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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

Modifying the Instaview model

As you have probably noticed, Pentaho Instaview automatically generates, based on our data, a metadata model. However, the end result in the analysis-reporting tool isn't easy to understand as the dimensions and measures have technical names. This recipe guides us through editing the metadata model.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start Instaview with the MongoDB Orders data source created and modified in previous recipes, and the MongoDB server with the same database as that of the last chapter.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to edit the Instaview model:

  1. In the Instaview home, click on the Open Existing button.

  2. Select MongoDB Orders from the Data Sources list and click on OK.

  3. Click on the Configure tab.

  4. Next, click on the Edit link of the Model section. Accept the alert about model editing, by clicking on the OK button. You'll be redirected to the Model Editor perspective, as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. Remove the measures...