|Mondrian in Action
Open source business analytics
William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde
MEAP Began: October 2012
Softbound print: Summer 2013 | 300 pages
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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources
|Table of Contents||Resources|
1 Beyond reporting: business analytics - FREE
2 Mondrian: A first look - AVAILABLE
3 Creating the data mart - AVAILABLE
4 Multidimensional Modeling: Making Analytics Data Accessible - AVAILABLE
5 How schemas grow - AVAILABLE
6 Securing data - AVAILABLE
7 Maximizing Mondrian Performance - AVAILABLE
8 Dynamic Security - AVAILABLE
9 Working with Mondrian and Pentaho - AVAILABLE
10 Developing with Mondrian - AVAILABLE
11 Advanced Analytics
A Acquiring the software
B Online Resources
Your business data is only as valuable as the intelligence you can extract from it. Mondrian, AKA Pentaho Analysis, is a lightning-fast data analysis engine designed for business users. With Mondrian you can explore strategic questions and get speed-of-thought responses to your queries. Using Mondrian requires no specialized technical background knowledge, and as a developer, you can configure it to fit into virtually any business data system.
Mondrian in Action teaches business users and developers how to use Mondrian and related tools for strategic business analysis. In it, you'll learn how to design and populate a data warehouse and present the data via a multi-dimensional model. You'll follow examples showing how to create a Mondrian schema and then expand it to add basic security based on the users' roles.
Application developers will learn to integrate with Mondrian using the Java API and to perform web service calls via XML for Analysis (XMLA). Its primary API, olap4j, gives you tight programmatic control. This definitive guide also includes several handy appendices cover additional development and management tools, and complete Mondrian schema reference.
- Mondrian from the ground up-no experience required
- A primer on business analytics
- SQL tuning and optimization techniques
- Using the MDX query language to define calculations
- Integrating with other open source tools
- Using Mondrian results to build Pentaho dashboards and pixel perfect reports
- In-memory data caching to decrease response time of queries
This book provides the valuable insights you'll need to use Mondrian for business analysis and to develop custom BI solutions. Data engineers and DBAs will appreciate the coverage of schema development and multi-dimensional models, along with tips for tuning the SQL Mondrian generates and optimizing the underlying database.
About the authors
William D. Back is an Enterprise Architect with Pentaho. He trains clients on the use of Mondrian and other Pentaho tools. Nicholas Goodman is a Business Intelligence geek, consultant, hacker, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. He has authored multiple training courses on OLAP, Mondrian, and Open Source. Julian Hyde founded the Mondrian project in 2001. He continues as the project's lead developer, and as OLAP Architect at Pentaho.
About the Early Access Version
This Early Access version of Mondrian in Action enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online
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