DESCRIPTION Business data is only as valuable as the intelligence that can be extracted from it. Mondrian, AKA Pentaho Analysis, is a lightning-fast data analysis engine designed for business users. With Mondrian, developers can explore strategic questions and get speed-of-thought responses to their queries. Using Mondrian requires no specialized technical background knowledge and it can be configured 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, they'll learn how to design and populate a data warehouse and present the data via a multi-dimensional model. They'll follow examples showing how to create a Mondrian schema and then expand it to add basic security based on the users' roles. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Mondrian from the ground up-no experience required Develop custom Business Intelligence solutions Valuable insights for business analysis AUDIENCE This book is for business users such as developers, data engineers, and data base administrators. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Multi-dimensional modeling is a way of looking at data from multiple perspectives, such as date, location, etc. Mondrian is a powerful open source analytics engine that allows users to organize data in ways that make analysis easy and efficient.