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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 a date dimension

In this recipe, we guide you to start creating a Mondrian 3.x schema with the Schema Workbench, using the Thin Kettle JDBC Driver as the connection. We'll first create a shared dimension, date. A shared dimension can be referenced in different cubes. However, in this particular case, it is not necessary to have a shared dimension because we'll have just one cube.

Getting ready

Before you start this recipe, you need to make sure that the MongoDB server is running with the databases created in the previous chapters, and that the Data Integration server is running.

How to do it…

Proceed with the following steps:

  1. Open the Schema Workbench application. On Windows, you can find it in the Start menu. From there, go to Pentaho Enterprise Edition | Design Tools | Schema Workbench. On Linux, you need to run a command like this:

    sh <pentaho-installation-path>/design-tools/schema-workbench/
  2. With the Schema Workbench opened, let's configure the database connection...