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

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Chapter 2. Setting Up the Ground

We studied the Pentaho platform along with its tools in the previous chapter. This chapter will now serve up a basic technical setup and walkthrough that can serve as our grounding in using and extending Pentaho effectively.

Pentaho BI Server and the development platform

As we learned earlier in Chapter 1, The Rise of Pentaho Analytics along with Big Data, Pentaho has a community-equivalent of the BA Server application, that is, the BI Server. The BI Server includes the following two web-based applications:

  • Pentaho User Console (PUC): This is part of the portal that interacts directly with the end user
  • Pentaho Administration Console (PAC): This serves as an administration hub that gives the system and database administrator ...

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