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Integrate Presto Data in the Pentaho Report Designer

Publish reports based on Presto data in the Pentaho BI tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Presto data enables access to live data from dashboards and reports. This article shows how to connect to Presto data as a JDBC data source and publish reports based on Presto data in Pentaho.

Connect and Create a Report

  1. Copy the JAR file of the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, to the \Report-Designer\lib\jdbc\ folder in the Pentaho directory.
  2. Run the report-designer.bat file in the \Report-Designer\ folder to open the Report-Designer UI.
  3. Create a new data source with the driver by clicking Data -> Add Data Source -> Advanced -> JDBC (Custom) and then creating a new Presto connection. In the resulting dialog, configure the connection properties as shown below.

    • Custom Connection URL property: Enter the JDBC URL. This starts with jdbc:presto: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the Server and Port connection properties to connect, in addition to any authentication properties that may be required.

      To enable TLS/SSL, set UseSSL to true.

      Authenticating with LDAP

      In order to authenticate with LDAP, set the following connection properties:

      • AuthScheme: Set this to LDAP.
      • User: The username being authenticated with in LDAP.
      • Password: The password associated with the User you are authenticating against LDAP with.

      Authenticating with Kerberos

      In order to authenticate with KERBEROS, set the following connection properties:

      • AuthScheme: Set this to KERBEROS.
      • KerberosKDC: The Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) service used to authenticate the user.
      • KerberosRealm: The Kerberos Realm used to authenticate the user with.
      • KerberosSPN: The Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
      • KerberosKeytabFile: The Keytab file containing your pairs of Kerberos principals and encrypted keys.
      • User: The user who is authenticating to Kerberos.
      • Password: The password used to authenticate to Kerberos.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Presto JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.presto.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      When you configure the JDBC URL, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

      Below is a typical JDBC URL:

      jdbc:presto:Server=127.0.0.1;Port=8080;
    • Custom Driver Class Name: Enter cdata.jdbc.presto.PrestoDriver.
    • User Name: The username to authenticate with.
    • Password: The password to authenticate with.

Add Presto Data to a Report

You are now ready to create a report with Presto data.

  1. Add the Presto source to your report: Click Data -> Add Data Source -> JDBC and select the data source.

  2. Configure the query. This article uses the one below:

    SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Customer WHERE Id = '123456789'
  3. Drag a chart onto your report and double-click it to edit the chart. Run the report to display the chart. You can use the results of this query to create a simple chart for the Customer table.
  4. Finally, run the report to see the chart.