Pentaho Community Connection
We are pleased to bring to the Pentaho community a new open source project called “Software Quality Reports for Bugzilla”, an application built on the Pentaho Open BI Suite to provide enhanced reporting and analysis of data from Bugzilla. The new solution gives software development professionals dramatically better insight to improve their quality management processes, and showcases the breadth and power of Pentaho’s open source BI capabilities.
A new SourceForge project has been created to distribute this solution, and to enable community-based evolution of the project. Software Quality Reports is available today and interested users can access the project at http://sourceforge.net/projects/qareports , or link to it from www.pentaho.org/download/latest . The application, as well as the source code are available under the Mozilla Public License and requires the Pentaho 1.2 RC2 or later.
A podcast with the developer of the solution, Nicholas Goodman, provides more details on the project. The podcast is available through the TeleInterActive Press at: http://press.teleinteractive.net/oss/2006/09/14/pentaho_sqr_for_bugzilla .
Forbes magazine September 18th issue contains the following forecast:
"Some industry giants may fall to the ruthless price-cutting of high-tech upstarts. Investors should keep an eye out for what might take their place." Pentaho is at the top of their list of replacement prospects.
Visit http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2006/0918/102c.html?partner=yahoomag to read about Pentaho and the other Forbes proclaimed "Cheap Revolutionaires". For the entire article, visit http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2006/0918/102.html .
Pentaho is a sponsor of EuroOSCON 2006! Join us for a great conference in Brussels, Belgium, September 18th through the 21st.
The O'Reilly European Open Source Convention is where coders, sys admins, entrepreneurs, and business people working in free and open source software gather to share ideas, discover code, and find solutions. At EuroOSCON 2005, nearly 500 delegates took part in sessions and tutorials across eleven technology tracks, learning about the newest features and versions from creators and experts. We anticipate that EuroOSCON 2006 will be even more successful--the place for the open source community to meet up, debate, make deals, and connect face to face with other open source enthusiasts from across the continent and around the world.
To read more about the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention, visit http://conferences.oreillynet.com/euos2006/ .
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 .
Here it is, the long-awaited second half to "Dynamically Generating a Cross Tab Report"!
In Part 2, we pick up where we left off and use the query that we derived in the first article to feed into a Pentaho report template. Actually, we will use several mini templates that demonstrate template re-use and assembling with parameters, very cool stuff. Our template will have several replaceable parameters that will accommodate our variable number of columns, a dynamically generated report title, and a nice name for any output files we generate, should the user choose to output their report to a format such as Excel, RTF, PDF, etc.
This exercise is a giant hand up for Pentaho users who really need to see it all come together - JNDI, dynamic queries, parameter passing, report templates, variable output formats, and much more! You can get the full tech tip at http://www.pentaho.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=178&Itemid=276 .
Great luck and please do send me some feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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