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My name is Miguel Gaspar and this blog is focused on Analytics solutions, providing architectural and development recipes, ..., that can be applied not only to traditional Business Analytics solutions but also to some hot topics like Big Data, IoT and Social Innovation. The content will mostly be based in the use of Pentaho technology.


  1. Startup Actions on Pentaho: PentahoHttpSession VS UserSession

    There might be easier ways to deal with some actions that you need to execute during the user login or during the start of the server itself, anyhow action sequences are still very usefull. For sure you already know about te content of this post, anyhow I needed to write it as an introduction for the next post I will be writting. …


  2. Live Insight Dashboard on Pentaho - Part 3: MQTT, the Message Broker and Data Integration.

    One of the first steps when developing a IoT solution, when in the development or discovery phases starts, is to get the sensors data and send it somewhere to be processed. Depending on requirements we can go to a message centric or data centric approach. …


  3. Embeding Dashboards - Externally consuming/generating events

    On the last blog post, I have talked about embedding dashboards. Now let’s see how we can consume or generate events. …


  4. Embeding Dashboards - The Basics

    In a earlier post, Pedro Alves talked about embedding CTools dashboards in two different ways: using “div” and “iframe” integration. …


  5. The evolution of analysis: OLTP, OLAP ... RTAP

    Big Data and IoT brings new challenges but also new opportunities to get augmented results into our companies. …


  6. Live Insight Dashboard on Pentaho - Part 2: High level overview

    The last post stated to cover some concepts and technology used to have a “real-time” dashboard using Pentaho and on a CTools dashboard. This post will give you an overview of the solution an provide you the samples. …


  7. Pentaho and Custom Action Sequences

    The Action Sequences or xAction, as you like to call them, are getting less used, because we now have better alternatives as using kettle, anyhow they are still useful in some cases. …


  8. Embedding Analytics in Augmented Reality

    Embedding Analytics in Augmented Reality …


  9. Live Insight Dashboard on Pentaho - Part 1: Introduction

    This series of posts/post has origins on the last Pentaho Community Meeting that took place in London, November last year, PCM 2015. You can follow up on
    Twitter. …


  10. Learning Pentaho CTools

    Pentaho and CTools are two of the fastest and most rapidly growing tools for practical solutions not found in any other tool available on the market. Using Pentaho allows you to build a complete analytics solution, and CTools brings an advanced flexibility to customizing them in a remarkable way. CTools provides its users with the ability to utilize Web technologies and data visualization concepts, and make the most of best practices to create a huge visual impact. …