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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 Mondrian 4 cube

This recipe shows you how to create a Mondrian 4 cube. Basically, this is the second part, after the physical model. It is responsible for mapping the business side to the physical schema.

Getting ready

Open the schema created in the previous recipe in your favorite text editor.

How to do it…

Proceed with the following steps:

  1. Let's add the Orders cube to the schema by writing this line:

    <Cube name='Orders' defaultMeasure='Total Price'></Cube>
  2. In order to add the Product dimension, it's necessary to write the following lines in the Cube tag:

      <Dimension name='Product' table='Orders' key='Product Code'>
          <Attribute name='Name' keyColumn='productName' hasHierarchy='false'/>
          <Attribute name='Product Code' keyColumn='productCode' hasHierarchy='false'/>
          <Hierarchy name='Product' hasAll='true'>
            <Level attribute='Name'/>...