Today, we will look into another big data technology. Pentaho
Pentaho is a company that offers Pentaho Business Analytics, a suite of open source Business Intelligence (BI) products which provide data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dashboarding, data mining and ETL capabilities. Pentaho was founded in 2004 by five founders. and is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA.
Pentaho suite consists of two offerings, an enterprise and community edition. But we will pick the community edition to check out further on Pentaho. With that said, let's download a free community pentaho suite. I have downloaded Pentaho version 5.4 for this learning experience.
The download take sometime as it is huge file. We are talking 603MB in a compressed file. It is difficult to even begin with on how to install. I took sometime to google and search around, although there are data-integration/docs/English/install_graphical.pdf but it just took too much time to fiddle on just how to install. I don't think for new starter, this is a good motivation.
I don't think for starter this is right as I just want to quickly experience on what is pentaho. I think there should be better alternative for pentaho suite to quickly jump start it. Sorry as this is a short article.