I chose the Big Data Analytics option:
Set the permissions on the downloaded .bin file:
$ chmod +x ./pentaho-business-analytics-4.8.0-GA-x64.bin
However, the BI server did not load, so I decided to uninstall everything. Done.
Then re-installed, invalid or missing product keys, uh oh. So I called Pentaho sales people, Todd, who immediately pulled me up in SalesForce.com on their side and knew all my contact info. He sent over the 7 key files and I downloaded them.
However, next task was to upload them to the VM, which I used a product called WinSCP:
And then copy the files to the correct folder: cp -a /source/ /destination/
And then had to re-install the license keys - found this article and followed the steps...
Next, install and start PostGresql: http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/PEOpen/Installing+and+initializing+PostgreSQL+8.2+on+Ubuntu+Linux
you must be using the postgres user, then start the server...
To start the Enterprise Web Service: ./start-pec.sh
Once installation completes, log onto the web URL: LocalHost:8089
Creating something new:
So far so good. Except now I have to figure out the Big Data features and how it can generate Java Jar files using just visual interface point and click (I hope!).