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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 report to the Pentaho server

Running reports in the Preview mode via Report Designer is all well and good; however, for the solution to really be useful, we should publish it to the Pentaho server so that other users can run our reports via a web browser.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

We are going to open a report from a previous chapter and publish it to the Pentaho server:

  1. Go to File | Open.

  2. Select the chaptet5-orders-report.prpt directory.

  3. Click on Preview.

You should be able to simply run this report and see the Orders data. Now it's time to publish the report:

  1. Go to File | Publish or press Ctrl + Shift + P.

  2. You will need to authenticate with the Pentaho server. Make sure that the following properties are set:

    1. URL is set to http://localhost:8080/pentaho.

    2. User is set to admin.

    3. Password is set to password.

  3. Click on OK.

    The following screenshot shows the Login page:

  4. In the next pop-up window, we will...