Last month we gathered for the second Pentaho NL meetup. @Incentro were sponsoring the location (their office at former Airport Ypenburg) as well as some excellent food and drinks, much appreciated guys!
Again we had an impressive turn up, some new faces, some more familiar, a good mix for sharing and discussing life, the universe, and well, Pentaho stuff…
Data Virtualization with PDI Community Edition
Edwin challenged the demo-gods, they got the better off him. But Edwin is a master (karate wise, as well as pentaho wise). He reclaimed his mastery and demo-ed Data Virtualization using the thin jdbc driver running sql queries on top of data transformations. Apparently this functionality still needs some hammering to get it to work. But from what I have heared Edwins work has already been relayed to another master, a new Diethard Steiner post should be in the makings.
Datastax Cassandra plugin
Rudmer van Dijk The current Cassandra plugin from Pentaho uses an old driver which is unable to support secure SSL connections to the cluster. At Incentro we created a new plugin that utilises the Datastax driver so we can use the secure connection. I’ll give a walkthrough and demonstration of the three steps in this plugin.
Rudmer gave a demo about their newly developed Data Cassandra driver taking us through all functionalities.
It has been released from the marketplace, hooray on that!
To conclude, another inspriring Pentaho NL meetup!