer
  • Support for secure Hadoop clusters
  • Availability of an extensive online, distribution specific “how to” resource center community.pentaho.com/BigData

Easier to embed and customize within OEM and enterprise applications

Pentaho Business Analytics’ pluggable, extensible interface for software and SaaS has been enhanced with new features to support:

  • A pluggable visualization framework that allows the addition of custom or 3rd party visualizations
  • Ability to tailor the report viewing experience with scriptable data source logic and custom report parameter prompts

“Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 delivers interactive visualization and big data integration in a unified pluggable platform that speeds time to business insights for both IT and line of business,” said Jake Cornelius, senior vice president, products, Pentaho Corporation. “We built the Pentaho platform from the ground up with an understanding that data integration and business analytics are better together.”

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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