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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

Using a transformation data source

Typically, developing dashboards can be useful for getting data from different sources, such as SQL, MDX, APIs, and so on. In cases such as these, it's a good thing to know how to execute a PDI transformation in a dashboard. With PDI transformations, you have almost unlimited power when it comes to data loading and manipulation.

This recipe guides you through creating a PDI transformation data source for a CDE dashboard.

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you first need to start the MongoDB server with the same database as that of the last chapter. You will also need to start the Pentaho BA Server using the server control scripts. Once started, you should be able to log into the BI Server.

How to do it…

Proceed with the following steps:

  1. In the PUC, go to File | New | CDE Dashboard, like this:

  2. Click on the Data Sources tab that is shown as selected in the following screenshot:

  3. Expand the KETTLE Queries data source category.

  4. Click on the Kettle Over KettleFromTransFile...