Pentaho BI Server CE has several interesting plugins to extend its functionality, but installing and configuring it has proved to be a challenging administration task. It has to be done manually with no friendly user interface available.
To overcome this problem, starting from Version 4.8, Pentaho introduced Pentaho Marketplace, a collection of online Pentaho plugins where administrators can browse directly from PUC and set it up using a guided, step-by-step process. In the next example, we will show you how to install Saiku—a very popular plugin that provides highly interactive OLAP reporting. For more information about Saiku, visit http://meteorite.bi/saiku.