Pentaho, which specializes in open source business intelligence (BI) applications, today announced
far-reaching integration plans involving its platform and Apache Hadoop. As we've noted before
, business intelligence software is on the rise, with numerous other open source players in the space, including Jaspersoft, Actuate, and others. Meanwhile, Hadoop is playing an increasing role
in the "Big Data" trend, where organizations of all stripes are interested in mining large data sets. Pentaho is wise to embrace Hadoop for several reasons.