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Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB

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Bo Borland

Together, Pentaho and MonoDB can provide the complete solution for storing, processing, and visualizing data. This user-friendly guide will soon have you configuring Pentaho Business Analytics to talk to MongoDB for great results.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782168355
Paperback146 pages

About This Book

  • This is a step-by-step guide that will have you quickly creating eye-catching data visualizations
  • Includes a sample MongoDB database of web clickstream events for learning how to model and query MongoDB data
  • Full of tips, images, and exercises that cover the Pentaho development lifecycle

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for business analysts, data architects, and developers new to either Pentaho or MongoDB who want to be able to deliver a complete solution for storing, processing, and visualizing data. It’s assumed that you will already have experience defining data requirements needed to support business processes and exposure to database modeling, SQL query, and reporting techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Pentaho and MongoDB
MongoDB technology overview
Pentaho technology overview
Installing MongoDB
Installing Pentaho
Summary
Chapter 2: MongoDB Database Fundamentals
MongoDB database objects
MongoDB data modeling
MongoDB query methods
Read operations
Query operators
Summary
Chapter 3: Using Pentaho Instaview
Accessing and connecting Instaview to MongoDB
Parsing and profiling a MongoDB collection
Summary
Chapter 4: Modifying and Enhancing Instaview Transformations
Opening an existing Instaview
Data integration
Adding a new data source
Creating a new analysis view from blended data
Summary
Chapter 5: Modifying and Enhancing Instaview Metadata
Model design with dimensions and measures
Modifying measures and dimensions
Creating a new analysis view
Summary
Chapter 6: Pentaho Report Designer Fundamentals
Pentaho Report Designer features
Navigating through Pentaho Report Designer
Creating a MongoDB connection and query
Adding and formatting report elements
Summary
Chapter 7: Pentaho Report Designer Prompting and Charting
Adding additional MongoDB queries
Visualizing your data with charts
Creating a report prompt
Summary
Chapter 8: Deploying Pentaho Analytics to the Web
Publishing a Report Designer report to the Web
An introduction to the Pentaho User Console
Enabling your Instaview output for the Web
Using the Data Source Wizard to model your data
Creating Analyzer Views and Dashboard Designer dashboards
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure Pentaho and MongoDB
  • Discover MongoDB data models and the implications of collection design on queries
  • Use the Mongo shell for database commands and queries
  • Familiarize yourself with Pentaho Instaview for instant analysis on MongoDB data
  • Discover Pentaho Data Integration for blending and enriching your MongoDB data
  • Create prompted reports in Pentaho Report Designer
  • Assemble interactive dashboards using Pentaho Dashboard Designer

In Detail

Pentaho Analytics for MongoDB will teach you MongoDB and Pentaho integration points and developer skills needed to create turnkey analytic solutions that deliver insight and drive value for your organization.

Starting with how to install, configure, and develop content in both Pentaho and MongoDB, this book will give you the complete range of skills needed to gain insight into MongoDB data using Pentaho Business Analytics.  You will learn about MongoDB data models and query techniques, which are covered in combination with the provided sample MongoDB database. You then advance to data integration, analysis, and reporting using Pentaho.

You will learn how to use Pentaho Data Integration to blend and enrich data from additional sources. From this blended data, you will develop professional-looking reports and analysis views that are visual and interactive. Lastly, we will cover the Pentaho web portal and web interfaces for deploying analytics out to a broader set of consumer users.

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