[Mondrian] Mondrian 4, Pentaho 6 CE, Saiko

Pedro Alves pmgalves at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 05:48:18 EDT 2016


> I'm not saying I have the same problems but we have loads of problems
supporting 2 Mondrian versions.

Yep! This :)

On Apr 6, 2016 10:45 AM, "Tom Barber" <tom at analytical-labs.com> wrote:

> I'm not saying I have the same problems but we have loads of problems
> supporting 2 Mondrian versions.
>
> Pentaho & Saiku worked fine with our plugin in BI Server 5.x, it will work
> in the same vein in Pentaho 6. From our perspective we are happy with
> Mondrian 4 and we're sick of supporting 2 query syntaxes so Mondrian 3 is
> going. Saiku will continue to operate within the BI server, just not sure
> about the how bit quite yet.
>
> Tom
>
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>
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>
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>
> On 6 April 2016 at 10:43, Pedro Alves <pmgalves at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Counter what argument?
>>
>> You don't have to face 1000++ migrations of production customers. Maybe
>> you can make that decision and start from a clean place - we can't. Damn
>> customers, always making life miserable :p
>>
>> Obviously I'd prefer that our users could benefit from saiku while
>> reusing the same schemas and definitions, but I can only respect your
>> decision...
>>
>> -pedro
>> On Apr 6, 2016 10:36 AM, "Tom Barber" <tom at analytical-labs.com> wrote:
>>
>>> To counter that argument, we're removing support for Mondrian 3 in Saiku
>>> 4, so that will be fun :)
>>>
>>> --------------
>>>
>>> Director Meteorite.bi - Saiku Analytics Founder
>>> Tel: +44(0)5603641316
>>>
>>> (Thanks to the Saiku community we reached our Kickstart
>>> <http://kickstarter.com/projects/2117053714/saiku-reporting-interactive-report-designer/>
>>> goal, but you can always help by sponsoring the project
>>> <http://www.meteorite.bi/products/saiku/sponsorship>)
>>>
>>> On 6 April 2016 at 10:33, Pedro Alves <pmgalves at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Guys, simply put, pentaho uses and will continue to use Mondrian 3.
>>>>
>>>> For the needs of our users (customers and community) m4, unfortunately,
>>>> isn't ready yet and to get there there's a heavy investment involved that
>>>> we're not sure if makes sense for us to do alone. To be clear, by "it's not
>>>> ready", I'm talking about functionality parity to what can be done today
>>>> with m3. While it's clear to be that, architecturally speaking, m4 may be
>>>> superior, in the field that's not reason alone to make such an important
>>>> decision.
>>>>
>>>> My recommendation is, within pentaho, use Mondrian 3. It's what we
>>>> maintain, fix and improve
>>>>
>>>> -pedro
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 6, 2016 10:23 AM, "Tom Barber" <tom at analytical-labs.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Bleh, I might have been lying that might be EE only. 10 mins, I'll see
>>>>> what I can dig up.
>>>>>
>>>>> --------------
>>>>>
>>>>> Director Meteorite.bi - Saiku Analytics Founder
>>>>> Tel: +44(0)5603641316
>>>>>
>>>>> (Thanks to the Saiku community we reached our Kickstart
>>>>> <http://kickstarter.com/projects/2117053714/saiku-reporting-interactive-report-designer/>
>>>>> goal, but you can always help by sponsoring the project
>>>>> <http://www.meteorite.bi/products/saiku/sponsorship>)
>>>>>
>>>>> On 6 April 2016 at 10:22, Tom Barber <tom at analytical-labs.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> FWIW the stuff in the blog post doesn't work for Saiku in 5.x either
>>>>>> :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Basically the later versions of 5.x and 6 ship Mondrian 4 for the
>>>>>> Mongo stuff, you can't drop the libs in, the question is though, can we
>>>>>> expose that engine to Saiku as a BI Server plugin. I added some
>>>>>> connectivity stuff to tell Saiku to use mondrian 4 with certain data
>>>>>> sources in the BI server, but I don't think the OSGI based Mondrian 4
>>>>>> engine is available.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tom
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --------------
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Director Meteorite.bi - Saiku Analytics Founder
>>>>>> Tel: +44(0)5603641316
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (Thanks to the Saiku community we reached our Kickstart
>>>>>> <http://kickstarter.com/projects/2117053714/saiku-reporting-interactive-report-designer/>
>>>>>> goal, but you can always help by sponsoring the project
>>>>>> <http://www.meteorite.bi/products/saiku/sponsorship>)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 6 April 2016 at 10:18, Conrad Crampton <
>>>>>> conrad.crampton at secdata.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks for comments so far (and the offer Tom).
>>>>>>> So, as it stands currently my choices appear to use BI Server 6 CE
>>>>>>> with Mondrian 3.11 (with Saiku too) or move down to 5.x with 4 (following
>>>>>>> the blog post mentioned previously).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I’m interested in the comment ". Pentaho 6 ships Mondrian 4 in the
>>>>>>> OSGI land” - does this mean that I can simply drop in the Mondrian 4 libs
>>>>>>> into BI Server lib directory?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> Conrad
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: <mondrian-bounces at pentaho.org> on behalf of Tom Barber <
>>>>>>> tom at analytical-labs.com>
>>>>>>> Reply-To: Mondrian developer mailing list <mondrian at pentaho.org>
>>>>>>> Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 08:29
>>>>>>> To: Mondrian developer mailing list <mondrian at pentaho.org>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Mondrian] Mondrian 4, Pentaho 6 CE, Saiko
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> For Pentaho 5.x I did the CM4 plugin which sorta worked for a while.
>>>>>>> Pentaho 6 ships Mondrian 4 in the OSGI land, if someone has the time, or
>>>>>>> wants to sponsor an investigation into exposing that library to Saiku,
>>>>>>> we'll be able to hook up to it with little difficulty, just depends how
>>>>>>> easy it is to access.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tom
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Director Meteorite.bi - Saiku Analytics Founder
>>>>>>> Tel: +44(0)5603641316
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> (Thanks to the Saiku community we reached our Kickstart
>>>>>>> <http://kickstarter.com/projects/2117053714/saiku-reporting-interactive-report-designer/>
>>>>>>> goal, but you can always help by sponsoring the project
>>>>>>> <http://www.meteorite.bi/products/saiku/sponsorship>)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 6 April 2016 at 08:27, Dan Keeley <dan at dankeeley.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> This is a good question, unfortunately there's no easy answer. I
>>>>>>>> suggest posting it on the Pentaho community mailing list though, you may
>>>>>>>> get more traction.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Essentially Pentaho just haven't got the guts (or confidence in
>>>>>>>> their test team) to move to Mondrian 4 - everything they've done recently
>>>>>>>> shows no commitment to it.  Even to the point where new features are still
>>>>>>>> going into Mondrian3.  I spoke to the head of dev about it a few years ago
>>>>>>>> and he just said why do you want mondrian 4? he couldnt see why I was
>>>>>>>> asking.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> But more often than not they do surprise us.  So I could be wrong :)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:30:50 +0000, Conrad Crampton <
>>>>>>>> conrad.crampton at SecData.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>> I’ve read the blog post [1] by Will Gorman which discusses Mondrian
>>>>>>>> 4 installation into Pentaho 5.1, but this is from June 2014. I am looking
>>>>>>>> for something a bit more recent that points in the direction of using the
>>>>>>>> latest Pentaho 6 CE with Mondrian 4 (and preferably with Saiku).
>>>>>>>> I have the Mondrian in Action book which is based on Mondrian 4 so
>>>>>>>> coming to this a new it makes sense (to me) to start on v4, but I am a
>>>>>>>> little frustrated by Pentaho CE only having Mondrian v3.11 with it. I
>>>>>>>> haven’t tried it (so that may just be the answer) but will the instructions
>>>>>>>> in [1] get me to where I want to be with Mondrian 4 and BI Server 6 CE (and
>>>>>>>> will Mondrian be able to be work with all the other data sources)?
>>>>>>>> Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get started from a new
>>>>>>>> installation with little knowledge.
>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>> Conrad
>>>>>>>> [1] http://www.willgorman.com/?p=58
>>>>>>>>
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