Pentaho is a full-featured, open source Business Intelligence suite that lets you build data warehouses and rich, powerful BI applications at a fraction of the cost of a proprietary solution. This book gets you up and running with Pentaho within minutes: right from the start you'll be running example reports, dashboards, and OLAP pivot tables while you learn about Pentaho concepts and architecture. Using a practical case study, you'll learn what dimensional modeling is and how to apply it to design a data warehouse. You'll create and populate your data warehouse with Pentaho data integration tools. Finally, you'll learn how to build your own BI applications on top of your data warehouse using Pentaho reporting, analysis, dashboarding, and data mining tools.
Understand important Pentaho concepts, including action sequences and the solution repository
Apply the key concepts of dimensional modeling and construct a data warehouse using star schemas
Use Pentaho data integration tools to build ETL applications
Explore advanced PDI features including remote execution and clustering
Design and deploy reports and charts using Pentaho Report Designer
Leverage OLAP and create interactive pivot tables with drill up/drill down using Pentaho Analysis Services
Concentrate and compact BI content for business users with comprehensive dashboards
Discover and explore patterns in your data using Pentaho data mining
Jos van Dongen is a seasoned Business Intelligence professional and well-known author and presenter. He speaks regularly at conferences and seminars. You can find more information about Jos at http://www.tholis.com.
Whatever qualities this book had when it came out; as a guide to a piece of software it is horribly dated - there are a couple of 'principles' chapters that are useful, but none of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Claus Dahl
This a great book on Pentaho and BI/EDW in general, but it could really use an update. The latest version of Pentaho Community Edition is out and C*tools are also much improved.Published 9 months ago by Mdlle Tarponne
I have worked with Pentaho BI Server some time ago. But it took me a lot of hard work to make it up and running because I had to help myself on the forums. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Johnny Ceccoto
I really enjoyed reading this book and I find myself periodically reaching for it when encountering some problem with Pentaho. Read morePublished on August 31, 2012 by Mr. Peter Pirc
This book is a very straightforward, easy to understand and very readable book. It covers the open-source Pentaho solution in detail, including the installation, the use of (in... Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Joe
Gives great context around Data Warehousing and solutions - Easy to follow and very interesting read. I wasn't expecting to like the book as much as I did. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Brandon Fletcher
This is a good book to get started with the Pentaho suite.
While it may require a bit more technical skills to deploy and develop, the analysis tools really are equal to... Read more
I had downloaded the Pentaho BI Suite, I installed it and start using it. My knowledge was limited to how to use the programs that came with the Pentaho BI Suite. Read morePublished on November 15, 2010
Great book. One thing I like is explaining BI with MySQL which allows me to try the whole thing on my laptop. The early chapters give a great introduction to Pentaho. Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by ivar