Pentaho Business Analytics Cookbook

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Over 100 recipes to get you fully acquainted with the key features of Pentaho BA 5 and increase your productivity


  • Gain insight into developing reports, cubes, and data visualizations quickly with Pentaho
  • Provides an overview of Pentaho’s mobile features
  • Improve your knowledge of Pentaho User Console including tips on how to extend and customize it

In Detail

Pentaho Business Analytics 5 is a complete open source business intelligence suite, providing data integration, OLAP, reporting, data visualization, and data mining features. Pentaho Business Analytics Cookbook provides you with a valuable and detailed set of recipes that illustrate all the features of Pentaho Business Analytics 5, the new version of the popular BI platform. The book provides clear illustrations and simple examples, helping you learn the core topics visually.

What you will learn from this book

  • Familiarize you with the Pentaho User Console along with user and administrative tasks
  • Define data sources and get data from any Pentaho source
  • Build analysis easily with OLAP and the Pentaho Analyzer
  • Look into Pentaho Mobile App and see how easy it is to use the platform from a mobile device
  • Design complex but effective reports with Pentaho Report Designer
  • Hack the platform to customize the look and feel of the portal, add new functionalities, and integrate third-party web applications


This practical guide contains a wide variety of recipes, taking you through all the topics you need to quickly familiarize yourself with Pentaho and extend your Pentaho skillset.

Who this book is written for

If you are involved in daily activities using Pentaho Business Analytics platform, this is the book for you. It is a good companion to get you quickly acquainted with everything you need to increase your productivity with the platform. We assume basic familiarity with Pentaho, data warehouse design and SQL, HTML, and XML.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Familiar with Pentaho User Console
Chapter 2. Configuring Your BA Server Instance
Chapter 3. Defining BA Server Data Sources
Chapter 4. Defining Business Models with the Pentaho Metadata Editor
Chapter 5. Creating Reports Using Pentaho Interactive Reporting
Chapter 6. Creating Analysis Reports
Chapter 7. Creating Reports Using Pentaho Report Designer
Chapter 8. Creating Dashboards
Chapter 9. Scheduling Content
Chapter 10. Working with Pentaho Mobile BI
Chapter 11. Customizing Pentaho BA to Meet Your Business Needs

Book Details

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  • Pages: 423 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014-07-27
  • Publisher:
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178328935X
  • ISBN-13: 9781783289356

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