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Well, many of you would wonder why this question is being raised again. Considering that open source has been around for over 25 years and has been an integral part of your enterprise software needs. You might even be thinking, ‘does it matter if it is open source or not, since everything I am consuming is a cloud-based service’. The common thread in these arguments is that enterprises have started taking open source software for granted and it has become an […]

How to modernize Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions using open source? Enterprise Data Warehouses have been around for more than 30 years and have become an essential part of any business intelligence operation. It is basically the science of storing and retrieving data so that some meaningful analysis can be performed on that data to corroborate / support a business decision or to predict a business outcome, while also offering secure access to only authorized users. And, by modernizing age-old EDW systems through the […]

Financial Services Institutions Look to Open Source Today’s financial services institutions must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many financial services institutions now face — untangling years of layered legacy systems. Legacy IT systems dominate many large financial services institutions, and it is safe to say that highly customized applications are a major issue. Many financial services […]

Predictions season is once again upon us. And as uncertainty continues to loom above the world at large, we find ourselves looking to technology for answers about the future—for everything from overcoming societal changes to driving economic growth. With so many of our traditional institutions and global agreements in flux, we must maintain some level of stability in the enterprise. Security threats are everywhere, with opportunists looking to capitalize on the current turbulent environment. But businesses can’t put their operations on […]

As we approach year end, our EDB team was inspired to take a look back at our blog posts from the year and see what topics resonated the most with our readers. Here is a Top 10 recap of your favorites from 2017. 10. Pgpool II Keeps Pace With Demands of Today’s Architectures and Workloads This blog is about Pgpool II, the middleware product that sits between the PostgreSQL server and database clients. Coming in at #10 for 2017, our readers […]

Next-Generation Release Provides Integration With Spark for Data and Stream Processing and Kafka for Data Ingestion in Real Time October 26, 2017, PENTAHOWORLD, ORLANDO, FL. — From its PentahoWorld 2017 user conference, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., today unveiled the next generation of its Pentaho data integration and analytics platform software. Pentaho 8.0 is enhanced and provides support for Spark and Kafka to improve data and stream processing, plus the ability to easily match compute resources with business demand in real time. […]

Big Data isn’t just another sham or fad that has emerged recently but rather if employed appropriately, it is a crucial component of the digital transformation journey of every enterprise. It plays a vital role in various innovative exercises that these enterprise undertake to obtain an edge – from getting insights into customer behavior to making important decisions around product features or charting out an effective go-to-market strategy. Most CIOs when asked about their Big Data strategy will have convincing answers […]

Introduction It’s no secret that Hadoop comes with inherent challenges. Business needs, specialized skills, data integration, and budget are just a few things that factor into planning and implementation. Yet, despite all the due diligence, a large percentage of Hadoop implementations fail. We’d like to turn that around. With the goal of helping organizations achieve business value from Hadoop, we sat down with members of Pentaho’s consulting services and enterprise support teams to discuss their experiences with helping organizations to develop, […]

After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value — It does not come from the tool, but from the data.  It’s about the data.  It always has been. Maybe the reason many organizations don’t start with the data is frankly, data is the hardest part. The data is distributed, on-premise, in the cloud, messy, unwieldy and never stops pouring in. […]

The data center has become a center of great complexity. Data has proliferated with more devices, greater volumes, and higher velocities. In trying to extract greater value (i.e. actionable intelligence) from data, many IT managers deployed a host of new solutions to manage, store, and analyze data. Specialized solutions, such as NoSQL data stores like MongoDB, Hadoop, and Cassandra, have become go-to databases because they can meet specific needs for some companies. But they also can be problematic and burdensome for […]