Breeding a Babel Fish for Internet of Things analytics

Babel Fish Once popped into someone’s ear, the Babel Fish, the fabled universal translating animal from the Douglas Adams’  famous trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, could translate the language of any sentient being in the galaxy into the language of that individual. Anyone could then communicate with anyone.Quentin Gallivan, the CEO of Pentaho – now a division of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) –  knew nothing of said fabled fish, but he likes the analogy as for he now sees Pentaho as the Babel Fish of the Internet of Things (IoT) – and a lot more for that matter: When it comes to machine data, yeah, I like Babel Fish, we’ll have to use that. It’s really about that adaptive layer that takes all the different formats and devices.…


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