In the short white board talk at this link and below, Jacob Cornelius of Pentaho provides a good overview of the Pentaho analytics platform, a platform that encompasses all the elements of an enterprise analytics solution, starting with the Pentaho data integration, the bridge that accesses data where it is and allows the blending of data from any source. This very open approach works well with all other enterprise capabilities and is key for getting data ready for analytics. The Pentaho platform also includes a business analytics server with an analytics engine, a reporting engine and a data integration engine. These enable deployment of solutions via web applications like the Pentaho user console. This empowers users with self-service BI.
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