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Better Visualization and Performance with Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5
On April 25, Pentaho delivered Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5, and I had a chance to get a sense of its new features via a demo prepared by Pentaho. Two main

bubble  as well as new scatter/bubble chart visualizations. Pentaho 4.5 also comes with more interactive reporting and visual analytics features. In this regard, Jake Cornelius, Pentaho's Senior VP of Products, says that it delivers interactive visualization and big data integration in a unified pluggable platform that speeds time to business insights for both IT and lines of business. Along with the new visualization features, the Pentaho team worked on improving Pentaho BA’s in-memory cache performance.

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