Google Goodies and Lego

Dear Kettle friends,

Will Gorman and Mike D’Amour, Senior Developers at Pentaho, are presenting Pentaho’s Google integration work at the Google I/O Developer Conference. (at the Sandbox area to be specific)   Yesterday, Pentaho announced that much.

Here are a few of the integration points:

  • Google maps dashboard (available in the Pentaho BI server you can download)
  • A new Google Docs step was created for Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition
  • Running (AVI, 30MB) the Pentaho BI server on Android
  • A new Google Analytics step was created for Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition
  • Since version 2.0, the Pentaho BI server depends heavily on Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

To top that off, Will twittered about this new Lego bar-chart + logo they created for the conference:

UPDATE: now with building instructions and action video!

We are all soooo proud of them!

Until next time,


PDI 3.2.0 went stable

Dear Kettle friends,

Because there were so many people wondering what GA or even “Generally Available” meant, we renamed the thing to “Stable”.  So the stable production ready version of Pentaho data integration 3.2.0 now is called 3.2.0-stable.  Go figure.

In any case, Pentaho Data Integration 3.2.0 is generally available on sourceforge over here.

We changed a lot of things in that release, from small visual improvements in the hop color schema to larger changes behind the covers with things like named parameters.

Other pet peeves that changed are for example the Table Output step where we now (finally!) are capable of specifying individual fields to be stored.  The Dimension Lookup/Update step got an upgrade as well with support for cache pre-loading, alternative algorithms for date ranges, current row flag and much more.  Obviously, we got a whole batch of new steps.  Simple steps were added like “Replace values in string” or the ultra-fast User Defined Java Expression.

For an overview of the changes, have a look at the What’s new in 3.2 page on the wiki.

Enjoy this release & thank you all for your continued support and help,