SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation

September 10, 2009 08:00 ET

New Book "Pentaho Solutions" Available From John Wiley & Sons

Comprehensive Guide Offers Complete Resource for Implementing BI and Data Warehousing With Pentaho and MySQL

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Pentaho Corporation, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced the availability of the book "Pentaho Solutions: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing with Pentaho and MySQL" (ISBN: 978-0-470-48432-6, Paperback: 648 pages). This book is a cooperative work by the independent authors Jos van Dongen, a self-employed consultant with over 18 years of experience in BI, and Roland Bouman, BI developer and former certification and training course developer at MySQL AB / Sun Microsystems. "Pentaho Solutions" is published by John Wiley & Sons and available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, and Wiley. Wiley has published many authoritative titles in BI and data warehousing including "The Data Warehouse Toolkit" and "Building the Data Warehouse."

Within minutes, this book gets you up and running with the latest version (3.5) of the Pentaho BI Suite, enabling business users to experience example reports, dashboards, and OLAP pivot tables. A clear sample business case with step-by-step examples goes hand-in-hand with an in-depth exploration of Pentaho's concepts and architecture, helping you learn how to install, use, and maintain Pentaho to build BI and data warehousing solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional proprietary BI and data warehousing software.

Highlights include:

--  Designing, building, populating, and maintaining a data warehouse with
    Pentaho Data Integration and MySQL
--  Designing and deploying reports, charts, OLAP models and metadata, and
    delivering information on a set schedule or via user subscription
--  Creating and using interactive OLAP pivot tables with drill up/drill
    down using Pentaho Analysis (Mondrian OLAP Server)
--  Summarizing and presenting BI content for business users with
    comprehensive dashboards
--  Discovering and exploring patterns in data using Pentaho Data Mining
--  Understanding and applying Pentaho and data warehousing concepts
    including action sequences, the solution repository, dimensional modeling
    and star schemas, and much more

"With millions of downloads and a huge global community, we knew there would be strong demand for a comprehensive resource that gave people a fast path to success with open source BI and data warehousing," said Jos van Dongen. According to Roland Bouman, "Given their functionality, accessibility, and low total cost of ownership, Pentaho and MySQL are an obvious choice for a large and growing class of users."

"'Pentaho Solutions' is a great resource for users who want to deploy world-class BI and data warehousing solutions without the cost and complexity of traditional offerings," said Lance Walter, senior vice president of marketing at Pentaho Corporation. "It provides a great resource to help people deploy quickly while using best-practices to get the most value out of their applications."

"Pentaho Solutions: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing with Pentaho and MySQL" at --

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed commercial open source BI suite. Pentaho provides support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription that can lower total cost of ownership by 90% compared to traditional, proprietary BI offerings. Since its 2004 founding as the pioneer in open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than five million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit

About the Authors

Roland Bouman is an application developer focusing on open source Web technology, databases, and Business Intelligence. He is an active member of the MySQL and Pentaho communities, and you can follow his blog at

Jos van Dongen is a seasoned Business Intelligence professional and well-known author and presenter. He speaks regularly at conferences and seminars. You can find more information about Jos at

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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