Roland Bouman

Roland Bouman
Application Developer, BI developer, XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail


I’m a Web Application and Business Intelligence developer and I authored two books about the Pentaho Open Source Business Intelligence stack: “Pentaho Solutions” (ISBN 978-0470484326) and "Pentaho Kettle Solutions (ISBN 978-0470635179). I’m an active member of the MySQL and Pentaho communities. In the past, I worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems. I currently work for Pentaho.


Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail), Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The MySQL plugin API is a generic extension point for the MySQL (>=5.1) server. It allows users to add new features like storage engines and information schema tables, and to extend existing features such as FULLTEXT search. In this tutorial, you will learn how to write your own plugins from one of the designers of the plugin API. Basic C/C++ programming skills are recommended but not required. Read more.
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail), Matt Casters (Pentaho)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Lately there's been a lot of talk about MySQL-based business intelligence and datawarehousing. But what does it all really mean? What's behind the BI/OLAP/ETL alphabet soup, and what in heavens name are star schemas, facts and dimensions? Using the Sakila sample database as material, this session will explain what data warehouses are, what problems they solve, and how they are designed and built. Read more.
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Gears is a Google OSS project to extend common web browsers (FF, IE, Chrome), providing Ajax webdevs with features such as an embedded SQL database and support for long-running background processes. This talk describes in detail how to create browser-based applications that use this local, embedded relational database, and how to synchronize this local database to a central MySQL server. Read more.

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