Pentaho provides a smart alternative to expensive, complex business intelligence offerings

Denver, CO, March 9, 2009 -- Lance Walter, Vice President of Marketing for Pentaho, recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the BeyeNETWORK ( In this interview, Walter explains how Pentaho’s BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides a full spectrum of business intelligence (BI) capabilities including query and reporting, interactive analysis, dashboards, ETL/data integration, data mining and a BI platform.

“In this challenging economic climate, IT organizations are trying to figure out how to solve the same business and technology problems but at a much lower cost,” says Lance Walter, Vice President of Marketing for Pentaho. “Certainly, Pentaho has a strong track record of helping organizations do that using commercial open source business intelligence.”

“Pentaho’s BI Suite Enterprise Edition focuses on making it simple for users to access the BI suite's rich features with simple central end user access, says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the BeyeNETWORK. “Allowing administrators to deploy and scale the solution with faster analytic queries, ETL management and performance monitoring and granular metadata security.”

To listen to the interview, please click here.

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About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit


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