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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

Publishing a Mondrian 4 schema

In this recipe, we will show you how to publish the Mondrian 4 schema on the Pentaho BI server, making the schema available to the Analysis Report for data exploration.

Getting ready

Make sure you have the Mondrian 4 schema that was created in the previous recipes defined well. MongoDB must be started with the databases created in the previous chapter.

How to do it…

Proceed with the following steps:

  1. In your filesystem, go to <Pentaho-installation-path>/server/biserver-ee/pentaho-solutions/system/ and open the file with your favorite text editor.

  2. Add the following lines. However, you need change the file path for the Mondrian schema; in my case, it is /home/latino/git/pentaho-mongodb-cookbook/source code/chapter4/. My MongoDB database has the username as root, and the password is password. If your database doesn't require authentication, you can remove it from the connectString. Otherwise, if your database requires authentication, you can use...