Author Archives: Christian Brell

BIRT 4.2 released

Version 4.2 of the popular Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Framework (BIRT) has been released last week. Starting with the new version the BIRT Designer is built on top of Eclipse 4 (Juno) and therefore has a slightly different look … Continue reading

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Kettle goes Big Data

Matt Casters, the lead developer of the open source data integration tool Kettle announced that Pentaho is going to open source all Kettle plugins related to big data today. You can now access quite a bunch of your NoSQL databases … Continue reading

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BIRT WebViewer und das Thema Sicherheit

Die Möglichkeiten BIRT in die eigene Anwendung zu integrieren sind vielfältig. Ein Standardszenario ist das ausliefern von BIRT Berichten über einen zentralen Server. Aus diesem Grund bietet das BIRT Projekt bereits eine vorgefertigte Webanwendung zum Download an über die Reports … Continue reading

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BIRT 3.7 is available now

BIRT 3.7 has been released yesterday. To get a impression of new features have a look at: the new and noteable site at eclipse.org

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Toad for MySQL Freeware

MySQL offers a few open source tools which could simplify database development for MySQL databases (e.g. the MySQL Workbench). Nevertheless these tools have their limitations and are not very user friendly (to my mind) if you are used to commercial … Continue reading

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BIRT 2.6.2 out now

BIRT 2.6.2 has been released. The 2.6.2 is the second bugfix release for 2.6. If you want to know what has been fixed in detail you can have a look at the projects bugzilla. The most fixes are chart related. The … Continue reading

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BIRT vs Jasper vs Pentaho

There are a few Open Source Reporting Tools available in the Java world. Of all the options, the three with the most traction seem to be BIRT, Jasper, and Pentaho. So when evaluating open source alternatives for your Java BI … Continue reading

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