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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

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

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

Creating an analysis view

This recipe guides you through the process of parsing and profiling from a MongoDB collection and creating an instant analysis report.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start Spoon and the MongoDB server with the same database as that of the previous chapter.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to create a simple analysis view:

  1. In Spoon, change the perspective to Instaview. If you are using Windows operation the Windows operating system, you can start Instaview from the Start menu by selecting Pentaho Enterprise Edition | Design Tools | Instaview.

  2. Click on the Create New button.

  3. In the New Data Source dialog, select the Big Data tab. Next, select MongoDB and click on OK.

  4. Define the MongoDB connection by performing the following steps:

    1. In the MongoDB input, select Configure Connection tab.

    2. Set the host name(s) or IP address(es) to localhost.

    3. Set Port to the default port number, which is 27017.

    4. Select the Input options tab.

    5. Click on the Get DBs...