The BI Platform consists of the BI Server and the following client tools and add-ons:

The BI Server can be built as a standalone WAR that can be deployed to an existing server, but it is typically bundled by Pentaho with the above-listed tools, plus the Apache Tomcat application server version 5.5, and the MySQL relational database version 5.0. This forms a self-contained, Web-based framework for managing and creating business intelligence solutions.


The BI Platform offers the following functionality:

What's new in 2.0

Version 2.0 is the most dramatic update in the Pentaho BI Platform's history. It encompasses many months of work to improve usability, ease of administration, performance, scalability, and extensibility:

What's new in 3.0

Version 3.0 is an incremental update to the revolutionary BI Suite 2.0. Most of the changes are low-level and behind the scenes, but there are a few big new features: