Monday, July 12, 2010

Business Intelligence with Pentaho

Today I started a new BI (Business Intelligence) project, it had been a long time. It is my first time using Pentaho, an open source BI suite. Pentaho's website is a bit confusing about the various programs and their goals, so I lost some time trying to figure out before I found this nice guide. It explains how the BI server and the design tools work together, and how to use them. Also, Prashant Raju has a great guide that shows how to replace Pentaho's default HSQL database with a more powerful database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL. Infobright looks even more promising.

In other news, I just had a meeting with Liferay's CEO Bryan Cheung to talk about our strategy to make Liferay a success in Japan, and about Thursday's seminar, to which you are all welcome!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Organizing a Liferay seminar

We are organizing a seminar about Liferay, the open source Enterprise portal software described as visionary by Gartner. Liferay Portal powers large companies' public-facing websites with advanced content management features. Behind the scene, Liferay offers companies a "social office" where employees can collaborate efficiently.

Liferay's CEO Bryan Cheung will introduce Liferay, present the roadmap, in particular for the Japanese market.
Aegif recently became the first Liferay Service Partner in Japan.

The seminar will take place at Roppongi Hills, 49th floor, on July 15th 2pm. Free entrance. More info here.