Pentaho Community Connection
Mondrian 2.2RC1 is now available for download! The release includes a new Pentaho Cube Designer, as well as numerous performance and scalability enhancements.
Pentaho Cube Designer allows administrators to quickly design and deploy OLAP applications. Its wizard-driven, graphical user interface walks administrators through the steps of connecting to relational data sources, defining analytical dimensions, and identifying measures or “facts” for analysis.
Mondrian 2.2RC1 also contains enhancements designed to improve performance and scalability, and deliver optimal performance across a wide variety of production configurations. These enhancements include improvements for handling large dimensions in Oracle databases, and SQL optimizations for the MySQL database.
Download the latest Mondrian release and the new Pentaho Cube Designer from http://www.pentaho.org/download/latest .
The Pentaho web team is pleased to announce the launch of updated web site navigation and branding for several of our projects - Mondrian, JFreeReport, and Kettle!
By moving to one common navigation for these projects, we hope to help our community jump from project to project more seamlessly. Over time you will also notice the organization of content within each project more closely align, making it even easier to find content where you would expect to see it.
Our goal is to provide an environment that makes communicating with the Pentaho team and contributing to the Pentaho projects compelling, comfortable and fun! The new home pages are one step toward offering integrated, scalable, full-featured web tools to the communities that support the Pentaho projects.
The Pentaho web team has been busy over the past few months making improvements to the Pentaho web site, both for looks and for performance. The team managed to move the entire web site to a faster, more secure, more stream-lined architecture with virtually no loss of site availability in September. The new web sites for Mondrian, JFreeReport and Kettle are a major milestone for October.
Use the following links to bookmark the new web sites, and remember to update your old bookmarks that have changed!
Join Julian Hyde, founder of the Mondrian project, and the MySQL team for "OLAP for MySQL using Pentaho Mondrian", Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 17:00 GMT.
In this Web Seminar you will get a look at:
The Mondrian OLAP project, which provides high-performance, interactive OLAP on top of MySQL
OLAP technologies including dimensional data models, query languages, and OLAP schemas
Why Pentaho-MySQL is the best way to deliver OLAP and analytical solutions
Register now for this webinar at http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/web-seminars/mysql-olap-pentaho-mondrian.php .
Please join the Pentaho team in welcoming Optaros, a proven consulting services company with deep expertise in open source technology, to the Pentaho Partner Program.
An active and contributing participant in the global open source community, Optaros helps organizations assemble and deploy next generation internet applications. Optaros’s unique application assembly approach goes beyond the traditional “build versus buy” decision to maximize agility, cost efficiency, and speed of delivery. This innovative approach has delivered success for Optaros clients around the globe including Swisscom Mobile, Biogen, and The New York Times.
For more about Optaros, go to http://www.optaros.com. To read the full partner press release, visit http://www.pentaho.org/news/releases/20061010_optaros_joins_pentaho.php .
This tech tip covers two powerful features in the action sequence that help platform users build flexible, secure, scalable solutions. The tip covers the If Statement, a conditional component, and the PREPARE statement, an alternative method of replacing parameters in an SQL where clause.
This short read is a must for all Pentaho platform developers and users. Try it out at http://community.pentaho.org/techtip/articles/if_statement_prepare_building_solutions.php .
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