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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

Running a report in the Pentaho server

In this recipe, you will learn how to run an Orders report on the Pentaho server.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have started your Pentaho BA Server using the server control scripts. You should be able to access the server via your favorite web browser with the following URL: http://localhost:8080/

How to do it…

We are going to log in to the BI Server to run the report.

  1. Navigate to the Pentaho server login screen using your favorite web browser. Use the following login details:

    • Username: admin

    • Password: password

  2. Click on Browse Files on the main screen.

  3. In the Folder hierarchy tree, expand Public, and then click on the Steel Wheels folder.

  4. In the Files section, you will see a list of reports including Orders Report.

  5. Double-click on Orders Report to open it as shown in the following screenshot:

  6. Once you double-click on the report, it will open and execute in the HTML format by default. You can run the report in PDF if you like:

  7. Set the Output Type to PDF.