Fastest-growing open source BI project joins JBoss certified partner program; Pentaho offers first comprehensive open source BI solution for leading open source middleware platform

ORLANDO, Fla., March 27, 2006--Pentaho Corp., the world's leading provider of Open Source Business Intelligence (BI) software, announced it has joined the JBoss Certified Partner Program. This partnership brings the fastest-growing open source BI offering to the leading open source middleware platform.

The Pentaho Open BI Suite makes it easy for application developers working with the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS) to embed and deliver reporting, analysis, and dashboards as part of their applications, taking full advantage of the JEMS platform. The integration between Pentaho and JEMS also allows IT organizations to deliver comprehensive BI as part of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

"We are very pleased to embrace Pentaho as a JBoss Certified Solution Partner," said Tom Cooper, vice president of worldwide channels, JBoss, Inc. "Certification further optimizes the performance and interoperability of our products ensuring our developers and users have access to a full suite of best-in-class business intelligence capabilities including reporting, analysis and dashboards. These capabilities are increasingly important as companies build out a SOA architecture."

The Pentaho Open BI Suite takes advantage of numerous technologies provided by JEMS. This includes out-of-the-box support for the JBoss Portal, JBoss Security, and Hibernate. Next quarter, Pentaho will also add support for JBoss Clustering and JBoss jBPM. Pentaho is delivered as a 100% pure J2EE application to provide maximum scalability, portability, and easy integration in the JEMS environment.

"JEMS provides an outstanding platform for application delivery and integration," said James Dixon, Chief Architect at Pentaho. Dixon went on to add, "We've architected Pentaho to exploit the richness of the JEMS platform, from portal integration to database connectivity to clustering and workflow."

This integrated solution is available today at Pentaho provides a Pre-Configured Install (PCI) which includes the JBoss Application Server, so that developers can quickly and easily start building and deploying applications, and integrating BI with their existing applications. Pentaho provides comprehensive reporting, analysis, dashboards, and a BI platform. Pentaho also provides deployment flexibility so that application developers can deploy as little or as much as they need, from interactive, web-based reporting through comprehensive, integrated BI on a robust, process-centric BI platform.

"We're pleased to see Pentaho and JBoss working together to address such a compelling market need," said John Beuchert, Director Open Source Marketing Programs at Novell. "Novell partners with both JBoss and Pentaho and will continue to support and encourage these types of integrated open source solutions in the marketplace."

About Pentaho

Pentaho provides a full spectrum of open source Business Intelligence (BI) tools from reporting and analysis to dashboards to data mining. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high-quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by an open source business model. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, Financial reporting, KPI dashboards, Supply Chain analytics, and operational reporting.

For more information: Pentaho's web site is located at

Pentaho Corporation, Orlando
Wes Brown, 407-812-OPEN (6736)

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