Pentaho announces on-demand BI; issues 72-Hour challenge

Addresses Business Need for Rapid, Flexible and Low-Cost BI Solutions

Orlando, FL, June 8, 2010 – Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced its secure, flexible On-Demand BI Suite Subscription that removes critical barriers to BI adoption by giving the customer complete control over how the solution is deployed and managed—by Pentaho, by the customer, or by both. In addition, Pentaho announced the availability of an on-demand evaluation environment, allowing enterprises to easily test drive the Pentaho BI Suite with their own data without requiring any of their own hardware and personnel assets. To launch the new service, Pentaho Services is offering the 72-Hour Challenge where businesses provide Pentaho with their own data and Pentaho will have a full evaluation project up and running within 72 hours including key performance indicators and relevant dashboards. The solution will then remain online for three weeks during which time the customer can fully explore and expand the solution at their convenience.

While most companies recognize that they need business intelligence to make optimal business decisions, many simply don’t have the time or internal business and IT resources to commit to the new application initiative. Pentaho's On-Demand BI solutions overcome these barriers and reduce the friction associated with a BI deployment by enabling companies to choose the right level of involvement depending on their specific needs. They can develop and administer the infrastructure and the BI application themselves or have Pentaho handle any portion of the deployment or application management. Plus, Pentaho's On-Demand BI Subscription is deployed via a virtual system image which eliminates any portability issues should the customer decide to move their BI Suite to their on-premise infrastructure. With today's announcement, Pentaho is bringing the best of on-demand and full service application management together, and delivering on the promise of Agile BI.


Best of Both Worlds – Customers are up and running quickly without the need for internal IT resources, yet they get all the power of the on-premise Pentaho BI Suite; all of the same powerful design, analysis and administration tools.

No Lock-Up – Unlike typical SaaS offerings, our customers can migrate their On-Demand BI Suite to their own premise at any time.

Scalable, Extensible Infrastructure – Customers can add CPUs, RAM, disk space and bandwidth as needed.

Predictable Costs – Services are offered based on a flat monthly subscription fee with no resource metering. Customers can increase or decrease the infrastructure capacity as needed.

Available Professional Services – Services include infrastructure design, dimensional modeling, iterative solution development, operational deployment, infrastructure management, application management, and the full set of Pentaho professional services.

Flexible, Secure and Dependable – The Pentaho On-Demand BI infrastructure is hosted in managed Level 4 data center facilities with “5-9’s” reliability of hardware, network and infrastructure. The infrastructure is fully SAS 70 Type II-compliant.


“In a matter of days I’m now able to show the power of BI to more people at my company,” said Robert Clark, vice president of development at 4Sight Business Intelligence Solutions. “It’s infinitely easier to get approval on BI projects and get the right information into users’ hands with this on-demand solution. Not only do we have access to the full Pentaho suite, but we can more easily test and expand the project, and it’s still at a fraction of the cost and time that proprietary BI vendors would require.”

“Pentaho’s On-Demand BI subscription is a major step forward in our Agile BI initiative, and a leap over competitors. Our On-Demand BI solution provides the power of Pentaho’s full BI Suite to deliver critical business intelligence to more people at more organizations faster and at dramatically less cost,” said Dave Henry, vice president of services at Pentaho Corporation. “Meanwhile, companies still sitting on the sidelines because they can’t see the tangible benefits of investing in a BI solution can now use our On-Demand BI evaluation services to explore the possibilities hidden in their own data.”

For more information about Pentaho’s On-Demand BI Solution and the 72-Hour challenge visit Read blog from Pentaho CEO, Richard Daley, “On-Demand or On-Premise: Yes, Please”

Multimedia elements such as headshots, screenshots and demonstrations can be found in Pentaho’s digital newsroom.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the open source business intelligence leader. Thousands of global organizations deploy Pentaho software to make faster and better business decisions that positively impact their bottom lines. Pentaho provides a comprehensive BI suite that includes capabilities for data integration/ETL, modeling, data mining, analysis, reporting and dashboards. The Pentaho BI suite supports the company’s Agile BI initiative, which enables organizations to build BI applications more quickly, respond to business changes more easily and expedite time-to-value for up to 90% less cost than traditional BI vendors. Pentaho was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA. For more information, visit

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