So after many months of us ignoring our mantra of release early and often, we have finally got around to packaging up and distributing Saiku 2.5, hurrah!
Many of you will already be using Saiku 2.5 because its been pretty stable for a while now, but for those of you who have yet to upgrade, please do, we have a very extensive feature list for Saiku 2.5.
- Charts: new chart types (heatgrid, area, dot and others) , improved settings, upgrade to ccc2, improved result, basic chart export
- Spark Lines / Spark Bars
- Top count (and other limit functions), sorting, filter methods in drag and drop query model
- Improved parent child hierarchy support (fixed major bugs, show children)
- Repository improvements (search, sorting, permissions)
- Direct export endpoints to xls, csv, json (including parameters – all with 1 http call)
- Improved encoding (use caption, but works with name attribute now as well)
- Improved i18n – fix chrome issues, more options, languages: Croatian, Hungarian, German and more
- Experimental PDF export
- Use last result for selections if possible (e.g. filter on 2003 and select all months, month dialog will show only months for 2003)
- Mdx editor now uses ACE (run query with cmd + enter / ctrl + enter), prepare for auto completion / mdx syntax highlighting
- Open / save dialog for queries
- Performance tuning
- Save chart / table options (persist viz)
- Datasource processor (modify datasource definition before connection establishing, e.g. role access to datasource), connection processor (modify the existing connection object. e.g. programmatic role)
- Improved mondrian sharing, plugin path conventions (drop into solutions/saiku/plugins and it will be picked up by UI, easily update plugin without loosing extra plugins)
- Run saiku query in pentaho scheduler to generate xls
On top of the new software release we have also released a brand new version of our website and it has moved house! As part of our on going marketing overhaul we have decided to integrate the Analytical Labs brand into our Meteorite BI group, this doesn’t mean the software is changing in any way, we just want to make it clearer to people that we offer more than just free software and that if they require support or help with Saiku on a commercial level then we are available to do that. Redirects will remain in place for the foreseeable future, but update your bookmarks to http://saiku.meteorite.bi
We now offer a number of different Saiku related support packages. Whilst Saiku is open source and liberally licensed at that, we have to earn a living, and one way of doing this is by providing support resources to businesses who like to have a nice cushion to land on when things don’t go quite as they expect. We offer both UK hours support packages and 24/7/365 packages depending on the level required, these are detailed on our new website and should you want to discuss options feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with support contracts, we have also added a new sponsor page, free software is nice, but someone has to write it. We ask that if companies are using Saiku in a commercial environment but don’t require support that they consider a sponsorship option as a way of supporting us and continuing the Saiku development. Also if you think Saiku is missing some vital feature we also have a number of sponsorship options for feature requests, again if you want to talk to us about that mail us at email@example.com.
Lastly, as ever, we believe in fostering and nuturing a great Saiku related community whether it be for Saiku OLAP or Saiku Reporting. If you find a bug please report them to the issue trackers on Github(olap, reporting), and if you have any technical questions, please feel free to swing by our forum at http://ask.analytical-labs.com
Thanks a lot for the support over the years and we hope that you all enjoy the great new features in Saiku Analytics 2.5!