Inquidia Consulting Releases Pentaho Business Analytics Component for Visual Design of Dynamic Analysis Schemas

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Inquidia’s new component simplifies development of customized analytics with Pentaho’s visual data integration platform.

Inquidia Consulting today announced the release of a new software component that streamlines creation of dynamic analysis schemas for users of the Pentaho Business Analytics platform. The plugin leverages Pentaho’s extensible architecture, and now allows designers to use Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) to help create richly-customized analytic views.

The plugin enables Pentaho Analyzer sessions to be dynamically generated based on users, roles, or other data attributes. Common use cases include internationalization, multi-tenant customizations, database-driven data authorizations, and dynamic schemas based on variable data sources. For example, in a single shared deployment, users from one company may wish to see certain metrics in their analyses, while users from a different company may wish to see entirely different metrics. Also, for example, a schema can be automatically updated as the underlying structure changes.

“At Inquidia, our customers increasingly adopt new and varied data sources and are tackling unique analytical situations," said Chris Deptula, senior architect for the Inquidia Labs project. “Inquidia is constantly streamlining the process to simplify analytics deployments. Our new plugin radically simplifies the creation of dynamic analytics environments in the Pentaho Business Analytics platform.”

This plugin is unique because the rules to create the dynamic view can now be developed visually with PDI. During the creation of the schema, designers have access to all data sources, transformation steps and job entries in PDI, enabling virtually unlimited customizations. With the plugin, developers can now create variable schemas with PDI instead of custom Java.

“Pentaho is a leading data integration and business analytics company that helps organizations harness value from all of their data, no matter how complex the environment,” said Chuck Yarbrough, Senior Director of Solutions at Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company. “Inquidia’s development of the Dynamic Schema Processor plugin is a powerful example of the innovation enabled by Pentaho’s open and extensible architecture.”

The plugin is simple to install on the Pentaho Business Analytics server. Then, once a data source is enabled to use the plugin libraries, analysis schemas that use the Mondrian engine are customized at runtime using the existing Kettle and other Pentaho libraries for Dynamic Schema Processing.

The plugin is designed for users of the Pentaho Business Analytics 6.x server, and is currently available on GitHub at

About Inquidia Consulting
Inquidia is an innovative professional services firm delivering full spectrum data engineering and analytics services that help our customers inquire, learn and take action with their data. We are passionate about data. Find out more at

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ and Sears Holding Corporation. For more information visit

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