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Use the Model and Visualization Perspectives to Rapidly Analyze Schema Prototypes

Data Integration offers rapid prototyping of analysis schemas through a mix of processes and tools known as Agile BI. The Agile BI functions of Pentaho Data Integration are explained in this section, but there is no further instruction here regarding PDI installation, configuration, or use beyond OLAP schema creation. If you need information related to PDI in general, consult the section on installing PDI and/or the section on working with PDI in the Pentaho InfoCenter.
Note: Agile BI is for prototyping only. It is extremely useful as an aid in developing OLAP schemas that meet the needs of BI developers, business users, and database administrators. However, it should not be used for production. Once your Agile BI schema has been refined, you will have to either hand-edit it in Schema Workbench to optimize it for performance, or completely re-implement the entire model with Schema Workbench.
Creating a Prototype Schema With a Non-PDI Data Source
Creating a Prototype Schema With a PDI Data Source
Prototypes in Production
Data Integration offers rapid prototyping of analysis schemas through a mix of processes and tools known as Agile BI. The Agile BI functions of Pentaho Data Integration are explained in this section, but there is no further instruction here regarding PDI installation, configuration, or use beyond OLAP schema creation. If you need information related to PDI in general, consult the section on installing PDI and/or the section on working with PDI in the Pentaho InfoCenter.

Note: Agile BI is for prototyping only. It is extremely useful as an aid in developing OLAP schemas that meet the needs of BI developers, business users, and database administrators. However, it should not be used for production. Once your Agile BI schema has been refined, you will have to either hand-edit it in Schema Workbench to optimize it for performance, or completely re-implement the entire model with Schema Workbench.