Pentaho news: Introducing the Pentaho Report Designer

Announcing the Pentaho Report Designer

It's full-featured, easy to use, produces reports lightning fast, completely Open Source, and it's HERE!

We are very excited to give you the Pentaho Report Designer, a new addition to the Pentaho Open Source Project based on the acquisition of the product from gridvision engineering GmbH, who had built the designer specifically for use with Pentaho Reporting. The Pentaho Report Designer simplifies and streamlines the report creation process, making it easy for report authors to quickly create sophisticated, visually rich reports in a drag-and-drop authoring environment.

Download the Pentaho Report Designer today at For more detailed information about this release, get the release notes at

To read more about the acquisition, visit

Mondrian Release 2.1 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the latest release of the Pentaho Open Source OLAP Server, Mondrian 2.1.

This release of Mondrian includes some very interesting additions and enhancements: a new distribution that includes an embedded Derby database, allowing newcomers to easily "kick the tires"; architectural changes to support compilation of MDX expressions; support for new MDX functions; a JPivot upgrade; Interbase 6 support and much more.

For details about what is in this release, read the release notes at To get the 2.1 release of Mondrian, visit

This Week's Tech Tip: Creating the Quadrant Sample Using The Pentaho Report Designer

We're so excited to be bringing a robust, full-featured report designer to the community, this week's technical article helps you dive right into the Pentaho Report Designer. We walk through step-by-step how to reproduce a report similar to the Quadrant sample report. At the end of the exercise, you can't help but continue exploring this application, it's very, very cool!

Get started with the Pentaho Report Designer and this week's tip at

Meet Us at JBoss World in Las Vegas, June 12 -15, 2006

Pentaho's Chief Geek, James Dixon, will be presenting at the JBoss user conference, JBoss World, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA!

JBoss World is the largest gathering of JBoss users world-wide and an event that contributes to the evolution of Professional open source. Join Pentaho and the JBoss community for three full days of education, networking and fun with industry luminaries and peers. You can visit the Pentaho team at booth #208.

For more information on JBoss World, go to

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Posted by Gretchen Moran 2006-06-01