This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
There was a discussion at work with regards to a new project wherein it had an extensive requirement for some kind of reporting. Most of them favoured a standard solution to this using the Informatica / Cognos for data staging and reporting. In this sense, I would like to know if Pentaho could acheive what I could acheive using Cognos and that does Pentaho allow me to leverage on my existing Java knowledge to do this?
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:What has BI got to do with Java? In this sense how can I use my existing knowledge in Java to learn BI concepts using Pentaho? Is there a Java based API that I could use for all my reporting needs?
Pentaho BI suite is completely developed using Java and related open standards. You can not use your existing knowledge in Java to learn BI concepts. What you certainly can is to use you existing knowledge in Java to become a Pentaho BI developer. Being a Java developer is not a requisite, but it might help really a lot for quite a bunch of task,