German Federal Police Service uses Pentaho for data warehousing and analyses. With the platform, the agency creates all kinds of security-related statistics.
German Federal Police uses Pentaho as base for calculating important police and security issues such as the number of people crossing the border, requests for asylum, crimes and investigation results. Pentaho holds a key position in the IT landscape of the federal agency as it enables it to fulfill its reporting obligations to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the European border Agency, Frontex, better and faster. Requests from the German Parliament and the country‘s various police departments can also be answered much more quickly.
Michael Becker, Chief Inspector and Technical Director of the Pentaho project for the Federal Police Service, says: „We couldn´t find another product providing better technological possibilities than Pentaho. When testing other solutions we quickly realized that we needed the advantages of open source software. Pentaho is a 100% open system that could be operated from scratch on and adapted very easily o tour requirements and budget.“