Case Study: iStockphoto


iStockphoto provides royalty-free stock images at reasonable prices. With over 2 million members, 35,000 contributing artists and 20,000 new images added weekly, iStockphoto has become the world's most visited online stock photography marketplace.

The Challenge

iStockphoto needed a business intelligence platform that could address key business needs in the areas of data integration and reporting.



The Approach

iStockphoto took advantage of Pentaho's popular and affordable subscription support model to address their BI needs and enlisted the skills of Pentaho Certified Partner Inquidia to deliver consulting and training services as part of the deployment. The application is deployed on a Linux server, pulling information from a MySQL database, using a JBoss application server.

"Pentaho provided a robust, open source platform for our sales reporting application, and the ongoing support we needed. The experts at Inquidia provided outstanding services and training, and allowed us to deploy and start generating results very quickly."

- Ken Paulson, Developer/Programmer, Business Intelligence at iStockphoto


The Results

Together, these capabilities help iStock maintain a timely view of top- and bottom-line results. iStockphoto uses Pentaho Data Integration to address their Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) needs, integrating data from different transaction systems into a data warehouse. They also use Pentaho Reporting to deliver regular sales reports to key users across the company.


Read the Pentaho press release here.

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