Mondrian in Action

Language: English
Author: William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde
Paperback: 288 pages
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Manning Publications Co.
ISBN: 9781617290985


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.

About this book

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

About the Authors

William D. Back is an Enterprise Architect and Director of Pentaho Services. Nicholas Goodman is a Business Intelligence pro who has authored training courses on OLAP and Mondrian. Julian Hyde founded Mondrian and is the project's lead developer.

Table of Contents (full version)

  • preface
  • about this book
  • acknowledgments
  • Beyond reporting: business analytics
  • Mondrian: a first look
  • Creating the data mart
  • Multidimensional modeling: making analytics data accessible
  • How schemas grow
  • Securing data
  • Maximizing Mondrian performance
  • Dynamic security
  • Working with Mondrian and Pentaho
  • Developing with Mondrian
  • Advanced analytics
  • appendix A - Installing and running Mondrian
  • appendix B - Online resources
  • appendix C - Schema shortcuts
  • index