Information storage and virtualisation company, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), has announced its acquisition completion of data integration, visualisation and analytics company, Pentaho.
Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Pentaho will retain its existing brand and continue to operate independently as “Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company” under the leadership of its CEO, Quentin Gallivan. But Gallivan will now report to HDS social innovation senior vice-president, Kevin Eggleston.
In a statement, HDS stated the Pentaho platform will continue to be offered independently and has been integrated into its advanced analytics foundation software, where it will enhance the company’s existing big data analytics and processing technologies and extend the capabilities of its broader information management product and services portfolio.
According to Eggleston, the acquisition has positioned HDS for IoT and Big Data analytics market leadership.
“Pentaho’s data analytics, visualisation and integration platform is an integral part of our advanced analytics foundation, which is the engine that powers Hitachi Social Innovation solutions.
“We are now primed to aggressively deliver on our unified vision for social innovation and the full promise of the Internet of Things (IoT), by bringing to market solutions that have the power to transform our customers’ businesses and entire markets, while advancing society as a whole,” he claimed.
HDS and Pentaho also recently delivered a new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solution for SAP HANA that enables developers to process and refine big data from any source, at scale.
Eggleston added the company will continue to aggressively expand its footprint in the IoT, OT, M2M and Big Data analytics markets, with plans to introduce new solutions for connected cars, connected energy and other industries.
These solutions will leverage the expertise and the full breadth of products, services and industries served by the Hitachi family of companies.