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SpringSource and Pentaho Announce Technology Partnership to Meet Demand for Business Intelligence Solutions on Spring

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightWednesday, October 8, 2008

SAN MATEO, CA and ORLANDO, FL - October 8, 2008 - Two prominent open source leaders, SpringSource and Pentaho, today unveiled a strategic technology partnership to meet widespread demand for a new generation of business intelligence (BI) and reporting capabilities built upon Spring, the de facto standard in enterprise Java.

Specifically, the companies are enhancing the integration of Pentaho's embeddable reporting and business intelligence capabilities with the SpringSource Application Platform, a collection of products designed to provide the optimal environment to build, run and manage enterprise Java applications that utilize Spring-based technologies. The SpringSource Application Platform includes SpringSource Enterprise that delivers the software, services, and technical support necessary to ensure that organizations develop and run Spring-powered enterprise applications more productively, securely and with the greatest uptime. The Platform also comprises SpringSource dm Server, a completely modular, OSGi-based Java server to run enterprise Java applications and Spring-powered applications with a new degree of flexibility and reliability.

According to Gartner, adoption of open-source BI being used as an enterprise-wide standard platform will triple by 2012.(1) To meet the widespread demand of open source BI applications, Pentaho and Spring will further integrate their respective product lines to equip developers, ISVs, and enterprises with a mature, scalable and proven embeddable open source Java reporting engine. The two organizations will also conduct joint marketing, sales and support activities. Pentaho, the established commercial open source alternative for business intelligence, is also a SpringSource Certified Solution Partner.

"The modular, easy-to-use Spring Portfolio has become the backbone for building and deploying a new generation of enterprise applications, including business intelligence and reporting," said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development for SpringSource. "Our partnership with Pentaho delivers tight integration of SpringSource Enterprise with their powerful reporting capabilities, coupled with dm Server as a deployment option. The integration of our technologies and the ongoing partnership between our companies make this a very attractive offering for developers and enterprises alike."

"Integrated reporting and business intelligence capabilities have become an expected and necessary component of almost any business application," said Lars Nordwall, senior vice president of business development for Pentaho. "Our partnership with Springsource makes it even easier for developers to deliver robust, integrated, and supportable applications with the SpringSource Application Platform."

SpringSource Certified Solutions

Many leading ISVs, OEMs and other vendors have joined SpringSource's rapid-growing ecosystem of partners. SpringSource Certified Solution Partners have integrated their product(s) with Spring or resell SpringSource enterprise products bundled or embedded with their products. In each scenario, SpringSource has certified the integration of Spring and SpringSource software with the partner's solution. For more information on the SpringSource partner programs, visit http://www.springsource.com/partners/.

About SpringSource

SpringSource created, developed and leads Spring, the de facto standard platform to build, run and manage enterprise Java applications. SpringSource is also the leading support provider for Apache Tomcat. SpringSource delivers an end-to-end platform that is designed from the ground up for complete portability and scalability for today's data center and for next-generation virtualized, grid and cloud deployments. Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world's largest financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers. For more information visit: www.springsource.com.

About Pentaho

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 www.pentaho.com.

(1) Gartner, "Who's Who in Open-Source Business Intelligence," Andreas Bitterer, April 2008.


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