Since I probably piqued some interest with this blog, I figured I should post an update…
The folks at Pentaho have released some actual software. I’m head deep in an OWB Paris project so I’ve had ZERO time to have a look. I’d love for anyone who’s had a look to email me and let me know their impressions.
From their release briefing:
Using this release, you will be able to experience the streamlined install process and interact with a number of components and samples.
how to run reports, burst different content to different users, and parameterize reports.
- Business rules
how to include and use business rules in the creation and delivery of content.
how to send the results of a business rule or report creation to an email address, and how to do email bursting.
how to print a report to a selected printer, how to do batch printing, and how to print bursting (applying different report parameters to individual printers).
how to initiate a workflow and pass parameters to it.
how to deliver customized versions of a generic report to different email addresses or printers
how to schedule the actions of the Pentaho BI Platform
- Web Services
how to access the actions of the Pentaho BI Platform using web services
how to organize and describe content to users using Java Server Pages or portlets
Many of the visual features such as wizards – you may have heard discussed or seen demonstrated are not scheduled for delivery until the next milestone release. Please bear this in mind as you use the product.