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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

Connecting to MongoDB via PDI

In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps required to connect to a MongoDB instance using a Pentaho Data Integration transformation and execute that transformation in a Pentaho Report.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will have to make sure your MongoDB instance is running.

How to do it…

For this recipe, we are going to use a transformation that we have already developed for the book that will return a list of orders as shown in the previous recipe. We are also going to build this report manually instead of using the Report Wizard:

  1. In Report Designer, go to File | New.

  2. Click on the Data tab in the top-right corner of Report Designer.

  3. Right-click on the Data item in the list and select Pentaho Data Integration:

  4. Just like previously in the Report Wizard, we are going to create our data source:

    1. To add a new data source, click on the Plus Icon in the top-left corner of the pop-up window.

    2. Set the Name property of the query to Orders.

    3. Click on the...