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July 30, 2012
In honor of the Olympics...here is an Analytical Dashboard I created to compare and contrast the medaling countries from 1976 to 2008. Enjoy. Wayne Johnson Senior Sales Engineer This blog was originally posted Wayne's blog, Business Intelligence in Real Life
September 17, 2010
Ahhhh the Wizard. As defined by Wikipedia (you know, if it is on Wikipedia, it must be true) ... "A magician, sorcerer, witch, or person known under one of many terms who practices magic derived from supernatural sources." Well then, why software developers name the "easy to use" part of the product a "Wizard" I just have no idea. Just call it the "Assistant" or the "Guide me thingamajig" - just don't call it a Wizard unless it is going to read my mind and magically create my report for me! I digress....in Part 4 of this series we will...
July 29, 2010
Prototyping as defined in information systems is: The process of building an example or model of the actual proposed system. It is an iterative process that is part of the analysis phase of the development life cycle. In Part 3 of this tutorial series I will show you how you can easily "prototype" your data within the Pentaho User Console by using the Dashboard Designer and its Data Access component. Part 3 picks up after we have configured our server side Pentaho Data Connections to connect to Oracle and MS SQL Server. In this tutorial I will also cover the...
July 23, 2010
Welcome to Part 2 of the Pentaho Video Tutorial Series. In Part 1 , we covered the installation of the Pentaho BI Suite on an Ubuntu Linux O/S using the Pentaho BI Suite Installer. Many have already experienced how easy it was to download and install, thanks for your comments. (You can obtain the installer from the Pentaho KB or from http://www.pentaho.com/download/ .) In this part we will cover configuring Pentaho server side data connections that can access your traditional RDBMS data sources. In this example I demonstrate adding connections to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. It is important...
July 21, 2010
That's right, I said it. It's that easy. Hello everyone, I am Michael Tarallo, Pentaho Pre-Sales Director. It is an absolute pleasure to be blogging in the Swamp with the rest of the Pentaho crew. Originally I started creating a series of Pentaho related tutorial type videos published exclusively on my blog michaeltarallo.blogspot.com . However, I have also been invited to the Swamp to share my BI technical musings and knowledge with y'all. (no really, I am originally from the North East, I don't ever say y'all) - I thought this would be a great way to share this series...