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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
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Creating a dashboard using Pentaho Dashboard Designer

In these days, having a tool for end users to create their own dashboards with key business indicators using a highly graphical and intuitive visual interface is of huge value towards improving performance in organizations.

Pentaho Dashboard Designer is a plugin that is available only in Pentaho EE. It allows users to easily create their own dashboards. In this recipe guide, you will be able to create a quick and simple dashboard using the Foodmart database storage in MongoDB.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will need the Pentaho BI server running, and make sure you have the MongoDB server running with the data from the first recipe of this chapter.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to create a dashboard:

  1. On the Home screen, click on the Create New button and then on the Dashboard button, as you can see in this screenshot:

  2. In the Templates section at the bottom, choose the 1 over 1 option.

  3. Under Properties, enter the...