Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Part 3: Easily prototyping your data

Hello everyone. Starting with Part 3 of the Pentaho Video Tutorial series, I will now be using wordpress.com to exclusively post future video tutorials covering the Pentaho BI Suite. The videos available from Wordpress are of a higher quality and are also shareable and download-able directly from the embedded video viewer.

So please navigate here to view Part 3 and Part 4 of this series.

http://michaeltarallo.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Part 2: Configuring Server Side Data Connections - even easier!

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 to note that the Pentaho design tools, such as Report Designer, Schema Workbench, Data Integration and the Metadata Editor can publish content using these server side data source connections that have been configured. (We will cover this in Part 3 of the series) To prepare for this configuration, please have the appropriate vendor specific JDBC Type 4 driver available for the data source you want to connect to. You can obtain them from the database vendor's web site, your DBA, or perhaps the installation location of the RDBMS.

You can view the video inline in this blog, or download the higher quality .wmv (Windows Media Video) to your workstation for local viewing.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Part 1: Installing Pentaho Enterprise Edition 3.6GA - it's that easy

That's right, I said it. It's that easy. I am creating a series of Pentaho related tutorial type videos published exclusively on my blog. This is part 1 of an N part series that will showcase the power, flexibility and extensibility of the Pentaho BI Suite. My goal is to help you evaluate the Pentaho BI Suite with as little frustration as possible. In this 15 min video you will watch me go through the process, of downloading, installing and testing the Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition on an Ubuntu Linux operating system. From start to finish, you will see it is just that easy. The next entry will focus on configuring data sources to be used for content creation. Enjoy!

Para ver esta entrada en español chasque aquí here (Google Translation)
Pour regarder cette entrée en français cliquez sur ici (Google Translation)
Um diese Eintragung auf deutsch anzusehen klicken Sie hier (Google Translation)

You can download the high quality .wmv (Windows Media) here

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