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

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Preface

Welcome to Pentaho for Big Data Analytics! There are three distinct terms here: Pentaho, Big Data, and Analytics.

Pentaho is one of the most powerful open source Business Intelligence (BI) platforms available today on the enterprise application market. Pentaho has everything needed for all the stages, from a data preparation stage to a data visualization stage. And recently, it gained more attention as it can work with Big Data. The biggest advantage of Pentaho over its peers is its recent launch, the Adaptive Big Data Layer.

One of the drawbacks of Pentaho is that when you need to customize it further, it requires a steep learning curve; this is what most Pentaho implementers are facing. It is understandable that to use a complex software ...

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