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Palo Global Roadshow 2010 visits London and Manchester

London and Manchester are the two UK destinations of the Palo Global Road Show . The leading open source business intelligence software provider presents Palo 3.1 and the Palo OLAP GPU technology

(PresseBox) (Freiburg im Breisgau, ) Product news like the new version 3.1 of Palo, applications and solutions based on Palo will be showcased at the Palo Global Roadshow 2010 in London on April 22nd and in Manchester on April 28th. The new Palo GPUtechnology, which boosts the performance of queries, will also be presented. Both briefings are free morning events, which also include short Palo starter workshops. To learn more about the Palo Global Roadshow or to register please visit www.paloroadshow.com.

Besides the new 3.1 version of Palo with many new features, enhanced performance and optimized stability is the new Palo OLAP GPU technology the focus of the presentations.

Palo OLAP GPU technology was developed in cooperation with researchers from the University of Freiburg and the University of Western Australia. It is a technology that uses NVIDIA Tesla graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up large data processing jobs for Business Intelligence applications.

In addition to the CPU of the server, Palo OLAP GPU leverages the massively parallel architecture of NVIDIA Tesla GPU and uses their tremendous computing capability to speed up large OLAP aggregations. Modern GPUs come with hundreds of socalled streaming processors and with several Gb of graphics memory that allows us to store analysis and reporting data directly on the GPU. Palo OLAP GPU is available as a rampup version since the beginning of April and will be optimized with a few selected customers under business conditions.

The Palo Global Roadshow visits around 40 cities in 16 countries. Besides Great Britain the roadshow is currently running in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in France. Other countries the roadshow will tour are the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Canada and the United States.

Jedox AG

Jedox, headquartered in Freiburg/Germany, with further offices in Great Britain and France, is one of the leading suppliers of Open Sourcebased Business Intelligence and corporate performance management solutions in Europe.

Palo for Excel extends planning, analysis and reporting processes with Excel to a cost efficient Business Intelligence Solution. Whilst the Excel User Interface remains, Palo's central data storage logic avoids the well known spreadsheet hell.

Palo for Excel includes the powerful OLAP Server Database, plus the Microsoft Excel Addin.

The Palo Suite contains all the Jedox standard applications − OLAP Server, Palo Web access, ETL Server and Palo for Excel − in an extensive platform that can be customised to the client's specific needs. The platform consists entirely of open source products and thus provides a highend BI solution completely free of license. The Palo Suite accommodates the entire range of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management requirements including planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, dashboarding and analysis. The Palo Suite is fully compliant with the web and available as a Software as a Service. Companies successfully using Palo solutions include Bayer, Clariant, Nycomed, Otto Group, media group Süddeutscher Verlag and Vodafone. Jedox has personnel of 60 as well as 100 partners globally.