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

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Chapter 4. Pentaho Business Analytics Tools

This chapter gives a quick overview of the business analytics life cycle. We will look at various tools such as Pentaho Action Sequence and Pentaho Report Designer, as well as the Community Dashboard Editor (CDE) and Community Dashboard Framework (CDF) plugins and their configuration, and get some hands-on experience of them.

The business analytics life cycle

There could be various steps while performing analytics on Big Data. Generally, there are three stages as depicted in the following diagram:

The business analytics life cycle

The following list gives a brief description of the three stages depicted in the preceding diagram:

  • Data Preparation ...

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