SQLstream, Pentaho & SQL Power Unleash Powerful Real-Time Business Intelligence Partnership

April 7, 2009. Perez Hilton tweets and then blogs that Lindsay Lohan was just spotted leaving Santa Monica Pier while drinking a Red Bull. Paparazzi swarm the promenade as curious onlookers follow Twitter from their iPhones. Tipped off by their new real-time BI solution, a cutting edge advertising executive receives a mobile alert that there is a spike in Twitter activity about a client. The agency shelves the usual morning Raisin Bran ads for an energy drink campaign, all in real-time. Sales volume surges as the agency establishes web advertising leadership by delivering unique value to their client. The morning ends with executives on their Blackberries discussing the rapid progress made toward KPIs and sales goals while drinking a…….

Fresh off the Pentaho Partner Summit, SQLstream, Pentaho and SQL Power announce a collaborative partnership to deliver actionable, affordable real-time business intelligence. This easily integrated solution will query, triage and analyze high volume data feeds such as Twitter, on the wire, then deliver it via sub-second updates into an executive business intelligence dashboard.

SQLstream’s real-time analytics engine bridges the gap between operational business systems and the data warehouse. Pentaho is the world’s most widely deployed open source business intelligence suite and is based on the open source Mondrian OLAP server. SQL Power is the premier business intelligence and data migration consultancy in Canada, specializing in the implementation of cost effective BI solutions.

“Committed to open-source and open standards, the SQLstream, Pentaho & SQL Power alliance will break down the barriers that have prevented business leaders from capitalizing on their data,” said Damian Black, CEO of SQLstream. “We do more than monitor ad campaigns in real-time. SQLstream enables continuous revenue optimization by enabling ad campaigns to be adjusted in real-time, while at the same time optimizing pricing, catching fraud, detecting service failure and recognizing customer disaffection. By processing the data continuously in real-time, the classic ELT/ETL bottlenecks are removed from the data warehouse.”

“Enterprises need more from their data warehouses but can not afford to be locked into expensive and proprietary architectures,” said Lance Walter, Vice President of Marketing at Pentaho, the open source business intelligence leader. “Pentaho, SQLstream & SQL Power are dedicated to the open architectures that have become a non-negotiable requirement for enterprise software.”

“In this tough economic climate, now more than ever, companies need real time business intelligence in order to improve efficiencies and quickly react to changing market conditions. The integration of SQL Stream’s real-time technology, Pentaho’s OLAP technology and SQL Power’s Wabit Dashboard functionality will deliver affordable, real time performance metrics to progressive organizations around the world,” said Sam Selim, President of SQL Power. “Together, SQL Power, Pentaho & SQLstream can help clients react to new information and fresh business opportunities in real time, thus improving performance on key metrics and positively impacting their bottom line.”

Both SQLstream and Pentaho executives will be speaking at the 2009 MySQL Conference and Expo, April 20th – 23rd in Santa Clara, California. On Tuesday at 11:55 a.m., Pentaho (booth #308) will explain “MySQL Data Warehousing.” On Wednesday at 10:50 a.m., SQLstream (booth #117) will present a technical session on “Eliminating MySQL Bottlenecks with Continuous ETL” as part of the Products & Services track. To see a demo of the Real-Time Twitter BI application, attend SQLstream’s session or visit SQLstream at booth #117 and have yourself a Red Bull.

About SQLstream, Inc.

SQLstream is making the real-time enterprise possible, enabling business decisions based on up to the minute information. Using the industry standard SQL language, SQLstream executes queries before data reaches the warehouse. Built on open source technologies, SQLstream enhances existing business intelligence solutions while maximizing the value received from your organization’s data warehouse when really urgent analytics are required. SQLstream’s investors and advisors include Bob Frankenberg, former CEO of Novell and current Board Member at National Semiconductor, Dick Watts, former member of Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Committee and Duane Zitzner, former HP Executive. SQLstream is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is on the web at www.sqlstream.com.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world’s leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho’s commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho’s inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho’s products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.

About SQL Power

Founded in 1988, SQL Power Group is a leading Business Intelligence software and consulting firm. Our proven methodology, highly skilled consultants and our use of state-of-the-art open source productivity tools have delivered Business Intelligence solutions of the highest quality to value-oriented clients. SQL Power’s dedication and ingenuity have established us as the premier Business Intelligence and Data Migration solution provider in Canada. For more information, visit www.sqlpower.ca.