Training & Certifications


In this program the participants will learn the Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) which is part of BI denotes descriptive modeling for analysis based information processing. It is an approach to quickly answer multi-dimensional analytical queries.

The participants will be able to apply Mondrian / Pentaho Analysis as a free open source OLAP Server written in Java which is one of the most affordable and popular OLAP solution.

Pair with JPivot participants can access Mondrian’s OLAP data in web based manner with unlimited clients. Thus participants can easily maintained and deployed OLAP solutions in participants’ organizations.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to :

  1. Understand basic concepts of OLAP and what kinds of problems can it solved
  2. Understand multi-dimensional modeling like cubes, dimension and measures
  3. Develop OLAP Schemas for use with Pentaho Analysis
  4. Integrate Pentaho Analysis solution into Pentaho BI Platform (BI Server)
  5. Develop OLAP security / user access control

This program is designed for Business Analysts, IT developer, Database Administrator and those who new and interest to OLAP and Pentaho Analysis.


This program is 5 days of intensive training class.


Basic understanding one of several popular Database Management System (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.) and of Structured Query Language (SQL), basic understanding of XML.


  1. Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
  2. Cubes, Dimensions, Hierarchies, Levels and Measures
  3. Multi-Dimensional Modeling
    • Fact and Dimension Tables
    • Star and Snow Flake Schema
  1. Architecture
    • Mondrian as ROLAP (Relational OLAP) engine
    • Aggregation Cache
    • MDX (Multidimensional Expression)
  2. Tools
    • Pentaho Workbench Editor
    • Pentaho Aggregation Designer
  1. Java Runtime
  2. MySQL Database Server and Foodmart database sample
  3. Pentaho BI Server
  1. Pentaho BI Platform and Server
  2. Pentaho Solutions
  3. Pentaho Analysis Component (JPivot, Schema, XAction)
  4. Administration Console:
    • Creating and maintaining User / Role
    • Creating and maintaining Database Connections
  1. Mondrian Schema XML File
  2. Pentaho Schema Workbench Editor
  3. Defining Cubes, Dimensions and Shared Dimensions
  4. Creating Measures and Calculated Measures
  5. Virtual Cubes
  6. Roles
  1. MDX Queries & Syntax
  2. Concepts:
    • Dimensions, measures, members and cells
    • Tuples and Sets
    • Member properties
  3. MDX Expression & Functions
    • Navigation Functions
    • Time Functions
    • Filter and Slices
    • Aggregate Functions
  1. Mondrian’s Aggregate Tables
  2. Schema Map of Aggregate Tables
  3. Tuning Performance with Pentaho Aggregation Designer
  1. Short Introduction to Java and JDBC connection
  2. Creating Java Server Pages (JSP)
  3. Map JSP to web server’s URL
  4. Creating shortcut into Pentaho User Console’s menu
  5. Integrate Pentaho Analysis Schema into Pentaho BI Server
  6. Creating User / Role through Administration Console

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