MySQL has been one of the most popular databases amongst the Pentaho community. We receive questions and comments regularly about setting up and writing solutions for Pentaho on MySQL, which tells me people are putting MySQL to work in the business intelligence space. These questions were the catalyst for our Tech Tips, a collection of very useful how-to's for the Pentaho platform and Pentaho tools.
Today, I published a short tech tip regarding how to move the Pentaho sample data from HSQLDb to MySQL. Not rocket science, yet definitely made much easier with a Kettle transformation donated by Nic Guzaldo - thanks again Nic! Check it out, it's a good example of moving data with Kettle and also is a great utility tool to stick in your Pentaho toolbox. That one transformation can be tweaked to move the Pentaho sample data to just about any JDBC compliant database.
Nic's full contribution is actually a complete reporting solution that comprehensively covers a plethora of Pentaho features - secure filters, parameters, variable replacements, more MySQL 5.0 tricks just to name a few. In my next posts I'll talk more about the "Guzaldo mini-series", look for it!
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- Gretchen Moran
- I have been in the business analytics and Java development space for fourteen years. I started out as a data warehouse developer for a small insurance company in the Midwest, worked for Hyperion Solutions as a software engineer for a number of years, and came in on the ground floor with the guys at Pentaho. I have a history of moving around, so I have enjoyed working with the community, consulting directly with Pentaho customers and partners and coding with the development team. I am now a core developer at Pentaho, working on various projects.