Pentaho News: Best-in-Class Data Mining Joins Pentaho

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Pentaho Adds Best-in-Class Data Mining - the Weka Project!

Pentaho is excited to announce the latest addition to the Pentaho Open BI Suite, the Weka Project! Weka is an open source data mining and predictive analytics package, developed by the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Pentaho’s acquisition of the Weka project is the latest chapter in a series of initiatives designed to accelerate the development of best-in-class, integrated open source BI projects. Weka is a natural fit with Pentaho, adding data mining capabilities to the broad range of business intelligence features that the suite already provides, such as ETL, reporting, OLAP and analysis features.

Effective immediately, the Weka project is downloadable from as well as from under the GNU General Public License. In addition, Pentaho has launched the first-ever live forum for interaction among Weka project community members at

Pentaho Makes the Top Ten Free Enterprise Applications has compiled the list of top ten most downloaded enterprise applications from Sourceforge, and Pentaho once again makes the list! With over 400,000 downloads in a short 15 months, the Pentaho project continues to be the most popular open source business intelligence suite. is a one-stop destination for executives seeking e-business knowledge. To read the full article from, visit .

Pentaho Fall 2006 Partner Seminar Series; Community Invited!

We are pleased to announce a partner-led seminar series that brings the expertise of Pentaho’s partners, as well as the world’s most popular open source BI suite to the Pentaho community and potential users around the world.

Since launching the Pentaho Partner Program earlier this year, Pentaho has added more than two dozen partners on 5 continents, and has shown a commitment to joint market development with partners including training, knowledge-sharing, and go-to-market support. Pentaho partners now want to share that expertise with the Pentaho community through a series of seminars and events, planned throughout the fall season around the world.

To see the schedule of events and find a Pentaho partner seminar event near you, visit .

Pentaho Data Integration Training Offered in Germany, November 13th - 15th

Pentaho partner Proratio is pleased to offer three one-day Pentaho Data Integration training sessions in Mainz, Germany, on November 13th, 14th and 15th, 2006.
The three sessions are tailored for specific audiences. The first session provides an introduction to Pentaho Data Integration and hands-on lab exercises prepared to show students how to use Pentaho Data Integration effectively. The second session is for the developer, introducing students to the Pentaho Data Integration code, how to build custom plugins, and how to contribute to the project. The third session addresses the ProSAPCONN Pentaho Data Integration plugin.

Sign up for Pentaho Data Integration with Proratio today! For pricing and registration information, visit

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Posted by Gretchen Moran 2006-09-20

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