Hitachi Finalizes Acquisition of Pentaho to Expand Footprint in IoT and Big Data Analytics

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Pentaho, a data integration, visualization and analytics company.

According to Hitachi, 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, who will now report to Kevin Eggleston, senior vice president of Social Innovation at HDS.

The Pentaho platform will continue to be offered independently and has been integrated by HDS 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.

Through its integration with the Pentaho platform, HDS is now extending its data integration, refinement, monitoring, management, and orchestration capabilities to deliver a sophisticated data analytics stack. This stack powers HDS’ Social Innovation solutions and fuels its “Internet of Things that matter” initiative.

The Pentaho acquisition is the latest in a series that also includes oXya and Pantascene, helping HDS to expand its Social Innovation vision and IoT product roadmap. At its Connect 2015 conference in Las Vegas in April 2015, HDS unveiled new Social Innovation solutions and services, including Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations, Hitachi Clinical Repository for Connected Health, and Hitachi Live Insight Center of Excellence, and delivered updates to its existing solutions for the public safety and telecommunications industries. 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.

Combining its existing capabilities in real-time, time-series and predictive analytics together with Pentaho's data visualization, integration and analysis technologies, HDS says it has enriched the advanced analytics foundation software that powers its Social Innovation solutions. The company said it will continue to 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, which leverage the expertise and the full breadth of products, services and industries served by the Hitachi family of companies.

Pentaho’s data analytics, visualization and integration platform is an integral part of HDS’ advanced analytics foundation, said Eggleston. “We are now primed to aggressively deliver on our unified vision for Social Innovation and the full promise of the Internet of Things that matter, by bringing to market holistic and sophisticated solutions that have the power to transform our customers’ businesses and entire markets, while advancing society as a whole.”