From the Back Cover
Your one–stop resource for open source BI and data warehousing solutions 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
About the Author
Roland Bouman is an application developer focusing on open source Web technology, databases, and Business Intelligence. He is an active member of the MySQL and Pentaho communities, and you can follow his blog at http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/. 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.