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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

The PDI MongoDB GridFS Output Step

The BJSON document size in MongoDB is limited to 16 MB. If you want to store large files and/or different file types, you can use GridFS. There are some cases in which storing large files may be more efficient in MongoDB than in a filesystem, for example, if the filesystem is limited in the number of files in a directory or it's possible to access only some portions of large files without loads all the files in the memory.

SPEC INDIA has contributed to the Pentaho community with the MongoDB GridFS Output Step under a GPL license on GitHub at

Getting ready

To get ready for this recipe, you will again need to start your ETL development environment Spoon and make sure that you have the MongoDB server running with the data from the previous chapters.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to use the MongoDB GridFS Output step:

  1. Let's install the MongoDB GridFS Output step:

    1. From the menu bar of Spoon, select Help and then...