I spent the later part of last week in beautiful Menlo Park, CA at Pentaho's Partner Summit. In addition to all of the "life is good" talk, there was some real exciting presentations.
We heard from Brian Senseman about his experience deploying Pentaho in the Cloud.
We also heard from Larry Augustin about the health of the open source business model. Given the source the is not a surprising perspective. However it was backed up with several sources of facts. The message was that open source software like Pentaho is here to stay.
We saw the preview of Pentaho's Dashboard Designer where a business user can create a dashboard within 90 seconds. Now that is impressive.
The moral of the story is the Pentaho's Business Intelligence Platform has had an impressive past and is poised for an even more exciting future. I for one, am thrilled to be a part of it all.