Community Connection: New Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Reporting Releases Available
We are proud to announce the release of Pentaho Data Integration 2.4. This exciting new release features significant improvements in performance, scalability and ease-of-use.
Highlights of this release include:
Remote monitoring and execution of transformations
Unified job and transformation editor
Numerous new steps and transformation objects
*And much, much more...
Thanks to all of our contributors who helped in the development and testing
of this fantastic new release.
Download Pentaho Data Integration 2.4 at http://www.pentaho.org/download/ today!
Matt, Kettle Founder and Chief Architect
We're happy to tell you that Pentaho Report Designer 1.2 RC1 is now available for download at http://www.pentaho.org/download/latest. We would really like to get as much testing and feedback as possible from everyone to make this the best release possible, so please feel free to hit the forums at http://forums.pentaho.org/forumdisplay.php?f=142
with your bug reports, questions and comments!
Highlights of Pentaho Report Designer 1.2:
Pentaho Reporting maintenance release 0.8.8-01 is now available http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ckage_id=45618 from Sourceforge.net. This release stabilized greatly the new subreporting features, as detailed in the release notes http://sourceforge.net/project/shown...group_id=51669. Note that the subreporting functionality is not yet available in the Pentaho platform or design tools.
If you missed the release last month, The Pentaho Reporting 0.9.x codeline is ushering in the new era of reporting. This release is a full rewrite of the old codebase, incompatible with all previous releases, and as of yet, incompatible with the Pentaho platform. With this release, we shift our reporting paradigm from absolutely-positioned, banded reports into document oriented reports. This month, we have released Pentaho Reporting 0.9.0-02 http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ckage_id=45618, the first maintenance release to provide fixes to our 0.9.x codeline. Fixes include stabilizing subreports, better support for empty datasets and much more.
Try it out http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ckage_id=45618 and give your feedback in the forums http://forums.pentaho.org/forumdisplay.php?f=125!
Next up on the Pentaho Reporting 0.9.0 roadmap - Charting.
For the charting, we are currently in the process of collecting the requirements for the chart-components. It would be a great help to get you, the reporting community, to send our feedback, suggestions and feature requests http://forums.pentaho.org/forumdisplay.php?f=125, so that the result is closer to the user's needs.
At the moment, Thomas, the project founder and lead architect, is planning to include chart-backends for:
What we are looking for? FEEDBACK http://forums.pentaho.org/forumdisplay.php?f=125!
And more generally:
What do our users expect from a reporting engine?
What can be improved on today's reporting engine (any engine!)?
The Data Warehouse Institute recently interviewed Pentaho CEO Richard Daley, inquiring about the affairs and future of Open Source Business Intelligence. Tune in to this TDWI Radio News interview http://www.esj.com/business_intellig...torialsID=8302 to learn:
What's included in Pentaho's technology stack
Which companies are using Pentaho's tools
How Daley & Co. make their money
How far down the road Pentaho is looking
For the past 16 years, the Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient. This year, Pentaho has been chosen as a finalist in the Enterprise Tools category!
Dr. Dobb's Awards and Events Manager Rosalyn Lum comments "Competition to stay ahead is fierce and competition fosters innovation. This year's Jolt Award finalists represent those companies that keep innovation alive."
Congrats Pentaho team and Pentaho community! The final selections will be announced in March at the 20th Software Development Conference & Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Go here http://dmnnewswire.digitalmedianet.c...fterinter=true for the whole story.
Two super tech tips published this month - thanks to Mike and Chris for making the effort to share their expertise with the rest of us!
MDX Calculations:Set Functions
Using AJAX to Drive Dependent Report Parameters
It's not too late to sign up for February training sessions with Pentaho. Pentaho Training sessions offer the fastest route to becoming a "solution-ready" developer with the Pentaho Open BI Suite.
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Not sure where to find all the tools you need to be a committer in the Pentaho projects? Here's an on-ramp to contributing to the projects, the locations of the core tools of a successful Pentaho developer:
Where do you start? Email firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com].
As announced roughly a year ago, we are planning to rebrand JFreeReport to make it part of Pentaho Reporting. This change should be non-disruptive, and will not affect the projects java namespace or technical documentation.??What you will see is a new logo, a changed community subdomain, and high-level references to Pentaho Reporting rather than JFreeReport.??This change is being made in partnership with jfree.org, and the jfreechart project to avoid potential community confusion.
Thank you for your patience while we make the transition.
Pentaho Software Developer
Tell us a little about your engineering career to date.
I started my career at GE Research, where I worked on projects ranging from
aircraft engine expert systems to medical informatics focused on predicting
When did you first become interested in open source?
Back in college, I started dabbling with Linux for my server needs.
Since then, I've released most of my spare time software projects as open
source. Two projects that I'm most proud of are JAIMBot, a AOL IM Robot
architecture and and ImageIM, a plugin for GAIM that allows people to send
screenshots easily over IM.
What projects do you work on at Pentaho?
My focus to date has been working within Pentaho's BI Platform, specifically
user interface and security enhancements.
What do you like most about working for Pentaho?
My favorite part about working here are the people I work with. The
engineers here are top notch and their passion for open source is
infectious. We work together in an open lab environment, which makes each
day extremely entertaining.
What do you do in your spare time?
In addition to spending time with my wife and son, I'm always coming up with
ideas to work on in my spare time. One of my favorite hobbies is
BattleBricks, a competitive Lego robotics group that I started with a group