Hitachi Vantara

Today September 19, 2017, Hitachi Vantara was announced, it is a new business entity that will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho.

So we’ll be saying both Pentaho and Vantara for a while to refer to this BI suite.  🙂

This is the press release:

The main new Site:

And new twitter account to follow:

The Community Edition at Sourceforge: with the Hitachi Logo and title “Hitachi Vantara | Pentaho”. The wiki in

Data integration is still “PDI” or “Kettle” in the community area:

It seems (#HitachiNEXT) they’ve got a nice business and consulting strategy. Lets see what they do with the original Open Source philosophy.


Pentaho 6.1

As it was announced by Pentaho-Hitachi, version 6.1.01 was realeased on the 9th of april of 2016 in EE and CE editions. Data IntegrationBusiness Intelligence ServerReport DesignerPentaho Metadata and Big Data Shims.

There are lots of fixes: 179 of 180 issues have been resolved in PDI, 59 of 59 issues for the BI Server and 14 of 14 issues for the PRD.

These are the main improvements acording to Pedro Alvez: Services, ODBC, metadata injection, several steps improvement and enabling tests in the BI server from the PDI, this was lost since studio went down the tube.

Steps for upgrading must be the same as previously posted. If not I will get back to you and annote this post. [Which is very much unlikely].