Pentaho Excellence Awards

2014 Award Winners

Ruckus Wireless

Platform Innovation - Ruckus Wireless

Disrupting the wireless/telecommunications industry is no small task. Wireless users have come to expect Wi-Fi performance to be inconsistent and unreliable. To counter this, Ruckus Wireless sought to harness the power of semi-structured data and deliver analytics as a service to their customers. Ruckus Wireless’ software-based reporting, data repository and analytics engine, SmartCell Insight, gives a one-of-a-kind view to “the internet of Wi-Fi” empowering network operators to determine the long-term health and behavior of their Wi-Fi networks. Unlike traditional element management systems that provide limited reporting and data collection over days or months, Ruckus SmartCell Insight is based on big data technology and storage innovations found in columnar database repositories. These repositories are used to simplify the collection, storage and manipulation of vast amounts of network data. Leveraging technologies such as Hadoop, HP Vertica and Apache Kafka, Ruckus Wireless pushes the boundaries of Pentaho’s full platform, including embedding Pentaho into their software. Ruckus Wireless now helps their 40,000+ worldwide end customers make data-informed decisions, increasing their customers’ ROI and their own through faster development of improved product features. As pioneers dedicated to pushing the technology industry forward, Ruckus Wireless donates much of the technology they develop back to the Pentaho Community.