Author Archives: Christian Brell

Forrester Wave Open Source Business Intelligence

Actuate (the people behind BIRT) gives you access to the results of the current Forrester Wave for Open Source Business Intelligence. Forrester Wave is done by Forrester, a company that evaluates and compares available software and technologies ending up in … Continue reading

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Pentaho BI Stack showcase website

Pentaho Pre Sales director Michael Tarallo and some of his collegues set up a showcase webpage for Pentaho BI Stack. The Pentaho BI showcase is a resource that should streamline the effectiveness of the Evaluation/Selection process of Pentaho for your … Continue reading

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Kettle Franchising Factory

When working with a data integration tool to move and transform data from source a to destination b you are often forced to rewrite basic things over and over again.  The data integration tool Kettle with its visual job and … Continue reading

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Auto-Documentation for Kettle Jobs/Transformations

Kettle Transformations and Jobs are stored as XML, so why not generating a documentation out of it using Kettle itself? The Kettle Cookbook project provides out with a Job and a set of Transformations that open all Kettle Transformation and … Continue reading

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Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) v4 preview available

Pentaho released a preview version of Kettle 4 today. Besides a lot of new features and enhancements (new step types, repository enhancements, enhanced logging infrastructure, scheduling dialog, …) the graphical interface Spoon to design transformations and jobs has been enriched with reporting/olap … Continue reading

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BIRT 2.5.2 released

BIRT 2.5.2 has been released last week. Besides a lot of bugfixes a nice feature has been added to the BIRT report designer:  In previous releases the birt report engine added all java projects to the classpath of the birt … Continue reading

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