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A miniature racing track with curves and slopes. 4 remote controlled speed cars by 4 different players. People cheering for the winner. After every lap, the players would swap the cars (thereby getting a chance to race on different track with different turning angles). Here we were, witnessing an interesting racing scenario. What was odd about it – It was not a gaming zone, it was a tech convention (ElasticON). And the purpose of this race was to demonstrate how one […]

You must be hearing the term Polyglot Persistence quite often. So I thought, why not take our readers through what exactly it is, the role it plays and more. Let’s start with the basics – Polyglot Persistence is the idea of using various, right-fitting databases to store data for either single or multiple applications. In the new-age world, most applications need to connect with multiple databases; and each with different types of data stored in different ways. This is where Polyglot […]

Today, our parent company Hitachi, a global leader across industries, infrastructure and technology, announced the formation of Hitachi Vantara, a company whose aim is to help organizations thrive in today’s uncertain and turbulent times and prepare for the future. This new company unifies the mission and operations of Pentaho, Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Insight Group into a single business as Hitachi Vantara. Together, we give business leaders an advantage to find and use the value in their data, innovate intelligently and […]

At Pentaho, we pride ourselves on being data challenge agnostic when it comes to the technologies and data sources customers can leverage to achieve analytic business outcomes. Doing this means our customers are freed from the hindrances of data and continue to increase analytics insight as they drive towards strategic initiatives. Pentaho started a journey over 5 years ago as a thought leader and innovator in the big data integration and analytics market. Our open source foundation spurred an early understanding […]

During a chat with a senior executive of one of Europe’s largest auto majors, we talked about how our ongoing discussion on Docker is a part of and would help enable making driverless trucks a reality by 2020 using telematics. What was only a concept until sometime ago, is becoming a reality sooner that we thought. This piqued my interest to find out more about AI and this article aims to shed some light on it. What is AI? Wikipedia states […]

Big Data Platform – the name creates an imagery of big fat servers with GBs of memory, TBs of hard disk space, and expensive computing resources. It is being imagined as a very high bandwidth network with multiple data sources, Terabytes and Petabytes of data, data load mechanism, data churning algorithms, batch jobs, data scientists and so on. At times, it sounds scary – especially when you have been tasked at evaluating and preparing a plan for your organization’s Big Data […]

As Mark Twain famously said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) projects, however, taking that first step can seem daunting. Many of the technology, processes and skills involved are new and unfamiliar. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, however, the longer a company delays reaping the new commercial opportunities, productivity gains and risk reduction that IoT brings, the further it risks lagging behind competitors. At Pentaho we’ve witnessed IoT naturally evolve from […]

While looking into various areas inside the organization is important, it’s equally important to look around while preparing for the year 2016. As a CIO you would have planned your organization’s IT landscape considering your business needs, IT budget and IT trends and must be ready to go ahead full steam. One of the key preparations for a successful IT journey is to look around, which gives useful insights on some of the key areas. Here are some of the factors […]

Last year our team was quite busy assisting our customers on some varied technical assignments. Engagements ranged from consulting on highly scalable web-centric applications to designing Big Data solution to implementation of highly available database and web-infrastructure. During these engagements we saw that some database trends were quite dominant viz the adoption of Big Data, need to store unstructured data, scalable web facing application etc. The engagements and discussions we had last year left us pondering about where does it go […]

“Aha, now I understand a bit Dad”, said suddenly my 6year old son with his eyes lit up with expression of enthusiasm that only a minute ago seemed unfathomable, wearing an expression on his face that said “Huh, Dad, I am not able to understand what are you blabbering about?”. Examples of Chocolate and Cookies always work with him while teaching simple Maths concepts. After few such delicious examples, he was already on top of the concept and was running all […]