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Pentaho Partners with Melissa to Keep the Data Lake Clean

Melissa delivers clean, enhanced contact data essential to enterprise analytics; Set to showcase new integration as sponsor at PentahoWorld 2015

September 22, 2015, Orlando, FL and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company and Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality solutions, today announced a partnership, creating a set of new data quality plug-ins from Melissa for Pentaho’s big data integration and analytics platform. Melissa’s plug-ins for Pentaho help users quickly move beyond tactical data quality efforts to engage in a broader data governance strategy by combining data quality, data governance, and master data management.

In order to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp it is important to create a data strategy that includes data validation and correction against reference datasets, and extracting entities or data points from the unstructured big data. According to Gartner, “through 2016, less than 10% of self-service BI initiatives will be governed sufficiently to prevent inconsistencies that adversely affect the business.”* Together, Pentaho and Melissa enable organizations to integrate broad cleansing and data verification into the flow of their analytic data pipeline.

“Data Quality is an important milestone along our path to Governed Data Delivery,” said Eddie White, executive vice president of business development, Pentaho. “Melissa is an experienced and trusted vendor that can deliver data quality and governance features to support the entire big data lifecycle.”

“Pentaho’s focus on the importance of data governance mirrors our own, and together we make a powerful partnership,” said Ray Melissa, founder and president, Melissa. “Our plug-ins for Pentaho provides an agile integration point for customers who need broader capabilities to govern and validate data to answer critical business questions.”

The plugs-in are available today through the Pentaho Marketplace. If you are interested to learn more and get started with Pentaho and Data Quality, please contact Pentaho at 1-866-660-7555 or

You can also view a demo live at PentahoWorld in Orlando, Florida October 14-15. Tickets are still available.

*Gartner, Inc., ‘Predicts 2015: Power Shift in Business Intelligence and Analytics Will Fuel Disruption’; Authors: Josh Parenteau, Neil Chandler, Rita L. Sallam, Douglas Laney, Alan D. Duncan; Nov 21 2014