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Mondrian in Action

Mondrian in Action teaches business users and developers how to use Mondrian and related tools for strategic business analysis. You’ll learn how to design and populate a data warehouse and present the data via a multidimensional 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.

Mondrian is an open source, lightning-fast data analysis engine designed to help you explore your business data and perform speed-of-thought analysis. Mondrian can be integrated into a wide variety of business analysis applications and learning it requires no specialized technical knowledge.

Mondrian in Action teaches you to use Mondrian for strategic business analysis. In it, you’ll learn how to organize and present data in a multidimensional manner. You’ll follow apt and thoroughly explained examples showing how to create a Mondrian schema and then expand it to add basic security based on users’ roles. Developers will discover how to integrate Mondrian using its olap4j Java API and web service calls via XML for Analysis.

Written for developers building data analysis solutions. Appropriate for tech-savvy business users and DBAs needing to query and report on data.

What’s Inside

  • Mondrian from the ground up—no experience required
  • A primer on business analytics
  • Using Mondrian with a variety of leading applications
  • Optimizing and restricting business data for fast, secure analysis

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Beyond reporting: business analytics
Chapter 2. Mondrian: a first look
Chapter 3. Creating the data mart
Chapter 4. Multidimensional modeling: making analytics data accessible
Chapter 5. How schemas grow
Chapter 6. Securing data
Chapter 7. Maximizing Mondrian performance
Chapter 8. Dynamic security
Chapter 9. Working with Mondrian and Pentaho
Chapter 10. Developing with Mondrian
Chapter 11. Advanced analytics

Appendix A. Installing and running Mondrian
Appendix B. Online resources
Appendix C. Schema shortcuts

Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161729098X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617290985
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