Pentaho Analysis Community Documentation

Pentaho Analysis

Pentaho Analysis consists of the Mondrian ROLAP engine, an analysis schema creation tool called Schema Workbench, and an analysis cube performance enhancement tool called Aggregation Designer. Pentaho Analysis is most commonly seen from an end-user perspective through the Pentaho BI Server's analysis view interface.


Everyone who downloads the standard Mondrian distribution gets auto-generated documentation in the same package. There is also a substantial amount of Mondrian documentation on the Web site.

Enterprise Edition customers have access to the following professionally written, tested, and actively maintained Pentaho Analysis documentation in XHTML format through the new Pentaho Knowledge Base, or in PDF format through the Help menus of the appropriate software:

  • Pentaho User Console 2.0 Enterprise Edition Guide
  • Pentaho Enterprise Edition 2.0 Administrator's Guide

In addition to these comprehensive guides, there are also support articles and tech tips available through the Knowledge Base.

For Pentaho Community Edition users, this Wiki and the Pentaho Forum are the two best resources for Pentaho Analysis documentation and support. The below-listed articles were contributed by Pentaho employees and open source community members.

Contributing documentation

All registered users are able and encouraged to directly fix any errors and eliminate any omissions in this Wiki. Feel free to contribute information or instructions for any topic relating to the ROLAP engine, analysis viewer (JPivot), Schema Workbench, or Aggregation Designer. However, unless it's specifically a sub-topic of an existing article, please create all new pages relating to Pentaho Analysis as children of one of the below topical pages, and all articles pertaining to the client tools as children of those sub-pages.