Pentaho & Big Data Ecosystem - Live Seminar


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Pentaho & Big Data Ecosystem – Live Seminar will be focused on the next generation of Business Intelligence & Big Data technologies such as Pentaho, Red Hat, Mongo DB, Hadoop and Vectorwise – solutions designed to extract economic value from large volumes of data. This event is free and the number of attendees is limited and shall be valid only if expressly confirmed by Xpand IT.


This initiative aims to introduce some of the best open source tools and methodologies used by several Fortune 500 companies to create business value through correct data management.

In this session we’ll cover topics such as:

  • Introduce Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0;
  • Big Data challenges and opportunities;
  • The next generation applications for big data & analytics;
    • Distributed Databases – Hadoop/ Cloudera;
    • Analytic Databases – Vectorwise;
    • NoSQL Databases – Mongo DB.

Join the conversation: #PentahoBigDataEcosystem



Participation Conditions

The free participation in this event is exclusive for end customers. The registration must be done using the form on the right side or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The registration is valid only after Xpand IT confirmation.

If you do not receive a confirmation within 48 hours, please contact us by phone: +351 21 896 71 50 or e-mail





Reception & Welcome Coffee


Welcome & Introduction

Paulo Lopes - Partner & Chief Commercial Officer, @Xpand IT

Pentaho Session - The Full Power of Business Intelligence


Introduction Pentaho 5.0 - Live Demo

Any Data, Any Analytics, Simplified. Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0, purpose-built for the future of analytics, provides an open, unified platform  to access, integrate and blend any data, in any environment, across a full spectrum of analytics. This presentation corresponds to a live demo of the Pentaho Business Analytics with special enpahsis on what is new on Pentaho 5.0.

Ricardo Pires - BI Division Manager & Pentaho Official Trainer, @Xpand IT


Sparkl: End to End integration with Pentaho

BI Solutions sometimes are required to do more than analyzing data, you can use that information to act upon the outside world and close the loop. During this presentation we will see how to use Sparkl, a plugin that has just been released, enabling to easily create screens that allow you to take actions. During this demo the Mongo DB plugin from Pentaho will be leveraged to show how we can even integrate with NoSQL databases.

Pedro Martins - Head of Implementations, @Webdetails - Pentaho


AIRC Study Case – The Importance of Data for the Financial Management in the Government Institutions

In times of economic crisis and scarce resources, it is necessary to ensure that all business managers use the best practices to promote efficiency and reduce costs. Doing more with less is increasingly a matter of survival.As a leader in software development for Portuguese Public Administration, AIRC will be present their study case - BI solution named "biairc", able to meet new business goals in the Municipalities and local government institutions.

Download Success Case - Datasheet

Ricardo Riquito - Marketing & Commercial Director, @AIRC


Coffee-Break & Networking

Big Data Session – Transforming Information in Business Value


The Big Data Challenge

How Big Data is a changing businesses and society? Where is the gold in all of that data and how can it improve productivity, profitability, competitive advantage, and personal efficiencies?

André Simões - BI Architect and Big Data Evangelist, @Xpand IT

Big Data Tech Talks


Red Hat Storage Overview

Alexandre Kusic - Storage Business Development Manager, @Red Hat



Unconstrained Analytics in the Age of Data – Delivering High-Performance Analytics with ParAccel SMP

We live in the Age of Data. Now more than ever, it is crucial that organizations can connect, analyze and act on the vast amounts of data that surrounds them in order to succeed long-term.  This session will discuss the Age of Data and how companies can deploy technology such as Actian ParAccel SMP, a fast analytic database platform that runs on standard hardware, in order to run sophisticated, unconstrained analytics on massive amounts of data (structured, unstructured, Hadoop etc) and turn their data into business value.

Christian Raza - Director of Sales SEMEA, @Actian Corporation



From Zero to Hadoop

Hadoop has made it possible to get affordable scalability and tackle big data applications never possible with traditional data technologies. In today’s hyper-connected world where more and more data is being created every day, Hadoop’s breakthrough advantages mean that businesses and organizations can now find value in data that was recently considered useless.

André Simões - BI Architect and Big Data Evangelist, @Xpand IT (on behalf of @Cloudera)


MongoDB: Operational BigData Database

MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database due to a plenitude of reasons, open source, general purpose, document oriented database supported by a large community and educational platform. It's horizontal scalability features allows this to fit in the operational big data scenarios where the business needs point to realtime analytics and ever-increasing data sets. This talk will focus on the usage of MongoDB for big data operational purposes and why it's ideal to be used in such scenarios. Also integration with other notable big data technology out there like Hadoop and BI tools.

Norberto Leite - Senior Solutions Architect, @MongoDB.


Open Discussion

Final Raffle

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Win 1 Tablet!*

HP Slate 7 2800 (Silver)

Display: 7" TFT LCD Module with capacitive 5 points Touch
Microprocessor : 1.6GHz Dual-Core Rockchip RK3066
Memory: 8GB
Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

*Valid for all participants who fill the survey handed out at the opening of the event. The raffle will be held in the end of the seminar.

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