I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new release of the Pentaho Open Source BI suite!Â Â Version 1.6 went GA yesterday and this is certainly exciting news.Â I’ve been so busy with data integration lately that the new release almost came as a surprise to me.
The first thing I wanted to check out is how the Web based Ad-hoc Query and Reporting (WAQR) tool would look like.Â Well, here it is:
For the first ever there is a semantic (metadata) layer available as open source!Â What this means for BI end-users is that reporting just became a lot easier. It was dead simple for me in fact.Â I was able to create a report in a few drags, a few drops and a few clicks.
Make sure to check this outÂ yourself if you are interested.Â I’m sure that this is the beginning of a new era and that the power of open source is going to expand these new features into endless new possibilities for the end-users out there.
Until next time!