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Pentaho for Big Data Analytics by Feris Thia, Manoj R Patil

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Chapter 1. The Rise of Pentaho Analytics along with Big Data

Pentaho, headquartered in Orlando, has a team of BI veterans with an excellent track record. In fact, Pentaho is the first commercial open source BI platform, which became popular quickly because of its seamless integration with many third-party software. It can comfortably talk to data sources: MongoDB, OLAP tools: Palo, or Big Data frameworks: Hadoop and Hive.

The Pentaho brand has been built up over the last 9 years to help unify and manage a suite of open source projects that provide alternatives to proprietary software BI vendors. Just to name, a few open source projects are Kettle, Mondrian, Weka, and JFreeReport. This unification helped to grow Pentaho's community and provided ...

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