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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

Connecting to MongoDB using Reporting Wizard

In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps required to simply get data in the quickest fashion from MongoDB using a feature of the Pentaho Report Designer called the Report Designer Wizard. This wizard helps us to define our connection to the MongoDB data source, as well as to define a query that is to be executed to get data into our report.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start the MongoDB server with the same database as in the last chapter. You will also want to start the Pentaho Report Designer.

The Pentaho Report Designer is started in Windows as follows:

This can be done via the Windows Start menu by navigating to Start | All Programs | Pentaho Enterprise Edition | Design Tools | Report Designer and then by clicking on the report designer icon.

The Pentaho Report Designer is started in Linux as follows:

Open up a terminal and navigate to the PentahoEE/design-tools/report-designer folder. Execute the report...