This document describes the architecture of the Pentaho BI Platform and details the components and tools required to build solutions. It is intended for people interested in building solutions and creating content. It is also valuable for anyone who needs to interface with or develop portions of the Pentaho BI Platform.
To get the most out of this documentation, it is recommended that you have the Pentaho BI Suite (Pre-Configured Installation) and Pentaho Design Studio installed on your local machine. Many of the examples in this document refer to the sample solutions and data that come with the Pentaho BI Suite.