Pentaho Opens Doors to Big Data

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Business analytics service Pentaho announced that it has made all of its “big data” capabilities open source.

The new Pentaho Kettle 4.3 release (which is now under an Apache License Version 2.0) includes the ability to input, outut, manipulate and report on data using Hadoop and NoSQL stores including Cassandra, Hadoop HDFS, Hadoop MapReduce, Hadapt, HBase, Hive, HPCC Systems and MongoDB.

What is really exciting about the announcement is that Pentaho has made big data platforms usable for the larger community of developers. The platform provides a easy way to visually orchestrate big data tasks as well as traditional IT tasks such as data mart/warehouse loads and operational data jobs.

"In order to obtain broader market adoption of big data technology including Hadoop and NoSQL, Pentaho is open sourcing its data integration product under the free Apache license,” said Matt Casters, Founder and Chief Architect Pentaho Kettle Project, Pentaho. “This will foster success and productivity for developers, analysts and data scientists giving them one tool for data integration and access to discovery and visualization."

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James Randall 07-04-2012 10:39 PM

I think giving more developers out there access to their data capabilities will help them gain more reputation as a quality service. It is sooner or later that they will make such a move, and I think they made it at the right time.

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