To deliver this instant and interactive data access & visualization, Pentaho is releasing two new main capabilities in 4.8:1. Pentaho Mobile BI - bringing the full power of the Pentaho Business Analytics to the iPad, and also the power to create new analysis on the go – which is something that is unique to Pentaho. 2. Instaview – the first instant and interactive application for big data. It broadens big data analytics to data analysts, eliminating the need for separate big data visualization tools. We are also further improving the productivity aspects our development tools for big data developers in this release.
What is it that we are announcing for mobile?Pentaho’s full business analytics suite – is now available on the iPad. That includes our interactive dashboards, analysis and a full suite of reporting capabilities. Pentaho is also providing its data discovery and ad hoc analysis on the iPad – to give users the ability to create new reports and analysis from the iPad. Lastly, because Pentaho is 100% web-based, not only its easy to embed into web / mobile apps, but also its deployment is simple. You can access the same reports and dashboards that you created in the office, from your iPad. The nice thing is that the product recognizes that you are accessing the reports / dashboards from an iPad and it renders the reports – so you get native navigation and gestures.
In this release, Pentaho is introducing Instaview. The first instant & interactive analytic application for big data focused on data analysts and data scientists. In just 3 simple steps, you can go from data to visualizations. First, you pick the data source. In the second step, it auto-prepares the data for analytics. And in the 3rd step, it provides interactive visualizations for exploring and discovering trends, anomalies and patterns in data.The simplicity of Instaview – broadens big data to analysts – where they can connect & visualize data from Hadoop and NoSQL data sources – such as MongoDB, Hbase and Cassandra. We have also masked all the complexity of grouping, sorting, and aggregating big and unstructured data sets into something that an analyst can work with. Some great use cases of Instaview are to perform web log analysis or application log analysis.
The benefits Pentaho visual development for big data are in providing:A complete platform from data to analytics. Instead of the disjointed steps that take a couple of months of effort, Pentaho allows you to design & deploy big data projects in just a couple of days. How do we do that? Thru a set of high-productivity visual tools for developing MapReduce jobs as well as data flows from NoSQL data stores. What is new in 4.8 is that we have added visual development for Sqoop and Oozie – Oozie being the workflow scheduler for HadoopSqoop being the bulk import/exporter of data for HadoopLastly – Pentaho not only help you design your big data analytics faster, but also helps you run it faster. Pentaho’s Java-based engine actually can run inside the Hadoop cluster to take advantage of the parallel execution and performance benefits of Hadoop. So there is two sets of benefits here. Its designing and developing jobs faster – 15 times faster – and also running them faster.
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