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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB Cookbook

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

Copying the MongoDB JDBC library

We will be using some scripting in these recipes, so it's important to make sure that we have the MongoDB JDBC library copied to the correct location in the Pentaho Report Designer.

Getting ready

Make sure you have access to the filesystem from which you will be running the Pentaho Report Designer.

How to do it…

In this section, we will be copying a select number of libraries that will allow us to make sure that the Pentaho Report Designer can connect to MongoDB. Without these libraries we will be unable to complete the recipes in this chapter:

  1. On your filesystem, navigate to PentahoEE/design-tools/report-designer/plugins/pentaho-mongodb-plugin/lib.

  2. Copy the file.

  3. Navigate to PentahoEE/design-tools/report-designer/lib.

  4. Paste the file.

  5. Restart the Pentaho Report Designer.

How it works…

In this recipe, we copied the correct MongoDB libraries to the corresponding Pentaho Report Designer folder. The library that we copied...