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AJAX-based integration with Google Maps recognized by Google

Orlando, USA, 14 December 2006 – Pentaho Corp., creator of the popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, announced the Google Code (https://code.google.com) is featuring Pentaho’s AJAX-based integration with the Google Maps API. Pentaho’s example was selected as a compelling and innovative example of the flexibility and power of the Google Maps API.

With the new map-based visualization capabilities powered by Pentaho and Google Maps, location-based metrics can be tied to maps superimposed on Pentaho’s graphical dashboards in order to accelerate and enrich the analysis process.

The combination of Pentaho’s charts and other graphically expressed metrics with visual geographic information can help companies rapidly identify regions associated with certain customer behaviors or spending patterns, aid in site selection for business expansion, zero in on location-based business opportunities, and gain other insights that are difficult to see in a traditional report or spreadsheet.

“It’s great to see companies like Pentaho in the open source community creating Google mashups,” said Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager at Google. “Pentaho’s integration demonstrates some of the many exciting ways Google’s modules can enhance open source applications.”

Pentaho is the first and only BI company to provide live, interactive integration with Google Maps, reflecting the ability of Pentaho’s technology platform and professional open source business model to deliver faster innovation compared to proprietary BI vendors. For more information, please see https://code.google.com

– About Pentaho
Pentaho provides a full spectrum of business intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it a popular open source BI suite.

Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian, and Weka. Pentaho’s technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, financial reporting, KPI dashboards, supply chain analytics, and operational reporting. For more information, visit www.pentaho.org.