May 8, 2013 11:00 PM
This session will explore the big data scene as it relates to business intelligence. We will explore who’s using Big Data for BI, what applications are being created, and what benefits are being realized. We’ll go hands on with the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, which now offers native support to Hadoop through Hive queries. We’ll also cover how BIRT can access other Big Data sources such as Cassandra and MongoDB so developers can display their data in a stylized tabular or graphical nature which is extremely customizable using the BIRT designer. These reports can include dynamic drill through, interactivity, and can be exported to various formats, such as PDF, HTML, XLS, and ODT. This session will cover in detail how to retrieve and visualize data from Big Data sources using BIRT.