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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By : Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward
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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

By: Joel Latino, Harris Ward, Joel André Latino, Harris Ward

Overview of this book

MongoDB is an open source, schemaless NoSQL database system. Pentaho as a famous open source Analysis tool provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability for large sets of data. The variant features in Pentaho for MongoDB are designed to empower organizations to be more agile and scalable and also enables applications to have better flexibility, faster performance, and lower costs. Whether you are brand new to online learning or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to create turnkey analytic solutions that deliver insight and drive value for your organization. The book will begin by taking you through Pentaho Data Integration and how it works with MongoDB. You will then be taken through the Kettle Thin JDBC Driver for enabling a Java application to interact with a database. This will be followed by exploration of a MongoDB collection using Pentaho Instant view and creating reports with MongoDB as a datasource using Pentaho Report Designer. The book will then teach you how to explore and visualize your data in Pentaho BI Server using Pentaho Analyzer. You will then learn how to create advanced dashboards with your data. The book concludes by highlighting contributions of the Pentaho Community.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers


The Thin Kettle JDBC Driver provides a means for a Java-based client to query the results of a transformation.

It is a new concept pioneered by Matt Casters, (@mattcasters), the Chief Architect of Data Integration at Pentaho and Kettle project founder. It allows any Java-based, JDBC-compliant tool, including third-party reporting systems, to execute a query against a predefined Kettle transformation. This works a lot like a traditional SQL query. The user connects to a thin JDBC data source (Transformation) and sends a SQL query to the data source. The transformation is executed based on the SQL query, and a result set is returned.


The Thin Kettle JDBC Driver is a feature that is available only in Pentaho Enterprise Edition since version 5.0.

In this chapter, we will teach you how to use the Thin Kettle JDBC Driver with the Carte and Data Integration servers. As with the rest of the book, we will be using Pentaho Enterprise Edition 5.4. The following diagram shows the Just...