The Sakila sample database makes for a great mini-tutorial on how to design, create, load and use a data warehouse. This is the main thread of this mini tutorial. While the main thread of the turorial focuses on general business intelligence and data warehouse concepts, the tutorial also contains hands-on parts. The hands-on parts are a great way to get introduced to a variety of open source tools (mainly focused on the Pentaho) for building and developing data warehouses and business intelligence applications. To facilitate attendees in participating themselves in the hands-on parts, I will provide an archive containing all required software and materials, as well as detailed written instructions.
The following outline explains the structure of this tutorial in more detail
10 April 13:30 - 16:30 @
Software Engineer, Pentaho
I'm @rolandbouman, a Web- and BI Developer and Information Analyst. I'm currently working as a Software Engineer for Pentaho, a world-leading Open Source Business Intelligence Suite. In the past, I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Strukton Rail. I'm an active member of both the MySQL and Pentaho communities. I maintain a technical blog at http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/ and I co-authored two books about Pentaho: Pentaho Solutions and Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
Chief of Data Integration, Pentaho
I am the l chief architect and lead developer of the open source data integration project called Kettle or Pentaho Data Integration.