Proof of concept using Pentaho Common Edition.
We are looking to build a DW and the culture here at Hampshire is Open Source wherever possible. So we are evaluating pentaho CE. I must admit that i am having problems getting going.
there is considerably more doc for EE (obviously), but all i want to do is a small proof of concept. I read somewhere that you cant do dashboards in CE and that you cant do ad-hoc reporting in
CE. At this point, i am trying to decipher what i should configure.
We are using Deb (ubuntu) linux and i was planning on installing the BI server, reporting (do i need report designer, reporting engine, reporting SDK), pentaho metadata, deisgn studio

am i on the right track here? any folks who have CE in a production setting......thank you for your assistance. I will buy the book this afternoon