BIRT is a wonderful Business Intelligence tool that lets MySQL DBAs generate smart looking reports from from their databases. Currently they have a North American Road Show crossing the continent that provides a FREE day of training.
If you are near Tampa, Oakland, Indianapolis, Dallas, Toronto, Princeton, Minneapolis, Arlington, Chicago or Carlsbad then you should look into attending one of these classes. Some of the in-class exercises involve getting data from a sample MySQL database. I highly recommend that you attend.