Pentaho News: Pentaho Open BI Suite 1.2 RC2 Now Available

Pentaho Community Connection


Pentaho Open BI Suite Release Candidate 2 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the second candidate release for version 1.2 of the Pentaho Open BI Suite, the Pentaho Design Studio, and the Pentaho Report Design Wizard. This release contains fixes to problems identified by the community in release candidate 1, as well as fixes to improve overall stability of the platform.

We also are continuing our effort to involve more and more community members in creating the highest quality release possible. Participate in the RC Days initiative by downloading, testing and providing feedback on the latest release candidate in our RC forum . Read more about RC Days and how to participate at http://www.pentaho.org/devzone/ .

A word of caution to our Sourceforge users, Sourceforge is experiencing technical difficulties with some of their mirrors right now, particularly the American mirrors. The other mirrors appear to be solid performers.

Download the latest release candidate at http://www.pentaho.org/download/latest.html and get the latest, most stable Pentaho Open BI Suite yet!


Pentaho Web Site Down For Maintenance September 8, 2006

This Friday Sept. 8, our site is going to be unavailable for several hours due to routine maintenance. We will be available and answering email if there is something urgent you are needing. Of course you can email email us at communityconnection@pentaho.org any time.

This maintenance update may cause some of your bookmarked URLs to no longer function, but the content can be re-bookmarked once the site is back up and running. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this will cause.


Attend the MySQL Web Seminar Featuring Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle)!

Learn more about Pentaho Data Integration from the founder of the Kettle project on MySQL’s web seminar series! Join Matt Casters and the MySQL team as they present best-in-class data integration capabilities and the data warehousing platform to address the critical needs of today's organizations.

In this Web Seminar you will get a look at:

  • Pentaho Data Integration, a mature, popular, and richly functional open source data integration solution
  • Different approaches to organization of information for reporting and analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Why Pentaho-MySQL is the best way to deliver reporting and BI solutions

You can join this web seminar on September 19th, 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 17:00 GMT, by visiting http://mysql.com/news-and-events/web-seminars/etl-using-pentaho-kettle.php .


Get Involved With olap4j, an Open Java API Specification for OLAP

One of the biggest challenges in the business intelligence space today is lack of an OLAP specification for the masses to standardize on. We are very excited to tell you about olap4j, a new initiative to create an open Java specification for OLAP.

Olap4j is an open standard being driven by a consortium of companies and open source projects. Pentaho is proud to participate in this consortium, lending support, expertise and resources to the project. As leaders in the business intelligence industry, it is our commitment to our communities that drives us to help provide a standardized foundation for OLAP, which will enable and encourage the growth of quality OLAP servers, tools and projects.

The specification is now in draft form, version 0.5. Get involved! Visit the olap4j web site at http://www.olap4j.org, join the forum, download the specification, and give the team your feedback. If you are developing an OLAP server, component or application, let's work together to make your project olap4j-compliant.


Pentaho Named in Red Herring's Open Source 20

Pentaho is honored to be named as one of Red Herring's Open Source 20. This list profiles 20 innovative startups that are championing open source.

This latest recognition by Red Herring is one more indication in a long line that Pentaho is on the right track, providing the best business intelligence suite to the world under the commercial open source business model. To read more about Red Herring's Open Source Top 20, visit http://www.redherring.com/article.aspx?a=18126 .

In May of 2006, Pentaho was selected as a winner of the annual “Red Herring 100 North America” award by Red Herring magazine. This list of 100 privately held companies in North America recognizes those that play a leading role in innovating in the technology business.


This Week's Tech Tip: Auditing and Operational Meta-data in Kettle

In this week's compelling tech tip, Matt shows you how to get the answers to a multitude of questions that can come up after a complex Kettle transformation job is in production. Did all complete successfully? How many rows have been processed? Stuff of that sort.
You can get the details at http://www.kettle.be/tips/WeeklyTip9.htm.

===========================================================================
About Pentaho

Thanks for your interest in the Pentaho project and helping us make Open Source Business Intelligence a reality and a great alternative to proprietary closed source vendors! Contact us with comments, suggestions, issues and praise.

For previous issues of this newsletter, visit the Pentaho Community Announcement Archives.

Email: communityconnection@pentaho.org
Forums: http://www.pentaho.org/discussion
Pentaho Community Connection

Pentaho - The Open Source Business Intelligence Company
Direct +1 407-812-OPEN | www.pentaho.org

Posted by Gretchen Moran 2006-09-07