Saturday, September 12, 2015

First look into Pentaho

Today, we will look into another big data technology. Pentaho

Pentaho is a company that offers Pentaho Business Analytics, a suite of open source Business Intelligence (BI) products which provide data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dashboarding, data mining and ETL capabilities.[1] Pentaho was founded in 2004 by five founders.[2][3] and is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA.[4]

Pentaho suite consists of two offerings, an enterprise and community edition. But we will pick the community edition to check out further on Pentaho. With that said, let's download a free community pentaho suite.  I have downloaded Pentaho version 5.4 for this learning experience.

The download take sometime as it is huge file. We are talking 603MB in a compressed file. It is difficult to even begin with on how to install. I took sometime to google and search around, although there are data-integration/docs/English/install_graphical.pdf but it just took too much time to fiddle on just how to install. I don't think for new starter, this is a good motivation.

I don't think for starter this is right as I just want to quickly experience on what is pentaho. I think there should be better alternative for pentaho suite to quickly jump start it. Sorry as this is a short article.

1 comment:

  1. This will be useful information for the Pentaho beginners.

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