View Full Version : I cannot find how to get started with a non pre configured version of pentaho

03-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Hi all,

I'm quite a newbie in the BI domain, and I'm just getting starded with pentaho, so I hope you won't mind if I ask you a very "newbie" question :). (I also hope you won't mind if I posted in the wrong thread, I'm a bit lost in such a big forum :D)

Well, for my work I have to prepare a general presentation of the pentaho BI platform, like how it can be deployed and used.
I already spent some time on reading the "how to get started with pentaho" tutorials, and I've also successfully installed the preconfigured version with the sample data. I also took a look on other parts of the project (Kettle, Design Studio...), and also read quite a lot documentation about it.

Now, my question :) :
I just cannot find how to install a "normal" version of pentaho, I mean a none pre-configured one, with no sample data preloaded in it.
And I also didn't find documentation about how configure a pentaho BI platform with my own data (in my case it would be from a mysql data base).

So, if you could just tell me if I'm getting totally in the wrong way, or just indicate me the right section of the web site where I could find those informations. I must confess that I already spent quite a lot of time here, reading a lot of documentations and now I'm quite confused because I still don't really know in which direction to go....

Well, anyway, thanks a lot, I hope it was clear, if not, just tell me ;)


03-04-2008, 05:09 PM
This wiki will help you a lot:

And for your specific question: